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Clubs needing the Services of an Umpire or a Marker, please contact

the Coordinator for the County :

 Joe Taylor  

49 Underhill Road, Charfield, Wotton-under-Edge, Glos, GL12 8TD.


Tel:   01454260965/07831648909.

Similarly, should a GBA member wish to become an Umpire or a

                                                   qualified Marker they should also contact Joe Taylor.  

                                  The County runs a number of England Bowls Umpires’ Association (EBUA)                                                     courses in Gloucestershire for players wishing to become qualified markers                                       and umpires.  Details of these are circulated all Club Secretaries.  Couses                                                      are generally held in Bristol and Cotswold and last for a full day.  


Over the last few years, Gloucestershire has seen more and more bowls coaches become qualified, supporting bowlers to enjoy the sport.    But we still need more coaches.   Anyone interested in learning more and becoming a qualified coach might find it useful to discuss the options and what is required with David Rolls, Gloucestershire’s Bowls Development Officer :

               Email:          Mobile:  07850 808759   

Details of recognised courses may be found on the ‘Coach Bowls’ website ( where you can also find details of courses currently planned across England.  A current list of such courses is regularly circulated to clubs by the County Administrator.