Bowls England, working alongside the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA), is continuing to expand its range of services to affiliated clubs to support you in managing your club more effectively.
All Bowls England affiliated clubs benefit from the support of the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) who is delighted to launch the Club Health Checker. This online tool will help your club to understand its strengths and areas for improvement across a number of key areas including club membership, recruitment and finance.
The new platform will be available free of charge to any of our affiliated clubs and aims to help you to get a better understanding of the financial health of your club, your development needs and to support growth in membership.
All you need to do is complete a 30-minute survey that will create a report customised to your club. Once you have received your report, you can book a free appointment with one of the BDA team to discuss your report and get guidance in the creation of an action plan. It is not a ‘Pass or Fail’ assessment but rather a tool to help committees assess the current condition of the club and identify areas for development.
Jon Cockcroft, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “One of the top priorities within our ‘Fit for the Future’ strategy is to support our bowls community. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our sport, and their endeavours directly affect the experience of its participants. We have a duty to give them support and guidance, therefore we are delighted to have worked together with the BDA to create this new resource for all of our affiliated clubs in order that we can then work together to develop and grow our sport.”
This initiative is part of a range of enhanced services we’re offering Bowls England affiliated clubs with a huge summer ahead of us. A home Commonwealth Games gives our sport a fantastic opportunity to inspire more people to play bowls and the Bowls Big Weekend, a new online rink booking service and a new, casual form of our game are going to help forward-thinking clubs to attract new players.
To find out more about the Club Health Checker, click here
We have compiled some FAQs regarding the Club Health Checker below, but if you find there is something unanswered, please get in touch with the BDA team.