Officials, umpires and markers, are a vital and valued component of our sport, particularly at a higher level of competition. They ensure that bowlers enjoy their match and that it is played both according to the rules and in the right spirit. As an official, you get the ‘best seat in the house’ and a rewarded by being part of creating a memorable experience for players and supporters.
The England Bowls Umpires Association (EBUA) is the body which recruits, develops and manages officiating in lawn bowls. Bowls England works closely and financially supports the EBUA to ensure our sport has an appropriate level of qualified umpires, particularly to ensure national competitions can take place effectively.
For more details on EBUA, including information on membership and training opportunities for officials, please visit: www.ebua.org.uk
The education programme is led by the EBUA Development Team who coordinate a panel of National Tutors and National Examiners and ensure that teaching methods, workshop structure and examination procedures remain consistent. Courses take place in different parts of the country and there are a number of different options available.
For more details on EBUA, including information on training opportunities for officials, please visit: www.ebua.org.uk