Players Nomination for Celebration Matches – 2022 Season

Bowls England is seeking a team of players for the 2022 Celebration Matches who would be proud to represent the Bowls England team at a Celebration Match.

We believe that all the players should be given equal chances to play at one of the most prestigious Matches of Lawn Bowls, i.e the Celebration Matches. Hence, interested players can reach out to their counties to put their nominations through.

Please find below more information regarding registration of Players for the Celebration Matches.

How to play in the Celebration Matches:

All Counties are invited to nominate players affiliated with them to play in the Celebration Matches. Should a player wish to take part in the Celebration Match, they should contact their County Administrator, who can then nominate them to play in the Celebration Matches.

Bowls England would expect the nominated players to have achieve at least one of the following

  • A National Finalist
  • Volunteered within the club / county or National Level
  • Dignitaries from counties ex and current roles
  • Part of a Club Committee i.e Chairperson / Secretary
  • Part of England / High Performance / Junior High Performance player

What happens after the Players are nominated?

Bowls England will get in touch with the players to confirm their selection, request their availability for the Celebration Match and they will also get the chance to apply for the Captain Of The Day roles for the Celebration Matches.

Please note that players nomination forms should be submitted no later than 28th February 2022.

For any further queries please check our FAQ section below or contact

How to nominate a Player for Celebration Matches 2022?
Players are required to contact Counties to fill in their Players Nomination form
Who can counties contact for player nomination enquiries?
Please contact for player nomination enquires.
What is the player's dress code for Celebration Matches?
The dress code for all matches is Whites with a Bowls England generic shirt. These can be ordered from our official kit partner, Aceit
I am playing in a Celebration, can I bring a guest?
Players are required to contact the appointed captain of the day who can further arrange the required facilities for the player`s guests including meal options.
What is the team size for Celebration Matches?
The team size in general is 24 players. However, team size is open for discussion with Bowls England based on the number of players available. Please email if you have any queries.
How can a club register for the celebration match 2023 and onwards?
Who can I contact to find out more on parking facilities?
Please contact the captain of the day who manages this area. To find out who is captain of the day is, please contact your County Administrator.
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