John McGuinness

Performance Director

John has a vast amount of experience on the international scene. He’s been a member of the England international squad as a player over the past 20 years, including playing Captain from 2016-2019.

John won silver in the Men’s Fours at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014 and also has multiple national titles in England to his name. The most recent of those came in the National Fours in 2019 with his club, Gerrards Cross, in Buckinghamshire.

With his core bowling knowledge, he will be at hand to ensure Team England excel at Victoria Park in the Games this summer.

Mo Monkton

Women's Manager

Mo is one of the best in the business at coaching, holding a stellar amount of experience. She has managed Team England’s para-squad at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, as well as being the Disability Bowls England Performance Director and Team Manager since 2018.

She has previously managed the EIBA Women’s Under 25 Team between 2008 and 2015. Mo was awarded Coach Bowls Female Coach of the Year in 2018 and Inclusive Coach of the Year.

Her passion for bowls is undeniable and she will be aiming to guide the Team England women to medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Kirk Smith

Men's Manager

Kirk was part of the inaugural Junior International team in 1990 before earning his place in the Senior International team for six years between 2000 and 2005. He has represented England at the European Championship, claiming gold in 2003 and silver in 2005. Kirk has also clinched victory twice in the National Fours (1999 and 2019).

He became an international selector in 2019 and was made the Men’s Senior International team manager the following year.

Kirk is a highly motivated individual, participating in many other sports in his spare time. Team England men will have his full support in their quest for medals this summer in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Sandy Hazell

Women's Assistant Manager

Following in her father’s footsteps, Sandy started bowling at the age of 12. She made her Junior International debut in 1990 before gaining the first of thirty-two caps for the Senior International team in 2007. As part of the Commonwealth Games team in Delhi in 2010, she won Bronze in the Ladies Triples. Sandy is also the only Englishwoman to have won the prestigious Hong Kong Classic singles title in 2012.

Having previously served on the Kent Executive for a number of years, as selector and co-manager of the Amy Rose side, she became an England selector in 2020.

As she continues to play bowls competitively, Sandy is very much looking forward to using her experience and expertise to contribute to a successful Team England campaign at Birmingham 2022.

Helen Wall

Para Team Manager

Helen won the National Women’s Singles in 2002 whilst representing Derbyshire. She went on to represent England in the inaugural World singles in Moama, Australia, the following year. She was part of the Senior International Team between 2003 and 2010.

She became an international selector for Disability Bowls England in 2019 and now has the thrilling task of Para Commonwealth Games Team Manager this year.

Helen has played many sports at County and National level including hockey, rounders and football. The Para Team will have her full backing and guidance as they pursue medals this summer at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Forgot your password?