Mo Monkton

Performance Director

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.

She guided the Team England women to two medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. She has stepped up to Performance Director while John McGuinness is taking a temporary break from the role.


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 had his full support in their quest for medals last summer in Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as they claimed one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze.

Sandy Hazell

Women's 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 used her experience and expertise to contribute to a successful Team England campaign at Birmingham 2022. England’s women won Gold and Silver.

Helen Lewis-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.

Helen has played many sports at County and National level including hockey, rounders and football. She became an international selector for Disability Bowls England in 2019.

The Para Team had her full backing and guidance as they pursued medals last summer at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The England Para bowlers won two Bronze medals.

Stuart Thomas

Junior Men's Manager

Stuart’s journey began with representing England at Junior International level before making his debut in the Senior International team in 2000.

Along the way, he achieved notable success, including winning the English champion title in U25 singles, National Pairs, and National Fours, while also being part of victorious National Team campaigns.

Transitioning into leadership roles, Stuart became an international selector in 2021 and later assumed the Men’s Junior International team manager position in 2022.

Under his guidance, the team achieved success, clinching the overall Junior Champions title in 2022. Furthermore, his European squad secured one Gold and one Silver Medal, ultimately emerging as overall champions at the latest European event.

Nicola Bowe

Junior Women's Manager


Jason Parkinson

Men's Regional Selector - North

John Ottaway

Men's Regional Selector - East


Men's Regional Selector - South

Kevin Phillips

Men's Regional Selector - West

Di Wilson-Rogers

Women's Regional Selector - North


Women's Regional Selector - East


Women's Regional Selector - South


Women's Regional Selector - West
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