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.

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 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.

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