“Umpiring is the key to ensuring that the laws of the sport are adhered to at all levels of play”

Bowls NZ is excited to introduce the Vision for Umpiring: Technical Officials plan to our bowls community. The continued development of the quality and quantity of technical officials and tutors is fundamental to the supervision of the game, and the improvement of bowls. This plan sets the foundation for the national direction, regional development and alignment of umpiring in New Zealand.


The Coaching Plan 2014-2017 has been created in conjunction with the National Coaching Advisory Group (NCAG). This Coaching Plan is a blueprint for how over the next four years we will build on the existing coach development platform to ensure that bowls has enough quality coaches to support participants at every stage of the player pathway.


To view the contacts for your regional greenkeeping association click on read more. To visit the NZSTI website click on the logo

List of Approved Footwear

This list intends to provide guidance to all green users to minimise the damage caused by some footwear

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High Performance

The High performance programme is the coach led development plan for elite athletes.
The concept is to link players highlighted with the skill, attitude, ethics, and capability with the potential to represent New Zealand

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New Zealand Disabled Lawn Bowls Association

Regardless of age, skill or physical ability lawn bowls is one of the most inclusive sports in New Zealand. If you are would like more information about the New Zealand Disabled Lawn Bowls Association (NZDLBA) contact:

President – Peter Horne  E:
                                              M: 0274170691 / 049767494
Secretary – Pam Walker. E:                                             
                                             M: 0210672488 / 034473006

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