“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.


Geenkeeping information is now under “Our Partners” in the top menu bar. Alternatively click the word Geenkeeping above.

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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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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