Coaching across Queensland

by jgrey on March 10, 2020

By Felix Purcell

As this is my first article in the QUEENSLAND bowler magazine, I thought I would introduce myself. I am a national advanced coach, an accredited presenter and assessor, national umpire, Mackay Men’s DBA President and coach of both the MMDBA and MDLBA district representative sides.

Like Mal, I was truly honoured to be elected to the State Coaching Committee. With Mal based in Tropical Far North Queensland and myself in Mackay, BQ are endeavouring to look after all bowlers throughout Queensland.

I would also like to acknowledge the help I have received over the years from George [Minibus] Franklin, Alan Thorp (Thorpy) and Dennis O’Toole [Dotty]. Thank you too to Cath Crowe and Roxanne Bell for all the assistance and support they give the committee year in and year out.

Recently, I travelled to Across the Waves in Bundaberg for a skills weekend and the reaccreditation of club coaches where more than 30 bowlers attended the sessions on both days.

Thank you to Across the Waves President Keith Jobling, Secretary Bill Conmey and all who attended this great weekend. The bowls club itself is incorporated into the

Across the Waves sporting club, which has a magnificent clubhouse facility and incorporates many sports. If visiting

Bundy, call into the club. It is a fantastic complex of which any city would be proud.

In my next article, I will discuss balance and stability in the delivery sequence and how it affects our consistency in finding our intended delivery line.

On behalf of the coaching committee, I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020.

Remember that if you would like coaching courses at your club, contact your district or Bowls Queensland direct.

Dotty Gibby Ecka Thorpy

Coaching across Queensland



In a team game, break the game down into smaller components. For example, aim to get a certain number of shots in the first seven ends.