Welcome back Jacqui!
It is great to be back on the State Coaching Committee and working alongside the hard-working team again.
During my absence from the committee, I was able to finish a degree in Health Science (Health Communication) through the University of the Sunshine Coast, where I studied courses in health promotion, crisis management and psychology. As a result, I now have a greater appreciation of how coaches can positively influence the physical, mental and social well-being of bowlers. We often forget that bowls clubs provide the social capital that allows members to feel connected. This is vital for the psychological health of our club members who may be missing interactions with family and friends as a result of COVID-19.
I am a member of Glasshouse Country Bowls Club, where I am the coaching coordinator and run training sessions, while helping out with the junior bowlers when needed. I continue to accredit and re-accredit coaches as Bowls Australia P & As and still have a passion for motivating coaches to be creative and deliver thought-provoking training sessions aimed at improving individual and team performance.
I look forward to catching up with all my old friends throughout the State and meeting many new ones.