Deepings Bowling Association
Lawn Bowls in
Deeping St James
SELECTION POLICY FOR TEAMS AND CAPTAINS
The league teams which currently need to be selected are as follows:
Peterborough Midweek League – A, B, C and D teams;
Spalding EBA League;
Peterborough Weekend League;
Club 60 – A, B and C teams.
At the end of each season all current members will be contacted to ascertain their
intentions for the following year, as to whether they will be rejoining the club
and wish to be considered for league teams. Nominations will also be taken for captains
At the Annual General Meeting, to be held in December, captains and vice-
Players who indicated a wish to play league bowls, but not initially selected for
a squad, would need to be kept under consideration and included where the need required
it and should they wish, e.g. if any squad became permanently or temporarily depleted.
In the meantime, such players would have opportunities to play competitively in
friendly matches, drives and club competitions. Should there be sufficient interest
and numbers, It would also be possible to organise an in-
A captain and vice-
For external cup competitions, a Captain and Vice Captain will be appointed by the Committee
The timing of the election of team officers and the selection of playing squads will enable the club secretary to have the requisite information to pass to the leagues in good time for registration.
1. This policy is designed to give guidance on the approach to the integration of new members into the Club. It is key to remember that the Club is traditionally a combination of a Bowls Club and a Social club. Whilst the aspirations of every individual member may not be achieved the overall objective is to maintain a cohesive and pleasant social environment within the club.
2. Where a new member has previous bowling experience they will be invited to join League teams. The actual team to which the member is allocated will be commensurate with their ability as assessed by the relevant Team captains. This would not normally be the ‘A’ team in the first year of membership, but in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the Club Committee this convention may be overruled.
3. Where new members are joining without previous bowling experience it is recommended that they do not take part in league teams in their first season of membership. Instead they should be encouraged to build their experience by the following
a. Taking part in Club Night Bowling roll-
b. Entering the Sunday Drives
c. Taking the opportunity to have practice roll-
d. Gaining team experience by playing in the Friendly matches arranged most weeks.
It is the responsibility of the club to support and encourage these new members.
This can be achieved by ensuring that attendance and support is available for Club
Nights. Where and when practical the club should have a senior member nominated as
‘Mentor to New Members’ to co-