English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd



Thirty-two of England’s best young bowlers will be taking part in the English Bowls Youth Development Scheme (EBYDS) National School of Excellence at Melton & District Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday 28th October from 9.30am.

The players, aged from eight to 18, qualified for the prestigious event following a series of county and regional qualifying events over the last 12 months.

During the day all of the players will participate in a series of matches and skills tests to determine the winners.

Many previous winners of the event have gone on to represent England at international level, including Sian Gordon who is heading off to the World Championships in Autsralia later this year.

Bernard Millard, Chair of the EBYDS, explained: “The EBYDS is jointly-funded by Bowls England and the English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd, and provides a firm basis for young bowlers to develop in the sport, with many of the international selectors and managers on hand to see them in action. I would like to thank all of those clubs and county officials that have given their time and facilities this year to host the county and regional events, and also Melton & District IBC for their assistance in staging the National Finals.”

The participating players are:


James Brown Yorkshire
Harry Cain Lincolnshire
Liam Crawford Devon
Noah Cummings Durham
Lydia Cutmore Yorkshire
Jack Daniels Gloucestershire
Jack Groves Somerset
Nathan Harvey Buckinghamshire
Rhys Morgan Norfolk
William Moulton Kent
Ashley Nethercliffe Hampshire
Megan Rolfe Northamptonshire
Dean Rudling Norfolk
Adam Smith Gloucestershire
Thomas Towle Nottinghamshire
Liam White Somerset


Harry Anning Cornwall
Ryan Atkins Worcestershire
James Baxter Yorkshire
Joseph Berwick Warwickshire
Jack Bird Yorkshire
B J Byles Berkshire
Matthew Cattell Northamptonshire
Greg Chalklin Kent
Connor Cinato Northamptonshire
Edward Elmore Cambridgeshire
Barnaby Green Somerset
Philip Gregory Buckinghamshire
Josh Halcrow Durham
Travis Meller Isle of Wight
Katherine Rednall Suffolk
on Wilson Surrey

News/Photo Opportunity:

Photographers and reporters are welcome to attend throughout the event. Please contact event organiser Irene Scoble on arrival.

The Mayor of Melton, Councillor John Illingworth, will be in attendance and be presented to the bowlers at approximately 10.30am.

Notes for Editors:

The full programme for the day is

 •  9am:       Registration
 •  9.30am:   Singles matches
 •  12.30pm: Lunch followed by presentation of Official Guests
 •  1.45pm:   Skills session
 •  4pm:       Semi-finals and finals
 •  5pm:       Presentation and close


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