Early in the summer of 2016 I attended one of Keith’s 2 day courses and was immediately aware that here was someone with similar ideas to myself and a coaching method that is clearly amongst the best in the world. The coaching that Keith and PBPC Ltd offers is innovative and easy to grasp, provided the pupil attends sessions with an 'open mind'.
In my early sporting days, I enjoyed a football career that included playing as a junior for Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as senior football at a variety of Southern League, Ryman League and County League clubs. My other hobbies included cricket, squash and badminton.
Injury and a thriving career in insurance underwriting resulted in my retiring from sporting pursuits until I decided to take up lawn bowls in 1986 at Gullivers Bowls Club, in Bexhill on Sea. Like many others, I followed my Father into bowls (my Father had been EIBA (Indoor Section) Chairman in 1968, as well as Sussex CBA President in 1965 and a Middleton Cup skip) and a Grandfather, Frank Wheway, who represented England as an indoor international in 1951/2.
Early on in my bowling career, I soaked up what coaching was available and passed the English Bowls Coaching Scheme exams as an Instructor, Coach and Advanced Coach, by 1990. Since then I have coached hundreds of players but was always aware that my EBCS methods had certain ingredients missing, which is why I withdrew from the EBCS in the early 2000's.
I worked as a Director at Falaise IBC for several years and have had many administrative roles including time as Chairman of my present club Gullivers. I have always been keen to 'give back' to our great game.
At National level, I won the EBA Champion of Champions Singles in 1995. I have also played in a couple of national semi finals, as well as four national quarter finals. I am proud to say that I represented Sussex in the Liberty Trophy from 1991 – 2011, without missing a game and, to date, have played 66 Middleton Cup games for Sussex.
In my opinion, PBPC Ltd provides the best way to learn how to play bowls, whether you are a beginner or an international wanting to make the “next step up”, be that the Commonwealth Games or winning a World Bowls Tour event. On our courses, pupils will become more conscious of what they are currently doing and understand what has to be done – we always explain 'Why' when teaching. This means that they can consciously make the changes and create the personal growth which they desire. We teach, but nothing improves without some purposeful practice.
One of our mantra's at Professional Bowls Performance Coaching Ltd (PBPC) is that anyone who coaches others should, generally speaking, be capable of performing the sport at a high level and have the knowledge to explain WHY and HOW. As well as teaching bowls, courses provide a path to a healthier and more rewarding lifestyle. So please study our website and sign up for a course that will be educational and fun.
Charles Wright - January 2017