West Melton Bowling Clubs Coaching Page

Although we have resident Coaches any club member will be more than willing to help new players:

  • Our coaches' profiles are shown below with their individual commentaries following.
  • Above all it is most important that you get enjoyment from the game and interact in a friendly manner with your fellow bowlers, giving lots of encouragement and praise to not only a well played shot but improving play.
  • Remember as the saying goes - the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.
  • Nowadays there is excellent online information and videos and we encourage new players to troll through the videos, particularly on YouTube - you will find it very rewarding.

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Coaches Profiles:

Bill Paekau: Started his bowling career at Bowls Woolston between 1995 to 2009 and enjoyed coaching new players and juniors from 2001 to 2009. His philosophy is to ensure all new members are relaxed and he stresses that the main point is to have fun. He joined West Melton Bowling Club in 2010, helped new players and junior's and won the Mens' Singles in the 2010-11 season. Bill his been an active Malvern Junior Selector and before each outing, he gets all the selected players together as a training run to help understand all players strength and weakness and how to correct each item in an effort to build a stronger team. Bill has decided to take a sabatical for the 2018-19 season and spend more time with family and grandchildren. Bill assures us he will be back and may call in from time to time. He is a valued member of our club and has helped dozens of bowlers to achieve more than they thought they could do with the bowl.


Ron McNichol: Started playing bowls in 1989 with Hornby Domain now called Hornby Bowls. He played there for 20 years and won 10 club titles. Ron transfered to West Melton Bowling Club in 2010 and has had considerable success in the local competitions as well as the Malvern Championships. Ron has offered his services to our club to assist in coaching as he particularly enjoys helping new bowlers. His phone number is in the club's phone list.



John Waller:  Joined the WMBC in 1993, his first and only club.  After 5 years as junior, he decided to become a coach and umpire in order to put something back into the game that he enjoys so much. John became an Accredited Coach in 1998 and an Accredited Umpire in 1997 and International Umpire in 2005.
He has won all the club titles, both singles and team games, during his 25 years at WMBC. He enjoys coaching and derives great satisfaction from seeing the people he has coached playing so well later in their bowling careers. John is always happy to offer help at any time. His phone number is in the club's phone list.

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