The English Bowls Umpires Association
April 2010 following the unification of the English Men's and Ladies
umpires associations, the EBUA is the governing body of Umpires in England.
The associations membership
totals approximately 1000 active officials from Club Umpire to International
EBUA Umpires can be seen in action at all Lawn Bowls
events, including Club finals, National Championships, International Matches and
born from an intensive training and examination process and the desire to commit
time and dedication to the sport.
This is one of the first questions we ask anyone attending our training
courses and one that attracts a number of different responses:
want to give something back to the game I love"
club chairman, I think it is important that we have a qualified Umpire in
enjoy bowls at the top level. I am not a good enough bowler but by being a
good Umpire I can still be involved"
want to understand the game I play"
You should be
aware that if it is your intention to make a living out of bowls umpiring, its
impossible. It is all about volunteering!
we can help
The aim of the EBUA is to provide all applicants with the knowledge and skills
required to qualify as an Umpire and then support them through their career.
It may be that you only want to take the first modules of training to be a club
umpire and not progress to the next level
– this benefits you as an individual, your club and fellow bowlers.
It may be that you want to progress to the very top and be involved in
Our aim is to support you, no matter where you want to go.
What to do
In order to apply to take part in the National Training Programme
please complete an Application Form: