Boccia England

England Performance Coaches Appointed


We are pleased to announce that the group of England Performance coaches have been appointed for the 17/18 season. We are really excited to work with this fantastic group of coaches as we continue to drive the standard of play within the England Talent Pathway (ETP). This group of coaches will be working with either the England Performance Group (EPG) or with individual athletes as part of our Unlock+ programme. This is the next step towards further professionalising our sport as these coaches take up paid positions as oppose to being voluntary.

The coaches will design training programmes and deliver high performance coaching to our most talented athletes. The coaches will be operating as a key part of the wider UK player pathway and will work closely with Barry Bowden as Head Coach. The coaches will be overseen by Matt Kendrick, Performance Pathway Talent Lead, as we work towards our collective goal to help athletes to achieve their potential and ultimately populate the World Class Programme with English athletes.

England Performance Group

  • BC1/2 Team – Felicity Nicholls

  • BC3 Pairs – Dan Headley

  • BC4 Pairs – Sunil Birdy


  • Matt Kendrick

  • Liz Wilks

  • Sandra King