Boccia England


Boccia England is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is governed by a board of directors who are also trustees of the registered charity. It has two sub committees, one dealing with governance, the second is concerned with sports development


Mike Walker

  • Joined the Board in May 2018 and has a passion for both business and sport
  • Mike has been Chair of an Oxfordshire County Sports Partnership has had further Board level experience as Vice Chair and then Chair of the Institute of Directors for Buckinghamshire/Milton Keynes Branch
  • He has over 22 years' experience as a Senior Manager and Leader.
  • Mike is a former tennis professional, playing at Wimbledon and in the Davis Cup.


Dan Newton

  • Current role is as Development Director for Rounders England.
  • 15 years experience as a sports development professional, supporting county sports partnerships and national governing bodies at a local regional and national level.
  • Thomas International PPA practitioner
  • Leadership & Management programme at Cranfield School of Management and BSC Hons degree in Sports Development at Sheffield Hallam University


Jonny Rudge

  • Corporate Fundraiser
  • Over 10 years’ experience as a tennis coach working with a range of players including athletes with learning and physical disabilities and national level junior athletes
  • Experience as a visually impaired Tennis Tournament Director and Disability Tennis Network Manager.
  • BSc Hons degree in Sports Science with Management from Loughborough University


Lauren Templeton

  • A wealth of experience as a sports development professional, most recently as the strategic lead for children and young people for England Netball.
  • Prior to this, as a disability sport officer working in schools and the community to develop sports opportunities for people with a disability
  • A Boccia Leaders Award and Young Officials Award tutor and was a Gamesmaker for boccia at London 2012.
  • Works with a London based disability sport charity supporting with the development of training courses and funding bids


Liz Moulam

  • An active Boccia England member with extensive experience in boccia across a variety of roles, including club lead, official, coach and tutor
  • Previous experience in customer service, marketing and research
  • Excellent knowledge of sport and sport psychology
  • Previous Board experience as a Trustee and Board Chair


Owen Watson

  • A qualified accountant with experience in the sports sector
  • Previous Board experience as Treasurer
  • Executive level experience working on strategic commercial financial analysis
  • Experience of reviewing and revising financial processes and taking the lead with financial contracts

Players Advocate

Dan Bentley

  • Dan Bentley is acting as Players Advocate for Boccia England and he sits on the Board and Sports-Sub Committee to ensure that the individual and collective views of players are represented.