• BV Bulletin No. 192 - 15 August 2014

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      Issue 192 – 15 August 2014

      Metro Bowlers Arm Coaching Day Finalised

      BV Director Phil Gude who manages the Bowlers Arm programme for BV announced today a further Coaching Day, to be conducted in the Northern Gateway Region at Preston Reservoir Bowls Club Inc. on Sunday the 14th December. “We were very keen to bring Arm Coaching to this area of Melbourne, this fills this season’s arm coaching programme now with four days planned”. Full details are on the BV Website

      Coaching Day

      Date: Sunday 14th December
      Venue: Preston/ Reservoir Bowls Club Inc 75 Leamington Street Reservoir 3073 (Nth of the Lake)
      Contact: Ted Golledge Email: emandpop@gmail.com Mobile: 0417 374 699
      Time: 10.30 AM registration Refreshment: BBQ Lunch, Tea and Coffee provided
      Fee: $10 all inclusive

      Arm Coaching Module for Club Coaches

      The Bowlers Arm Coaches Group are working with the BV Coaching Chairman Graham Howard and BV’s Scott Nicholas to develop a training module for Club coaches to assist in the instruction of players moving to the Bowlers Arm. BV are very excited at this development. BV Director Phil Gude said “Arm Coaching is already having a positive effect on the improved standard of players available for State selection and this development will enhance the overall coaching offering greatly”. When developed the module will train accredited coaches in the use of an artificial arm and form part of the coaching pathway.
      Acting Chief Executive Peter Delaney said, “Graham Howard and his team have made a significant difference to the development and support of our Coaches with their new “can do” approach and this will further enhance Victoria’s Coaching leadership”.

      Breaking News

      Another Arm Event is being planned for Sunday the 7th December by Dromana Bowls Club Inc. Phil Gude said, “We understand the event will be the first Arm Bowler Pairs completion to offer 2/4/2 concept play”. More details to follow, but put this one in your diary now and watch the BV Website for more details.

      State Events

      Please note that there has been some confusion regarding the new State Mixed Pairs event added to the State Champions Week. The State Mixed Pairs is NOT a Champion of Champions event and is run as per the Conditions of Play provided to the Regions.

      Focus Groups

      Bowls Victoria will be holding a series of focus group forums throughout the State during August.
      We are inviting one member of each club (President, Secretary, Committee or Board member) to attend and share your views on the recent changes to the Bowls Victoria affiliation fee model and any effect this may have on your club.
      There are still have a number of vacancies available to attend the following focus groups:
      Wednesday, 20 August at Warracknabeal at 11.00 am
      Thursday, 21 August at Elmore BC at 11.00 am
      Friday, 22 August at Wangaratta BC at 11.00 am
      Tuesday, 26 August at Morwell Club BC at 11.00 am
      Wednesday, 27 August at Mordialloc BC at 6.30 pm
      Thursday, 28 August at Fawkner BC at 6.30 pm
      If your club has not already submitted an application and you are interested in attending one of the above sessions please click on the link below to register
      please click here for the link
      As places are strictly limited to 20 per session, on completion of applications we will advise you if you have successfully registered as one of the first twenty participants for each session.
      Only one official per club may register and you may attend only one session.
      Bowls Victoria will pay participants a fee of $30.00 for attending, to assist with off-setting any travel expenses incurred.
      No other expenses will be claimable from Bowls Victoria. Reimbursement details will be notified when advice of acceptance of attendance is confirmed.
      Sessions will be run by an independent facilitator and a detailed report will be provided to Bowls Victoria, including recommendations.
      We hope interested parties participate and share their views on this important matter to assist Bowls Victoria in formulating future policy.

      2014 Bowls Victoria International Day

      The 41st Bowls Victoria International Day will be conducted on Sunday 16 November 2014 at Mulgrave Country Club, cnr Wellington & Jells Road Wheelers Hill 3150. The venue is easily accessible off the Monash Freeway for those coming from the other side of Melbourne or regional Victoria.
      The entry fee is $100 per team ($25 per player), this cost covers morning tea, lunch, green fees and other associated costs. The field is limited to 42 teams which may be male, female, mixed or single. Players may wear their traditional countries dress as the BA Logo policy is relaxed for this day. Sides are encouraged to enter sides from their country of origin or ancestry. Entries forms will be available in the next edition of THE SHOT or may be downloaded from the BV website – for further information please call BV on 9861 7100 or email Ian Capp at cappys@ozemail.com.au.

      Club Development Training Session are in Full Swing

      Four more regions began their sessions this weekend and were a great success.
      Here are some comments from the feedback forms:
      - Really Valuable - Thanks
      - Did it meet your expectations? - very much so
      - Very Valuable
      - Was unsure what to expect however session reassured many of my ideas/developments/documents that I have started to produce
      - Excellent, feeling motivated
      - Very interesting
      Metro evening sessions commence this week….at Altona North, Buckley Park, Highett and Bayswater Bowling Clubs.
      East Shepparton and Wangaratta sessions begin this coming weekend.
      If your club hasn’t yet registered do it straight away. Don’t miss out!
      Registration can be done on the Bowls Victoria website with a credit card or you can contact Pam at Sports Community on 59 736 404 and have an invoice sent to you.
      All clubs are strongly encouraged to send 3 participants to each of the 6 different sessions. Your registration cost is per club, not per person! You may choose to send different people to each session based on their role within your club. All for one registration cost.
      These sessions have been specifically designed for the needs of Victorian Bowls Clubs and are the first of their kind in the country.

      Umpiring Seminars

      Annual Umpiring Seminars will be held throughout the State in September.
      All Umpires, potential Measurers and Umpires and all bowlers, both new and experienced, are invited to attend.
      These seminars will provide information on proposed changes to the Laws, the role and equipment usage for Measurers and new officiating pathways for accreditation of Measurers, Markers and Umpires, that will come into effect 1 January 2015.
      Seminar details are:
      Date Club Time Contact
      Sunday, 7 September Sunbury BC
      49 Riddell Road
      Sunbury 3429
      Commencing: 10am
      Concluding: 3pm
      Bob Carlson
      0421 280 087
      Sunday, 7 September Red Cliffs BC
      Guava Street
      Red Cliffs 3496
      Commencing: 10am
      Concluding: 3pm
      Margaret Robinson
      0431 477 472
      Sunday, 14 September Korumburra BC
      Charles Street
      Korumburra 3950
      Commencing: 10am
      Concluding: 3pm
      John McVeigh
      0407 094 965
      Sunday, 21 September Portarlington BC
      Western Park
      Portarlington 3223
      Commencing: 10am
      Concluding: 3pm
      Les Johns
      03-5259 2164
      Sunday, 21 September Natimuk Bowls Club
      3 Sudholz Street
      Natimuk 3409
      Commencing: 10am
      Concluding: 3pm
      Elston Arnold
      0428 871 429
      Sunday, 28 September Doncaster BC
      JJ Tully Drive
      Doncaster 3108
      Commencing: 10am
      Concluding: 3pm
      Bob Jones
      03-9850 6922
      For enquiries or attendance bookings please telephone the contact person listed above.
      For those attending please bring your bowls shoes and your own lunch.

      Introductory & Club Coach Courses Announced

      Bowls Victoria would like to announce some additional Introductory & Club Coach courses to be run in the next few months adding to the Club Coach course at Seymour BC announced last week.
      Club Coach Course
      Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August 2014
      9:30am – 4:30pm
      Seymour BC

      Club Coach Course
      Sunday 21 & Monday 22 September 2014
      9:30am – 4:30pm
      Leongatha BC

      Club Coach Course
      Sunday 28 September & Sunday 5 October 2014
      9:30am – 4:30pm
      Golden Square BC

      Introductory Coach Course
      Sunday 12 October 2014
      9:30am – 1:30pm
      Golden Square BC

      Existing applicants from these regions will be contacted to confirm their availability, however if you are outside of these Regions and still wish to attend the courses you’re more than welcome to do so.
      Spaces are limited so if you’re interested in attending a course please contact Scott Nicholas (03) 9861 7100 scottn@bowlsvic.org.au to confirm your attendance and confirm payment details.
      There are a number of other courses that are in the process of being confirmed so stay tuned to the Weekly Bulletin and Bowls Victoria website for more details. If you’re a Region or Division and wish to have a course run in your area, please contact Scott Nicholas to discuss possible dates and locations.
      Any comments/questions: please email to Bowls Victoria c/o
      For further information on Bowls Victoria, please regularly go to
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