• Issue 198 – 26 September 2014

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      Season Commencement

      Good luck to all bowlers across the state entering into their respective new Pennant competitions for season 2014-15. Some competitions have already commenced with both Midweek and Saturday events kicking off, with others yet to roll down a competitive bowl.

      Equal good fortune to all and we hope everyone enjoys their bowls.

      Under 18 National Championships

      Bowls Victoria’s Under 18 team starts its National Championships campaign this Monday 29 September at Nightcliff Bowls Club in Darwin. In the first of their sectional play rounds they will face the local Northern Territory team who will undoubtedly have a strong and vocal local contingent supporting their young chargers. Victorian Under 18 team spokesperson Doug Kneebone is confident that lessons learnt at last year’s event in Western Australia will strengthen the team’s resolve to deliver more medals (hopefully gold ones) in this year’s event in the top end. Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours will be contested in both the Boys and Girls competitions.
      Jay Bye-Norris will be representing in the boy’s singles and Amelia Bruggy in the girl’s event and the girl’s fours team of Tiffany Brodie, Cody Sylvester, Elisa Rigoni and Tayla Morrison will be looking to defend their title from the previous year with Tiffany Brodie the newcomer to the team. In the boy’s fours Jayden Christie, Curtis Hanley, Ben Cotter and Joshua Corless are on the prowl and eager to turn their silver medal from last year into gold with Christie and Corless the only two remaining from their campaign in WA.
      Come Monday afternoon we’ll have an idea of how this year’s campaign will shape itself after playing the Northern Territory and then with matches against New South Wales on Tuesday and Western Australia on Wednesday.
      Please follow the progress of these up and coming young dynamos in this year’s event by clicking here for their results and following the reports on the BV website.

      Geelong Sport Development Conference

      This is a unique experience for club and association sports administrators and coaches to attend a 1 day conference in North Geelong with a leading line up of presenters for the reasonable price of $50pp or 4 tickets for $180 including a full days catering:


      Sunday 30th November
      9.00am-3pm (registrations open at 8.15am)


      The Arena, Victoria Street Nth Geelong


      Dr Pippa Grange, International Speaker on Ethics in Sport – What Does Your Club Stand For?
      Patrick Moriarty, Our Community – The Keys to a Successful Club
      An expert panel of elite coaches – Getting the Most out of Your Teams and Athletes
      James Selby, ASC and Max Binnington VicSport – Growing Your Club Membership
      Brendan McCartney, Western Bulldogs - Coach Development to Improve Your Club

      To Book:

      Get the early bird discounts
      email sue@leisurenetworks.org.au
      or book online http://www.trybooking.com/102605

      Refer to this brochure for further details and the event is not just for people in the Geelong area alone.

      Bowlers Arm Coaching Days and Tournament List

      The first Bowlers Arm Coaching Day for season 2014/2015 will be held at Shepparton Park BC on Sunday 26 October 2014. Anyone considering attending this day is encouraged to contact the Club Secretary at Shepparton Park on 58231731 or via email on secretary@sheppartonparkbowls.com.au to submit their details. The day’s activities get underway at 10.30am and there is lunch provided and the cost is only $10.00 per person. If you want to pick up a few tips on using the Bowlers Arm, then the persons involved in the Arm Coaching Days provide and ideal opportunity to pass on their skill knowledge.

      Victorian Women’s Country Carnival

      The Ballarat District Bowls Division will be conducting the Victorian Women’s Country Carnival between the 23rd to 27th of March 2014. The BDBD invite players from around the state to enter and enjoy their local bowls clubs greens and atmosphere.
      Entry fee is $10 per player per game. Entries close 20 October 2013
      For more information click here, or contact Tournament Secretary Margaret Wilkins on 03 5339 2445 or 0409 862 020.

      Bowling Arm Player Register Update

      Bowls Victoria is calling for players who use a Bowlers Arm to register their name with us if they would like to be included on the list provided to Clubs running Bowling Arm tournaments and Coaching days. It’s a very useful resource for the Clubs but is only as good as Bowling Arm players make it. We have about 150 currently listed and are happy to add your name if you are interested to be kept advised by the Clubs running events. There is no cost to you and this is a Bowls Victoria service to members. To register simply contact Amanda via email amanda@bowlsvic.org.au with your contact details (email is great) and you’ll be put on the list.

      Bowlers Arm Events

      This Sunday 28 September Ararat VRI BC is hosting their annual Bowlers Arm tournament commencing at 10.00am. Frank Logan is contact person for this event and you can give him a call on 0408 144 104 to see if there are still opportunities to enter.
      Corowa Civic BC have their day coming up on Thursday 16 October, so if you’re interested in entering give Jim Carter a call on (02) 6033 2380.

      Presenter & Assessor Training

      This week Bowls Victoria ran a Presenter & Assessor Training course to train additional Presenters & Assessors to deliver coaching courses around Victoria. The two day course, took four participants through different interactive and practical activities to develop presenting skills and knowledge of how to properly assess a candidate against a set criteria.
      Given the current state of coaching in Victoria, with currently only three Presenters & Assessors currently qualified to run courses, Bowls Victoria hope to run more of these Training Courses in the coming months. We’ve received a number of expressions of interest to date and these candidates will be contact and notified about courses as they become available.
      If you’re interested in becoming a Presenter & Assessor to assist delivering Introductory & Club Coach accreditations, or the Selection & Competition modules, please contact Scott Nicholas (03) 9861 7111 or scottn@bowlsvic.org.au to find out how you can get involved.

      Weekly Bulletin

      There is increased interest in the Weekly Bulletin which is becoming newsier and we believe topical. We urge everyone to register for on line receipt of the Bulletin, it is a free member service and ensures all recipients are aware of important dates, rule changes, etc. which are of every day interest. This is a FREE service and to register you just have to click here. We also wish to encourage clubs to submit to Bowls Victoria items of interest to convey to all clubs around the state through the weekly bulletin.
      Any comments/questions: please email to Bowls Victoria c/o
      For further information on Bowls Victoria, please regularly go to
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