September 25, 2018

2018 Australian Under-18 Championships: Preview

Where stars are born. The Australian Under-18 Championships is an exciting event on the Bowls Australia (BA) calendar, as the country gets to see first-hand the wealth of talent we have coming through the ranks. Each State and Territory is represented with only the best of the best selected to go head-to-head at these prestigious... View Article
September 25, 2018

Multi-disability bowlers gather in Ulladulla for Championships

For the third consecutive year, the Milton Ulladulla Bowling Club has played host to the Wheelchair Sports NSW (WS NSW) Lawn Bowls State Championships. WS NSW is a multi-disability organisation providing sporting opportunities in 14 sports for persons with physical disabilities. Each year the organisation provides two opportunities for existing bowlers with disabilities to come... View Article
September 21, 2018

From the operating theatre to the bowling green: Jim Dwyer's remarkable story

Published on Friday, 21 September 2018 Bowls, a sport that fails to discriminate.  That sentiment has never rung truer than in the case of Jim Dwyer.  Having been involved in the sport since 2003, beginning at Cutheringa Bowls Club in Townsville, Jim’s position with the Royal Australian Airforce saw him later playing in both Brisbane and Darwin... View Article
September 20, 2018

Australian Jackaroos secure BCiB as naming rights partner

Bowls Australia (BA) and long-time partner BCiB Insurance Brokers have inked a new contract that will see BCiB installed as the naming rights partner of the sport’s national team. Under the agreement, the sport’s top-tier high-performance squad will be officially known as the BCiB Australian Jackaroos. The sport’s national governing body and BCiB have enjoyed... View Article
September 19, 2018

East Ivanhoe eager to thrive, not just survive

Over the past two years, East Ivanhoe Bowls Club has enjoyed a new lease on life under the guidance of a new Board and Chairman, John Hymet.  Embedded in what is considered as very much a bowls heartland of Inner-Northern suburban Melbourne, with six to eight clubs all within a short 10-minute drive of each other,... View Article
September 19, 2018

Without Bias – 18/9: Aaron Wilson and Steve Glasson [LISTEN]

The latest episode of Bowls Australia’s (BA) weekly SEN 1116 radio program ‘Without Bias’ is now available.  Host Jack Heverin is joined by 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and National Coach Steve Glasson.  MORE:2018 Awards Night finalists confirmed Without Bias – 11/9: Lee Schraner and Jake Fehlberg Without Bias airs on 1116 SEN every Tuesday... View Article
September 18, 2018

2018 Awards Night finalists named

The finalists for next month’s national Awards Night have been confirmed, with the sport’s most outstanding athletes, administrators and officials set to be recognised. Finalists for 11 awards have been unveiled for the 2018 Awards Night, with winners set to be crowned at the gala dinner on October 25. Finalists for the coveted Sport Australia International... View Article
September 17, 2018

Without Bias – 11/9: Lee Schraner and Jake Fehlberg [LISTEN]

The latest episode of Bowls Australia’s (BA) weekly SEN 1116 radio program ‘Without Bias’ is now available.  Host Jack Heverin is joined by in-form Tasmanian Lee Schraner who discusses his return to the Australian Jackaroo set-up with selection in the Emerging Jackaroos squad, as well as his involvement in the upcoming Champion of Champions and... View Article
September 14, 2018

Major breakthrough on the ice for Cherry Street Sports Ballina

During the most recent school holiday period, Cherry Street Sports Ballina (home to the Ballina Bowling Club), located in the northern rivers of New South Wales, introduced an ice skating rink onto their venue in a bid to entice more families to the club. According to the club’s General Manager Tere Sheehan, the exercise has... View Article
September 12, 2018

Bowls Australia to live-stream Australian Schools Super Series finals

In addition to an already jam-packed events calendar, Bowls Australia (BA) will be covering the Australian Schools Super Series on Thursday, September 20 live from Darebin City Bowls Club. The first Victorian School Bowls Team will take on the Combined High Schools of New South Wales in Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Five-A-Side disciplines, with... View Article
September 7, 2018

Swan Hill Racecourse BC hold annual All-Abilities event

One of the staples of the Swan Hill Racecourse Bowls Club (SHRC) is its annual Regional All-Abilities event which has enjoyed another successful staging in recent times.  On Thursday, June 14, SHRC saw approximately 55 participants of all abilities in the region walk through their doors and enjoy a fun-filled day of bowls.  Among the... View Article
September 6, 2018

Wayne Ruediger Academy successfully launched

Australian Jackaroo and South Australian stalwart Wayne Ruediger has launched his Academy to a raging success at home club Grange. Created in a bid to develop bowlers of all abilities, the free-of-charge program was held over the weekend of August 25/26 and included a visit from local MP, Corey Wingard.  The Academy and club received... View Article
September 5, 2018

Additional presenter announced for upcoming Coaching Conference

Bowls Australia (BA) are pleased to announce an addition presenter for the upcoming ‘Bowling The Australian Way’ – Coaches’ Conference from October 24-25 at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club. Joining an already esteemed selection of guests is Tim Mahon, General Manager of Team Performance at Commonwealth Games Australia. Tim is a highly experienced and proven leader... View Article
September 5, 2018

#BPL08 Team Line-Ups revealed

The teams are in for the eighth instalment of the Bowls Premier League (BPL) to be staged at Club Pine Rivers (Brisbane, QLD) from November 13-16.  Selectors have made a flurry of changes to their teams from BPL07 which saw the Gold Coast Hawks victorious in Wellington, New Zealand, with a few additions to grace... View Article
September 5, 2018

Without Bias – 4/9: Natasha Scott and Jesse Noronha [LISTEN]

The latest episode of Bowls Australia’s (BA) weekly SEN 1116 radio program ‘Without Bias’ is now available.  Host Jack Heverin is joined by Australian Jackaroo and dual-Commonwealth Games gold medalist Natasha Scott to reflect on her stunning success in 2018 and what lies ahead on the events calendar.  Also on the program is fellow Australian... View Article
September 4, 2018

Werribee volunteer acknowledged with prestigious community accolade

Werribee Bowls Club volunteer Rhonda Edwards has been honoured with the 2018 City of Wyndham Citizen and Sports & Recreation Volunteer of the Year during a recent gala ceremony. Rhonda has been a tireless volunteer of the club for a number of years, introducing a number of new initiatives in her role as Community, Events... View Article
September 4, 2018

Latest National Rankings for August released

The latest National Rankings for August have been finalised with David Ferguson and Natasha Scott continuing to top the charts following the first month of the new calendar year. Wins at the Golden Nugget and Australian Indoor Championships for Jeremy Henry and Aaron Teys respectively saw the Warilla duo both nudge two spots up the... View Article
September 1, 2018

’You want the truth?’: Cameron Munster explains story behind Brodie Croft injury

THIS would have been a tough one to explain. Cameron Munster revealed Friday night that his injured teammate Brodie Croft damaged his knee — an injury that kept him out of Melbourne’s shock defeat to Penrith — after playing lawn bowls during the week. “You want the truth?” Munster jokingly asked Darren Lockyer post-game. Round... View Article
August 30, 2018

Cast your vote for our golden girls!

Voting is open for this year’s Women’s Health Women In Sport Awards and our golden girls need your support.  Bowls Australia’s (BA) Women’s Fours outfit from the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games have been nominated for the ‘A-Team of the Year’ award.  Kelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic, Rebecca Van Asch and Natasha Scott are pitted against... View Article
August 29, 2018

Study: Mental Skills and Lawn Bowls

As part of Bowls Australia’s (BA) ongoing research on what makes an elite bowler, Dr. Fraser Carson from Deakin University has completed a report on the mental skills of lawn bowling.  Beginning with the Australian and Emerging Jackaroos before venturing out to the general bowling population, Dr. Carson’s study has identified the five characteristics that... View Article