January 18, 2018
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Belmont on course after amalgamation

Survive or shut down? That is the question many licensed sporting clubs are asking across the country. Survival was the option taken by the Belmont Bowling Club near Newcastle when it decided to call for expressions of interest from nearby clubs to amalgamate and after 18 months it has settled on Belmont Golf Club as... View Article
Australia
January 17, 2018
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BOWLS UNLEASHED – The Bowls Australia 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Published on Wednesday, 17 January 2018 Bowls Australia have unveiled their Strategic Plan, titled BOWLS UNLEASHED, to guide the sport forward from 2018 to 2022. Bowls Australia (BA) are pleased to release its 2018-2022 Strategic Plan titled ‘Bowls Unleashed’, which will serve as the blueprint in steering the sport forward in the years to follow.  A continuation... View Article
Australia
January 12, 2018
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The 12 most picturesque Bowls Clubs you must visit this summer

With Australia locked in the middle of summer we decided to survey the nation to find our most picturesque bowls clubs worth a look while on your summer getaway.  It’s no surprise that our great country ‘girt by sea’ possesses some breathtaking seaside venues, which feature prominently in our list.  Here are the 12 most... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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Shane Smith leading the charge at Quinns Rocks

With Australia on the cusp of an exciting Commonwealth Games campaign on the Gold Coast in April, the sport of bowls is set for a monumental year in 2018 as all levels of the sport bound together to drive the sport forward.  One of many people at grassroots level helping lead that charge is Shane... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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New-look South Coogee set to capitalise on successful 2017

The South Coogee Bowling Club has undertaken a number of exciting new initiatives in a bid to increase membership and improve the look of the club. A small club situated in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, they rely heavily on volunteers to run their bowls and the general maintenance of the club.  The board recently... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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Community rallies behind Flemington & Kensington Bowling Club

The community continues to rally behind the Flemington & Kensington Bowling Club after it was hit by vandals for the fifth time in less than four months. Club secretary Oliver Warren says the response to the attacks, which has cost the club thousands each time, has been overwhelming.  “We’ve been overwhelmed with the response we’ve... View Article
Australia
January 11, 2018
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Where are they now? What retired, delisted AFL players from 2017 have planned for 2018

LAST November, well over 100 footballers realised their AFL dream when they were drafted as a senior or rookie-listed player by a club. The flipside to that joy was that just as many had to make way for the influx of fresh faces. As we begin 2018, 115 men that either retired or were delisted... View Article
Australia
January 10, 2018
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Sporting Schools Program continues to deliver in South Coast region

The Sporting Schools Program has yielded a number of positive results for the sport of bowls around Australia and Woonona Public School is the latest to fall in love with the game.  An initiative by the Australian Sports Commission, Woonona has experienced great success early on with the program so much so that one of... View Article
Australia
January 10, 2018
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Jackaroo upstaged by 14-year-old prodigy

The festive period for the typical 14-year-old on the South Coast would usually be spent at the beach, but Toby Peters had other giant-killing plans.  Swapping the surf for the greens at Dapto Citizens Bowling Club, the talented young bowler navigated his way through to a singles quarter-final appearance at the prestigious South Pacific Carnival,... View Article
Australia
January 10, 2018
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Beltana connecting with all corners of the Eastern Shore community

Situated on the eastern shore of Hobart in Tasmania, the Beltana Bowls Club have gone from strength to strength with a number of proactive initiatives.  Beltana has forged strong ties with the local community, with a total full playing membership of 120, as well as many social members which are increasing by the week.  On... View Article
Australia
January 5, 2018
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Wilson and Murphy singled out for GC2018

The Australian Bowls Team’s blue-ribbon singles positions at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be filled by two players at contrasting points in their careers, in a rising young star and one of the sport’s most prolific competitors. Commonwealth Games debutant Aaron Wilson, 26, will face a baptism by fire after being handed the... View Article
Australia
December 22, 2017
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A festive message to the Bowls community

With the festive period upon us, Bowls Australia (BA) would like to take the time to reflect on the year that was in 2017 and look ahead to what shapes as a monumental year for the sport in 2018.  As 2017 draws to a close, there have been many highlights in the sport this year... View Article
Australia
December 22, 2017
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Wonthella leading the next-gen of bowlers in Geraldton

Drive four hours north of Perth in Western Australia and you’ll arrive at the picturesque coastal town of Geraldton.  With two clubs based there, the town has a great history in the sport of bowls exhibiting strong membership and proactivity. More recently, led by President Kevin Exten, the Wonthella Bowls Club launched a project to... View Article
Australia
December 21, 2017
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Good Sports Geeveston recognised for their tireless efforts

The Geeveston Bowls Club have been acknowledged as a state finalist by Good Sports in Tasmania for their efforts in seeking improvements in all corners of the club.  An hour south of Hobart on the Apple Isle, Geeveston have adopted a number of positive initiatives in conjunction with Regional Bowls Manager Simon Morrison, including raising... View Article
Australia
December 21, 2017
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Aron Sherriff ready for rollercoaster Commonwealth Games ride

With just over 100 days to go until the Commonwealth Games arrive on the Gold Coast, four-time international bowler of the year Aron Sherriff is excited about the “hectic” road ahead.  Sherriff, 32, is in the process of re-locating to the Gold Coast with his family after signing with Club Helensvale earlier this month. With... View Article
Australia
December 20, 2017
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Quick greens will give Australia Commonwealth Games edge, says Karen Murphy

Veteran Australian bowler Karen Murphy says the Broadbeach greens should give the Jackaroos the upper hand during next year’s Commonwealth Games.  Set to partake in her fifth Commonwealth Games, the 42-year-old feels as though Gold Coast will benefit Australia more so than any other Games she’s competed in.  “Certainly the crowd aspect and the whole... View Article
Australia
December 15, 2017
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Aaron Wilson ready for Commonwealth Games debut with “second family”

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be Aaron Wilson’s first and the 26-year-old already feels a part of the family.  A reigning world champion in his own right, Wilson made his Australian debut just 13 months ago and has enjoyed a whirlwind ride from the junior ranks to the pinnacle of the sport.  The closeness of... View Article
Australia
December 15, 2017
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Rice rewarded with Commonwealth Games berth after year of sacrifice

Experienced Australian bowler Nathan Rice has spoken of the sacrifice required in securing his third Commonwealth Games berth. The 38-year-old feels as though he is at the top of his game following a big 2017, in which he has made it to as many greens as possible in order to give him the best chance... View Article
Australia
December 15, 2017
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Natasha Scott credits mental refresh for Commonwealth Games berth

Australia’s number one ranked female bowler Natasha Scott says a refreshment in the mental side of her game is to thank for her outstanding recent form and selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  The 27-year-old has heralded a new approach to the sport over the past 12-18 months, a period in which she has dominated... View Article
Australia
December 13, 2017
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Best chance since Melbourne, says Jackaroos Vice-Captain

Australian Jackaroos vice-captain Brett Wilkie has declared Gold Coast 2018 as Australia’s best chance at bowls gold medals since the Melbourne Games in 2006.  The 43-year-old, along with Barrie Lester (35), Karen Murphy (42) and Nathan Rice (38) lead the contingent of senior squad members set to take up a prominent mentoring role as Australia... View Article
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