July 18, 2020

Bowls VIC Restructure

Bowls Victoria plans to alter its region structure from July next year, this will see the removal of the Bendigo Bowls Division, Campaspe Valley and potentially the Goldfields division as […]
July 14, 2020


Chermside Bowls Club’s grants & sponsorship director, Michael McMahon, says that his club has benefited greatly from the council grants which has given them the capital they needed to install […]
July 8, 2020

Aussie Athletes uniting for Lifeline in time of need

BCiB Australian Jackaroo Natasha Van Eldik and recently-retired inter- national teammate Karen Murphy are amongst 22 current and former Australian athletes named AIS-Lifeline Community Custodians for 2020-21. Now in its […]
July 2, 2020

“One thing more—Goodbye”

Name: Athol SnookDate: 1942Unit: 100 Squadron RAAF Location: New Guinea Flying Officer Athol Snook was a survivor. In 1942, he spent 47 days at sea in a lifeboat sailing from […]
June 30, 2020


Story by Clare Hockey (Bowls VIC) Bowls Victoria’s Roll Up program is moving into its second year of existence in 2020. Thus far, we have seen 12 Hub clubs run […]
June 24, 2020

Looking to get out of the house?

While it may be infeasible to travel internationally in the short term, as the Coronavirus restrictions continue to ease across the country domestic travel will be very much in vogue […]
June 22, 2020


Drive west along New Zealand’s state highway from Invercargill to Riverton, and you’ll pass by the turnoff to the settlement of Thornbury. One kilometre off the highway, Thornbury is a […]
June 20, 2020

Warming up to the benefits of stretching

While bowls may be a low impact sport, players can still benefit greatly from stretching before a roll up. Professor Tony Blazevich from Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and […]
June 18, 2020

Winter soups

Pumpkin Soup Ingredients 750 g jap pumpkin diced 250 g potatoes diced 2 onions diced medium 3 chicken stock cubes crumbled 3 1/2 cups water 250 ml thickened cream 1 […]
June 17, 2020

Meet Paul

Story by Brian Kearney, Nicola Baldwin and Bowls VIC Paul Kearney started his bowls journey in his 20s after having to face the fact he wasn’t likely to ever “cut […]
June 14, 2020

15 way to get your Bowls fix

The Coronavirus will continue to keep our lives on hold until at least June, this will force most of us to stay home, but we can still go some way […]
June 11, 2020


By Bowls Australia In these difficult times, clubs are searching for ways to engage their members, keep them involved and, most importantly, make sure that when the current restrictions are […]
June 11, 2020


A good social media strategy can have a positive effect on sales as it increases the overall exposure of your club, and it can help you promote your club’s deals […]
May 1, 2020

Marketing your club after the lockdown

Have you thought about how you will be marketing your club to new members after the lockdown has ended? The most important ingredient of any club is its members, but […]
April 30, 2020

Getaway plans ruined?

We’ve put together a list of the four most picturesque bowls clubs you need to getaway to once travel restrictions are lifted in Australia. Mornington Bowling Club – Victoria Located […]
April 28, 2020

New women in bowls working party

Bowls Australia (BA) is actively taking steps towards readdressing the gender balance in bowls, through the use of the Women in Bowls Working Party which met for the first time in Melbourne […]
April 20, 2020


The second Mildura All Abilities Regional Bowls Carnival was held on March, 5 with 45 students from Mildura Specialist School playing bowls in the morning and 18 adults participating in […]
April 18, 2020

Easy cheese bread

What do we do when we are stuck indoors? We bake bread! Delicious, easy fresh cheese bread. Yum! Try and make our toppings too, especially if you have a lemon […]
April 16, 2020


BCiB Australian Jackaroo Ellen Ryan, who recently completed her journey to becoming a Retained Firefighter for Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW). With much of the world currently shrouded in uncertainty, […]
April 7, 2020

How lawn bowlers can stay healthy in lockdown: COVID-19

At some point you may have wondered what it would be like to be in prison, well thanks to the coronavirus we’re all going to experience prison like conditions as […]
April 2, 2020

Riding in the car with your dog

Compulsory testing of in-car dog restraints and better education about the dangers of having pets loose in the car are needed to ensure the safety of drivers and pets, a […]
March 31, 2020

Fabulous finale at State Junior finals

Youthful talent abounded at the Bowls Queensland Junior State Championship in Toowoomba from January, 19-24. Held across Toowoomba and North Toowoomba Bowls Clubs, players vied for the Fours, Triples, Pairs […]
March 30, 2020

But lawn bowls can’t hurt me!

We all know that lawn bowls can be strenuous – who has played bowls all day under the beating sun? Talk about stamina! Bowls is fun, available to all and […]
February 25, 2020

Support available to veterans affected by bushfires

OVER 50,000 Australian military veterans live in communities affected by this season’s unprecedented bushfires and there is support available to them through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Minister for […]
February 21, 2020

Wedlock and Delves named 2019’s top-ranked bowlers

New South Wales pair Corey Wedlock and Genevieve Delves have maintained their mantles as the top-ranked Australian male and female bowlers respectively following the end of the 2019 calendar year. […]
February 18, 2020

Donation roll in for Bowls Disaster Relief Fund

Bowls clubs and bowlers around the country continue to dig deep for Bowls Australia’s (BA) Bowls Disaster Relief Fund, with more than $25,000 raised since the start of January. Thornbury […]
February 15, 2020

Will you perish in the coronavirus pandemic?

Experts are warning that the Wuhan coronavirus (2019 nCoV) is now likely to become a pandemic that circles the globe, as cases continue to rise at an alarming rate. In […]
December 12, 2019
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Three reasons to play bowls

Do you need to convince your friends to join you on the green? Or maybe you’re just trying to educate them that bowls is not just the sport you play […]
December 10, 2019

Karen Murphy to retire

BCiB Australian Jackaroos stalwart Karen Murphy has announced her international retirement, effective at the end of the year. Murphy, 44, made her debut for Australia as a 23-year-old at the […]
December 9, 2019

Best of Australian Bowls

By Lachlan Williams BCiB Australian Jackaroo Aron Sherriff was one of the biggest winners as those involved in bowls across Australia celebrated the sport’s night of nights at Gold Coast’s […]
December 5, 2019

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) may prevent cognitive decline

High intensity interval training (HIIT) may be doing more than just keeping you fit and strong – it may also help prevent age-related cognitive illnesses, such as dementia. A University of Queensland […]
December 5, 2019

Nathan Rice Announces International Retirement

By Domenic Favata BCiB Australian Jackaroos veteran Nathan Rice has announced his international retirement, effective at the end of the 2019 Multi-Nations. Rice, 40, made his debut for Australia in […]
December 2, 2019


Australia scored a mighty double at the World Singles Champion of Champions in Adelaide last month, when Victorian state teammates Kylie Whitehead and Lee Schraner reached the pinnacle of their […]
November 5, 2019

Trans Tasman: Disciplines decided for Development Team

BY DOMENIC FAVATA The Jackaroos collective make-up for the 2019 Trans Tasman Test Series is beginning to take shape, with the disciplines confirmed for the previously announced Development team. As has […]
November 3, 2019

Over 60’s set for Trans-Tasman inclusion

By Domenic Favata, Bowls Australia In a boost to the event, an Over-60’s component will be added to the annual Trans Tasman Test Series against New Zealand later this year. […]
November 1, 2019
Bowls Gr8 for Brains

Bowls Gr8 for Brains

By Tom Sharman Former Queensland police Sergeant Darryl Coventry is on a mission to create a national lawn bowling initiative which aims to provide support for both current and former […]
October 31, 2019
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Greg Kelly honoured at Tweed Head Bowls

By Justin Sayson A competition to honour a great man and legend of bowls, the Greg Kelly Open Fours competition was played on September, 1. A year in the making, […]
October 29, 2019

World record broken at indoor bowls tournament

Congratulations to UK pair Jamie Reynolds and David Leighfield for smashing the world record for longest marathon of indoor bowls singles with a new record of 32 hours. The Guinness […]
October 27, 2019

Countdown to world singles glory

MEDIA RELEASE from World Bowls Two international representatives will join bowls immortality in Australia over the next seven days when the sport crowns this year’s men’s and women’s world singles […]
October 17, 2019

Victorian Lawn Bower wins Women in Sport Award

The face of lawn bowls for Victoria’s This Girl Can Campaign, Courtney Gabb, has been honoured with the 2019 Women in Sport Award at this year’s Women in Sport Breakfast. […]

September 23, 2019

Bowls defibrillator saves cyclist

The Carrum Bowling Club’s foresight to purchase a defibrillator unit has paid off, after its members used it to save the life of a passing cyclist. When Carrum Bowling Club […]
September 16, 2019

The importance of emergency management at clubs

BY KALON HUETT Proactive members of Somerville Bowling Club recently helped save a player’s life in a medical emergency at Mt Eliza Bowling Club, during the Grand Final between Mount Martha […]
August 27, 2019
BArry Cox the Lawn Bowls Doctor warns that your lawn bowls may not be up to standard

Independent testers find half of lawn bowls not up to standard

Two of Australia’s independent bowls testing operators, Barry Cox from ‘The Bowls Doctor’ in Queensland, and Greg Sherman from ‘The Bowling Arm’ in Victoria, have found that there has been […]
June 3, 2019

RIP Ballina RSL Bowling Club

By Greg Danvers On Sunday June 9, 2019 the very LAST game of lawn bowls will be played at Ballina RSL Bowling Club after Ballina RSL Club Limited made the […]
May 7, 2019
Bowls Victoria teamed up with DSR and VPRS to visit kids at the Royal Children's Hospital and Monash Hospital

Bowls a hit at Kids Hospital Sports Program

By Bronwyn Slatter Disability Sport and Recreation  (DSR) and the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) recently invited Bowls Victoria to participate in the DSR Kids Hospital Sports Program at the […]