2019 Sportscover Clubbies Awards

YOUR VOTES ARE IMPORTANT.
ALL MEMBERS & FRIENDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VOTE TO SUPPORT BOTH NOMINATIONS.

Congratulations!
Your nominees are finalists in the 2019 Sportscover Clubbies Awards – Best Club and Jim Rayner in the Best Administrator categories.

The Clubbies panel has announced its Top 100 across eight categories.
Now it’s over to you. Votes will help us decide who wins. Use the social tile attached to encourage people to vote for your club.

Deadline: Voting closes on March 28.

Winners: Our eight winners will be announced in April. Total prizes valued at more than $10,000.

Just click on the link https://www.insidesport.com.au/clubbies/vote and fill in your details to submit your vote.
Good Luck!

Kathy Stone
Project Manager
#Clubbies2019
0428 515 156

School Holiday Fun!


Leisure Networks is holding a Totally Sports Day for kids based @ The Hive on 24th January including introduction to lawn bowls, swimming and tennis.

The Werribee Bowls Club is a family friendly Good Sports Club with a Child Safe Policy where we have accredited coaches available to introduce participants to the sport of lawn bowls.

For full details check out https://www.leisurenetworks.org/event/totally-sport-wyndham

Thank You VicHealth!

Female Participation – Be it Girls on The Green, Bowling With Babies, Try Bowls, Barefoot Bowls or Community Bowls we now have small bowls that can be safely utilised. It’s all about FUN!  Why not give it a go?

Our Junior Development Program kicks off February 2019  for students interested in being coached to play lawn bowls.  Free coaching and membership on offer.  Ideally suited to students/parents preferring non-contact sports.  Bowls is played locally and also at state, national, international and the  Commonwealth Games! 

Bowls can be played by all ages, abilities and cultures.

Enquires via the Club on 9741 3229 or by calling our Community Bowls Co-Ordinator on 0434 005 282. 

Bowls Unleashed!

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The Bowls Australia 2018-2022 Strategic Plan has been released and is accessible via https://assets.sportstg.com/assets/console/document/documents/16A4AD27-5056-BD3F-FE4442CBC17E61B1.pdf

The document certainly provides some interesting reading as to the way ahead for bowls in Australia.

The Vision Statement states “Our Vision is for all Australians to engage with bowls during their lifetime”.

Participation is now the key. Success is no longer measured purely on the numbers of pennant players at a club. It’s all about getting people through the gate for the first time and accepting that time restrictions and changes in society and family structures may no longer enable participants to commit to long term pennant competitions. Short form games and other options are being developed by the Bowls fraternity who recognise the need for change to get people onto the greens – be is social, community, pennant or barefoot bowls. The old saying that “if you don’t give it a go – you will never know” is so true.

Why not invite your family, friends, colleagues or mates to come down for a roll up? Bowls is the only game that can be played from womb to tomb!   Enquiries for bowls or functions always welcome.  Call The Hive on 9741 3229 to have a chat. We can tailor an event for your needs. 

Oh What A Week @ The Hive!

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How exciting can it get?

Tuesday – First and foremost we had our Ladies Premier Team sting Clayton and get through to the grand final. Never thought that the game of bowls could be so exciting. At the end of a days play, the outcome hinged on the last few bowls of Lyn’s rink with both Lyn and Karen (Dusty) Brennan putting down crackers resulting in a 68/61 victory. Wonderful team effort by everyone including the supporters. The grand final is yours. Go for it. YOU CAN DO IT! Bring home the honey.

Thursday – we had Girls On The Green with six new ladies enjoying their introduction to bowls together with a return visit from 8 of the Mambourin ladies. Most of us take so much from granted. It is mind blowing to see the pleasure that these impaired ladies have derived from being able to get onto the green and participate in a sport using our Junior Jack Attack kit. Several of these ladies had never participated in any sport previously which attests to the fact that our sport is suitable for all ages, abilities and cultures. Win/Win.

Friday – we had around 30 mums and bubs at Bowling With Babies. What a hoot to see so much young blood on the greens. Whoever would have thought? And they love it and would like to continue post the pilot program. Win/Win.

And top it off we had 50+ on the greens for Friday Night @ The Hive. Our message is getting out there. We are a community club open to our diverse community. Our doors are open. Not only a potential source for new bowlers but a positive effect on club revenue not only for bowling but increased bar and raffle takings. Win/Win.

Word of mouth advertising is the best advertising that the club can get so it is our hope that every visitor goes away with a positive image of our club. It is up to each of us to ensure that visitors are made feel welcome and that we offer a hand of friendship to new faces arriving at the club.

Over the past few weeks our club has featured on the Bowls Victoria and WyndhamCity Twitter sites and received likes from Bowls Victoria, Bowls Australia and bowls clubs near and as far away as the UK which is great exposure “for the little bowls club hidden in the park at the end of the main street”.

Let’s keep the bowls rolling. Each and every member has a role to play.