Connecting Bowls & Schools
Bowls is an inclusive sport; it encourages a ‘Whole-of-life’ engagement from people of all abilities. This means that is a perfect sport for primary and secondary aged children! Bowls Victoria, in collaboration with Schools Sport Victoria and Active After-School Communities, are determined to develop opportunities for children to play Bowls whether it be for fun or to compete at a higher level.
There are many different ways that a school can become involved with Bowls. Linking with a local club can provide schools with facilities, equipment and coaching to help run sessions and introduce children to the sport. Alternatively, with the development of new equipment and games & activities, modified versions of Bowls can be played just about anywhere, even at school!
School Sport Victoria
School Sport Victoria (SSV) is the peak body for School Sport in Victoria. They actively promote school sport for all Victorian students as a means to support school programs in developing students’ health and wellbeing.
On March 18 2013 Bowls Victoria and School Sport Victoria launched their Partnership Agreement at the Bentleigh Bowling Club. The Partnership aims to continue to develop and facilitate links between schools and bowls clubs throughout the state in the hopes of increasing the participation in the sport from primary and secondary students.
For more information on how to get Bowls into your school or how to connect with a bowls club nearby, please contact your School Sport Victoria Coordinator or Scott Nicholas, BV Development Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Active After-School Communities
What is Active After-school Communities (AASC)?
- The AASC program is a national initiative that provides primary school children access to free sport in the after school timeslot.
- The AASC program aims to engage children in physical activity and aims to provide opportunities for ongoing participation in organised sport.
How do I get involved?
- The AASC program invites you to enrol in one of our free AASC Community Coach Training courses to obtain a nationally recognised AASC coach accreditation. Once accredited, AASC coaches will work with Regional Coordinators to obtain local coaching placements at funded schools and outside of hours care providers.
For more information on the AASC program please contact the AASC Bowls Coordinator Kieran Brophy on 0439 169 155 email@example.com.
Bowls Victoria offer a range of different equipment that can be hired to help facilitate various different bowls programs.
For more information on borrowing equipment from Bowls Victoria please click here