BV Bulletin No. 232

by Team BV

Issue 232 – 5 June 2015

Under 18 Test Series vs South Australia
This long weekend an Under 18 Test Series involving Bowls Victoria & Bowls South Australia is being staged at Moonee Ponds BC. The action kicks off on Saturday afternoon at 12.15pm and continues through until Monday lunchtime. The two teams will be contesting three tests that consist of a singles, pairs, triples and fours match in both male and female categories and with players rotating through different disciplines and positions over the matches. The Clayton BC Sponsored Bowls Victoria teams are; Females: Tiffany Brodie (Fitzroy/Victoria), Amelia Bruggy (Bendigo), Mikayla Long (Glenroy), Tayla Morison (Melbourne) & Natasha Russell (Clayton). Manager Louise Morison. Males: Jayden Christie (Werribee), Joshua Corless (Bundoora RSL), Curtis Hanley (Clayton), Alex Skilton (Clayton), Jordan Yates (Glenroy). Manager Doug Kneebone. BV’s thanks are extended to Moonee Ponds BC for hosting this event and we hope the weather gods are kind to everyone playing and spectating.
This series commences a schedule of events for the Under 18’s over the next month that sees them conducting an Observation Day at Vermont South BC in a fortnight’s time on 20 June and the week after at Shepparton park BC on 27 & 28 June their trials for the National Under 18 Championships to be conducted in the ACT in September at the Tuggeranong BC. From 4-6 July the Victorian Under 18’s will be hosting a representative team from Wellington NZ for a series of matches to be played at Shepparton Park BC. This is a return visit from the Wellington Region who hosted the Victorian’s in 2014. Click here to view the details of who has made it into the Gold and Silver Squads for the Under 18’s for the coming season’s activities. It’s from these squads that representative teams will be selected for test series in 2015/16.

Young Sea Lake BC Member Selected to Victorian Bowls Under 18 Gold Squad
Brody and his parents, Linda and Craig Harker of Sea Lake, have received notification that Brody has been selected to the Victorian Under 18 Bowls Gold Squad. Brody’s selection followed numerous ‘observation’ days conducted by Bowls Victoria in an attempt to find the best of a bountiful crop of young bowlers from across the State. Over the weekend of May 22-23, Brody attended the final of this series of trials in Bendigo and shortly thereafter, he received the news that he had dreamed of since beginning his campaign for selection to the State side – he had cemented a place in the top eight of the 16 member boys Gold squad. Amazingly, there was more to come. Brody has now been advised that he is to attend the Australian Championship Selection Trials to be held in Shepparton over the weekend of June 27 and 28. It is here that he will be vying for a highly contested place to compete in the National Under 18 Championships to be held in Canberra in September. Brody is well known – and highly regarded – by bowlers in the Tyrrell Bowls Division and Murray Mallee Region. He is not only a talented bowler, but a genuinely popular young man who will prove a worthy ambassador for his family, his local Sea Lake Club, his District and Region, his School and his State of Victoria. Well done, Brody, on your selection to the Bowls Victoria Under 18 Gold Squad, and best wishes for your endeavours for selection to the National Under 18 team.
Under 18 Females nominated for the National Trials are, Kira Bourke, Tiffany Brodie, Amelia Bruggy, Mikayla Long, Tayla Morison, Natasha Russell, Lisa Trewarne and Eve Van Rhine. The males invited to trial are Jayden Christie, Joshua Corless, Curtis Hanley, Brody Harker, Riley Hodgson, Alex Skilton, Todd Trewarne and Jordan Yates. Good luck to all players.

2015 Australian Indoor Qualifying – Men’s Singles
Congratulations to the Victorian male qualifiers who have successfully made it through to the National Finals of the Australian Indoor Singles to be staged at the Tweed Heads BC from 24-27 August 2015. Paul Tirant (Yarra Glen), Jerome Coles (Melbourne), Max Mannik (Croydon), Dane McKinnon (Melbourne), Barrie Lester (Mulgrave Country Club), William McIlwain (Traralgon) & Josh Warren (Shepparton Park). These seven male players will join the four female qualifiers that made it through in May. Jody Nevill (Bundoora RSL), Carla Odgers (Sunbury), Nicole Shortis (Leopold Sportsman’s Club) and Gordana Baric (Mulgrave CC). Many thanks to both Brighton and Shepparton Park BC’s for the use of their facilities to conduct the 2015 qualifying rounds.

National Ranking Points
Information is currently available online that displays the National Ranking Points accumulated by participating bowlers in events and tournaments that are being staged right across the country. The majority of these events are open to all-comers who wish to enter. There are lists for male rankings and female rankings and Victoria has many players featured on both lists as a result of our State Championships being decided in April. Click here to have a look and be surprised at finding someone you might know!

Metropolitan Pennant Nominations for Season 2015/16
Just a reminder that if you haven’t already done so, nominations for BV Metropolitan Mid-week and Saturday Pennant for season 2015/16 are due at Bowls Victoria by Wednesday 1 July 2015. Click here to go direct to the Pennant Section of the BV website to see what is on offer for this year’s Metro Pennant competitions.

Bowlers Arm News
An updated version of Bowlers Arm events to be conducted in the 2015/16 season has been added to the BV website. Click here to be directed to the list that also includes some projected dates for Bowlers Arm Coaching days to be conducted.

Expression of Interest – Bowls Victoria Finance & Audit Committee
Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified persons for consideration for available positions as Committee members on the Bowls Victoria Finance & Audit Committee. The objective of the Bowls Victoria Finance and Audit Committee is to assist the Bowls Victoria Board to discharge its responsibilities by monitoring and advising on all aspects of the financial management of Bowls Victoria Inc.
It is intended that all members of the Bowls Victoria Finance & Audit Committee will have relevant qualifications and experience (ie be a qualified accountant or other finance professional with experience of financial and accounting matters) and be financially literate and have familiarity with financial management.
Please refer to the Bowls Victoria Finance & Audit Committee Terms of Reference (click here) for a complete explanation of the duties and responsibilities associated to members of this committee. Bowls Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Organisation and seeks gender balance where possible in all appointments to committees.
The time commitment in applying for a role on the Finance & Audit Committee is to attend a meeting every second Thursday of the month, plus meeting preparation and review time each month with an occasional extra meeting for budget review/special projects/Year End Financial Reporting and the like. Click here to obtain the Expression of Interest Form, Terms of Reference for the F & A Committee and to view the 2013/14 Annual Report and Financial Figures.

Expression of Interest – Bowls Victoria Committees
Bowls Victoria recognises and greatly values the important contributions made by all State Committees and the Committee members involved in the administering of the sport in conjunction with Bowls Victoria. Currently we require specific support on the Bowls Victoria Awards Committee and we make this approach to all members to consider their nominating for a role to assist in this area. Please refer to the Expression of Interest Form available from the Bowls Victoria website by clicking here to be completed by anyone interested in being considered for membership of a Bowls Victoria Committee for season 2015 – 2016. Should you be interested in putting your name forward for any of the Committees listed on the EOI Form, we welcome you to do so. If new to a Bowls Victoria Committee it would be helpful to include your CV, or a brief outline of your relevant experience in your area of interest. Terms of Reference for each Committee can be found on the Bowls Victoria website by clicking here. We would appreciate all forms and any accompanying documentation be returned to Bowls Victoria by Friday 17 July 2015.

Bowls Victoria – Volunteer of the Year Award
It’s great that information is coming in to Bowls Victoria referring to details of Club Nominations for the Volunteer of the Year Award. Hopefully the Nomination documentation required is being forwarded through to the Regions to enable them to consider their Region Volunteer of the Year, to then be considered for the Bowls Victoria Club Volunteer of the Year Award to be announced at the Bowls Victoria AGM in October 2015. We’ve been encouraging and promoting this for a number of weeks now and as we have now moved into the month of June, it won’t be long and the closing date for nominations of 30 June with the Regions and notification of Club Awardee details to Bowls Victoria will be here. Full details of how the Volunteer of the Year program operates can be referred to by clicking this link to the Bowls Victoria website.

Club Information Returns
We want to remind everyone that in order for Bowls Victoria to produce its Annual Information Guide and to ensure all our information is up-to-date we request that all clubs please take a small amount of time to fill in the online form listing office holders and information about their club.In excess of 170 have provided updated information to Bowls Victoria, so that still leaves a fair number needing to please address this request. We appreciate that many clubs are efficient and inform us of their up-to-date information but ask that they please still fill in this form as it allows us to collate the relevant information in an efficient way. Please ensure if your club has not already submitted this information to do so as soon as possible to ensure that the Information Guide does not go to print with old information which we suspect will not be appreciated by outgoing office holders. The link to the survey is here – please fill it in as soon as possible and thanks for your assistance.

Feedback to Bowls Victoria – Weekly Bulletin
Thanks to everyone who has sent material through to Bowls Victoria for the Bulletin. Excellent feedback has been provided by Clubs who have benefitted from having their material included. In trying to make sure that we cover as much of the state as we possibly can, the invitation to provide news items or upcoming events is a rolling one and we’re asking for content to be sent in so we can get the messages out to everyone. If there’s a specific item that you want to submit, send it in via email to and where possible we’ll include it in upcoming editions of the Bulletin.


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