From Head Office

by Team BV

– By Bowls Victoria President John Fisher OAM
Bowls Victoria is in the process of planning our Regional Roadshows for 2016 – meetings where senior officials get a chance to visit our Regions and speak with people within them.
Those dates are currently being worked out with the Regions, and we hope to see Region, Division and Club people attending.
We’ll let everyone know the dates as soon as we nail them down, but they will most likely be in April and May.
I was really pleased with how the 2015 meetings went.
Bowls Victoria as an organisation recognises how important it is for us to get out there and listen to what our members have to say, and to communicate what we’re doing and why we’re doing it direct to members.
These roadshows are a great addition to our regular meetings with Bowls Victoria’s Regional Representatives in Melbourne.
The next one of the BVRR meetings will be on March 2.
It’s always great to see Victorians recognised at national level, and three Victorians will be involved in the prestigious Trans Tasman series in Christchurch in March.
Barrie Lester has been recalled to the national squad, and joins Victorian Open champ Carla Krizanic (nee Odgers) in the Australian team for the series at Burnside Bowls Club from March 1 to 3.
Also, young Tiffany Brodie has been recognised with her selection for Australia’s team for the Trans Tasman development event held at the same time. It means she’s been recognised among the 10 most promising young players in the country right now.
When you think the two 2015 Australian Open champions are in that team as well, it’s a great reward for Tiffany for a big year.
I’ve watched Tiffany in the two recent Victorian Test series where she’s been playing in the seniors, and she’s bowling really well and the step up hasn’t fazed her at all. She was joint player of the series in the Tests against Tasmania.
We wish our Victorians, and the entire Australian squad involved in the series in New Zealand, all the very best and good bowling.
We’re heading into a pretty busy period for Victorian bowls, what with the series against South Australia in Adelaide coming up, the Australian sides championship, and getting towards the pointy end of Pennant around the state.
The national sides championship starts on March 30 in Canberra, and leading up to that we’re aiming to have some matches against Queensland. Those will be in Canberra too.
The Taylor Bowls Premier Division brunch will be held again before the grand final at Mulgrave Country Club on Sunday, March 20, and that’s always a great occasion.