They keep coming back for Jack Attack

by Team BV

The Dandenong Club has just concluded its third Jack Attack season. With 16 teams, it meant there was a full green each week. The competition commenced early February and ran to the middle of March.
The warm summer nights over the seven-week season were near-perfect and the competition proved to be a huge hit for not just the players but for the regulars that came to watch and dine at the club’s alfresco facilities by the green. 
It has prompted The Dandenong Club to extend its barefoot bowls season into April and May on Sunday afternoons and include live music on the greens.
The winners this season were the Kings who donated their $1000 winner’s cheque, courtesy of The Dandenong Club, to the Upper Ferntree Gully Cricket Club.
The standard of play has increased enormously over the three completed seasons and players are now considering how they might choose to increase their participation levels. 
The club is also excited by the prospect of gaining players for their upcoming pennant season via the program and has pencilled in another instalment of Jack Attack for November 2017.
Already Dandenong have signed up six new bowling members who will start competing more frequently in social events and pennant competitions. 
Dandenong advertised Jack Attack in the local community, firstly approaching members of the main social club then local businesses and sporting groups. 

Bowls Australia have created a document to assist bowls clubs that wish to know more regarding Jack Attack. 

The Information for Host Clubs booklet has been developed to provide clubs with all the relevant information they require to successfully run a Jack Attack program.

Details that are contained in the booklet are: 

•What is Jack Attack?
•Why conduct a Jack Attack program?
•Who will coordinate the Jack Attack program?
•What will Bowls Australia do to assist?
•How Jack Attack works
•Promoting Jack Attack
•Retaining participants
•The cost of the program
•Where to now?

To download the Jack Attack booklet click here, or to find your area’s Regional Bowls Manager to talk your club through the benefits and structure of Jack Attack click here. 
To find out more about Jack Attack and how your club can get involved, click here