Vic Country v Vic Metro
Bowls Victoria has introduced a new Vic Country v Vic Metro championship for Bowlers with an Intellectual Disability.
The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Somerville Bowling Club. It will feature eight bowlers per team, playing singles and pairs.
The event is an initiative of Bowls Victoria’s Disability Support Committee, chaired by Tony Scott.
The decision was made to introduce the event as there are currently no opportunities for Bowlers with an Intellectual Disability to represent Victoria on the national stage.
To ensure the pathway for Bowlers with an Intellectual Disability exists properly in Victorian bowls, the Vic Country v Vic Metro Championship has been introduced to showcase the standard of bowlers in Victoria.
Bowlers will come from across the state to participate.
Bowls Victoria Participation and Club Development Manager Scott Nicholas says: “In the future we hope to invite teams from interstate to compete, in the hopes it generates interest nationally and may form the basis of a national competition.”
Bowls Victoria already holds a State Multi-Disabilities Championship and an Integrated Pairs tournament annually, and runs and supports the Victorian team which competes in the annual National Multi-Bowl national championships.
Jason Barrett (Mitcham)
Wayne Farmer (Blackburn)
Blake Herron (Edithvale)
James Hosken (Elsternwick Park)
Campbell Walker (Berwick)
David Warner (Berwick)
Anthony Lipec (Moonee Valley)
Joe Hebaiter (Moonee Valley)
Manager: Mark Walker
Natalie Brennan (Bareena)
Taylor Candy (City of Frankston)
Brendan Elliott (Somerville)
Frank Krslovic (Clayton)
Steve Nelson (Colac)
Ben Peachey (Korumburra)
Matt Rushford (Gisborne)
Alison Caldwell (TBA)
Manager: Trevor Nelson