2017 Sorrento Primary Schools Challenge

by Team BV

It is an event that continues to grow, showing the appetite of youngsters to get involved with bowls in Victoria. 

Sorrento Bowls Club staged its third annual Primary School Challenge attracting double the number of players and schools from previous years.

Eight Mornington Peninsula schools and 100 Year 5 and 6 children were represented, showing off their bowls skills with great energy and enthusiasm. 

Participating schools with equally imaginative team names were: 

Sorrento Primary School; 

(Strikers, Thunder, Superstars & Sharks)

Tootgarook Primary School 

(Yellow, Green & Frogs)

Rosebud Primary School, 

(Rockets, Rabbits & Rascals) 

Our Lady of Fatima Primary School Rosebud 

Red Hill Consolidated School 

(Rockets, Renegades & Rebels) 

Boneo Primary School 

(Squirrels, Hamsters and Guinea Pigs) 

St. Josephs Catholic School, Sorrento 

(McIlroys & Wilkies)

Rye Primary School. 

(Tigers, Bimmy Bowlers and Avalanches) 


Scores were based on shots up over 12 ends, so that only one team could take out the top slot for their school.  

Winners: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – 17 shots up 


Runners-up: Red Hill Consolidated School – 16 shots up 


Scoring was remarkably close reflecting the keen determination and focus of all players.

Smaller size bowls were required and these were supplied by Club members and Bowls Victoria.

The event was sponsored by Prentice Real Estate of Sorrento and Rye. 

It was co-ordinated by Judith Mordech of Sorrento Bowls Club and Michelle Richens, Physical Education teacher at Sorrento Primary School in collaboration with her PE colleagues at other schools to encourage children to select bowls as an optional, non-contact winter sport. 

The program involved 30 Sorrento Bowls Club members in prior coaching sessions and on-day supervision and will take place again in June 2018.