Deer Park hosts Squad Training Day

by Team BV

Bowls Victoria’s Disability Support Committee is at it again… they’ve just conducted the first of many Squad Training Days, and it was a huge success.
Thirty bowlers from around the state converged on Deer Park BC on a cold, wet Sunday, but continued uninterrupted thanks to the undercover green at the club.
Bowlers took part in skill drills in the morning, before random pairs were put together for some games in the afternoon. The group trialled an equalisation system, allowing bowlers of varying classifications to compete on a level playing field.
The session was designed to give bowlers with a disability the chance to work with our State Coaches, and connect with bowlers from other areas around the state.
Bowls Victoria currently has representative and training squads for bowlers with an intellectual disability, bowlers with a physical disability, and work closely with Blind Bowls Victoria.
All squads were represented on the day with bowlers ranging in experience from State representatives to four new bowlers to the group.
This was the first session in a busy schedule for Victoria bowlers with a disability in 2017/18 which includes the Integrated Pairs Tournament, the Multi-Disabilities Championships, and the Vic Country vs Vic Metro Championships which ran for the first time in May 2017. 
The next event is the annual Graham Fraser Triples at Hurstbridge BC, now in its 8th year.
The Squad Training Day is one of the many initiatives currently underway from the Bowls Victoria Disability Support Committee, who are making a huge impact on improving opportunities for bowlers with a disability around the state. 
For more information, or to stay in the loop about future events, please contact Scott Nicholas on (03) 9861 7100 or