Bowling With Babies – Mums on the Green

by Team BV

Bowls Victoria in partnership with VicHealth and thanks to funding from the Active Women and Girls for Health and Wellbeing program launched an exciting new project this season – Mums on the Green. Our first program under that umbrella is Bowling with Babies.

Bowling with Babies is a participation program designed for and exclusive to new and expecting mums of all skill levels.

Women’s sport in Victoria received a huge boost in 2017, with VicHealth announcing $6.7 million in funding to 19 sporting organisations including Bowls Victoria to get more Victorian women and girls healthy and active over the next three years.

Bowling with Babies provides a safe, comfortable environment for new mums to get out of the house, meet other mums, enjoy a gentle game of bowls and coffee. The family friendly environment of bowls clubs is a perfect location for a non-competitive physical activity specifically designed to fit the needs of new mums.

The program has been an immediate success with over 500 mums and babies taking part across the first 12 months at a number of our member clubs. Click here for our infographic for more about the program.
Each club worked closely with Bowls Victoria to ensure their facilities were welcoming to the mums and bubs and provided volunteers who displayed what a welcoming, fun, family environment Bowls clubs can be.

If you want to be involved or know somebody who would you can register here. We have also included an option here to let us know if there isn’t a club close to you but you really want to get involved! Let us know which club you would like to see host the program, we will get in touch with them and try to add to the Bowling with Babies family.

If your club wants to register an interest to host a Bowling with Babies program please get in touch with our participation team at

Keep your eyes peeled on Bowls Victoria’s Social Media feeds to find out where they are as we move into the next stage of the Mums on the Green program. #thisgirlcanvic #activewomenandgirls #bowlingwithbabies
Want to know more about our new sister program program Mums on the Green? Click here.