Bowls Victoria announce partnership with Bun + Oven

by Team BV

Bowls Victoria and Bun + Oven have come together to support the Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year, Bowling with Babies.

Bowling with Babies brings new and expecting mums and dads together for a social game of bowls over a coffee and conversation, with their baby.

Since its inception in 2017, Bowling with Babies has brought over 1000 new and expecting parents together and allowing them to connect with their local community, meet new people, and spend time outside with their loved ones.

Bun + Oven is a unique option of support and education for women during pregnancy. Continuity of care is a known benefit in pregnancy to ensure women feel safe, heard and empowered. Bun + Oven compliments each individuals model of care provider by offering that familiar face and a community in which to gain appropriate and tailored information.

Bowls Victoria Participation Manager Neil Gray who created and manages the Bowling with Babies program said “the success of the program has been excellent for the sport getting new faces into bowls clubs and often engaging new volunteers at our partner clubs but the real joy has been seeing the enjoyment the mums and babies have.

Partnering with Millie and her team at Bun + Oven will mean more mums become aware of the program and can enjoy the program in future years. We see the service that Bun + Oven provide as being invaluable to the mums so the partnership makes sense in looking after the next generation of mums and bubs for Bowling with Babies.”


Millie Hodgson founder of Bun + Oven said “The empowering journey of pregnancy, childbirth and then becoming a new parent can be isolating and overwhelming. Bun + Oven provides tailored support, education and a community for families in their pregnancy to learn as they grow. Under the guidance of a midwife women learn and connect as they adapt to the changes happening to their body and their baby.

The importance and strength of community to feel supported and connected is at the core of Bun + Oven and Bowling with Babies, which is why this partnership is so exciting for us. Bowling for Babies is such a brilliant initiative to unite the importance of getting active after childbirth in a social and fun environment.”


Bowling with Babies will be running at a handful of indoor venues over the winter months. To learn more about Bowling with Babies, or to register to attend a session, please click here.

To learn more about Bun + Oven please visit their website here.