VicHealth Grant secures Wycheproof School Program

by Darci Tierney

Earlier this year the Wycheproof Bowls Club (WBC) secured a grant through the VicHealth Active Club Grant Program. With the funding they purchased new sets of colourful small size bowls. WBC President Lorraine Milburn visited Wycheproof P-12 College and discussed with them the possibility of running a school bowls program. Seeing the many benefits bowls has to offer, the school agreed to include it in their sport program. Students from Years 5 to 10 are heading down to the club for one session a week for five weeks throughout October and November.

Darci Tierney from the Bowls Victoria Participation Team visited WBC for week 1 of the program. The students began their session with Footy Bowls, they then separated into teams to compete against each other in 3 end play-offs. They finished the session with a ditch to ditch competition with prizes up for grabs. The students were enthusiastic and enjoyed their time at the club.

Bowls is an excellent sport to run in a school environment due to its inclusiveness. It’s also a non-contact and low impact sport that is suitable for all ages and abilities. School programs are a fantastic way to introduce bowls to your club’s future players, officials and committee members. We highly encourage clubs to apply for funding and grants to assist them in creating participation opportunities for their local community.

Well done to the Wycheproof Bowls Club for acquiring the grant, and the volunteers involved in the school program.

 

To check out the funding and grant opportunities available, visit the Funding & Grants page on the Bowls Victoria website.

If you would like assistance with your grant application, please contact your Regional Bowls Manager.

If your club is interested in running a school bowls program and needs assistance, please contact the Participation Team at participation@bowlsvic.org.au.