Vale Life Member Ken Shields

by Team BV

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Bowls Victoria Life Member Ken Shields.

Mr Shields served at all administrative levels of the sport in a distinguished career at both Keysborough and Cobram clubs, and at Region, Division and State level over a period of 37 years.

Mr Shields began his association with bowls in 1980 at Keysborough Bowling Club in South East Melbourne.

His service included:

  • Keysborough Club Secretary from 1981-1984
  • Keysborough Club Vice President in 1987 and 1998
  • Awarded an RVBA Service Medal in 1990
  • Keysborough Club President from 1988-1990 and again from 1999-2001
  • Member of the Committee, President of the RVBA Section, Secretary of the RVBA Section
  • Member of the Match Committee from 1990-2004
  • Selector from 1994 -2000
  • RVBA Group Councillor of Group 14 – Metro South East from 1994-2007
  • A national Umpire from 1996-2015
  • Awarded Life Membership of the Keysborough BC in 1996
  • Group 5 Councillor, Murray Bowls Association from 2005-2007
  • Group 14 Secretary/Treasurer for over 12 years
  • Chairman of the Group 14 Match Committee for 13 years
  • Group Delegate for 20 years
  • Member of the RVBA Match Committee, Promotions Committee, Club Advisory Committee & General Services Committee
  • Cobram Bowls Club Treasurer 2007-2014
  • Cobram Bowls Club President
  • Murray Bowls Division Delegate 2007-
  • Bowls Victoria Region Representative 2009-2014
  • Murray Bowls Division President 2011-2014
  • Bowls Victoria Event Support Committee Chairman 2011-2018
  • Murray Bowls Division Secretary 2015-
  • Central Goulburn Murray Bowls Region Director

Mr Shields’ volunteering saw him take an active role in a number of organisations where he was recognised for his contributions:

  • National Secretary of the Royal Life Saving Society of Australia between 1970-1975
  • Life membership of the Aspendale Life Saving Club in 1971
  • A Life Appointment as Vice-President of the Royal Life Saving Society of Victoria in 1973
  • Administration Manager for Melbourne Legacy from 1990-2005
  • Distinguished service with St John Ambulance Victoria
  • Life Membership of Life Saving Victoria in 2005

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.


Funeral details:
St Joseph’s Church, Barooga NSW, followed by Cobram Bowling Club.
Wednesday the 22nd of January at 1.30pm.