Bowls Victoria’s Member Resource Hub
Resources for sustainable club management.
Operating a sports club today is very different from what is what 20 years ago. There is more expectations and responsibilites on club managers and volunteers to be across all areas of running a small business.
It’s important to ensure that anyone responsible for an area at your club has the applicable skills and knowledge. Club Assist aims to provide key information across business administration, laws and legislation, insurance, marketing, hospitality, finance and membership management.
Bowls Victoria is committed to helping Victorian clubs grow and prosper, which is why we have developed this Member area full of essential support services to assist your club and your volunteers.
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Administration Support & Club Forms
- Annual BV Club Affiliation Fee Information
- BowlsLink Explained + Tutorials
- Member Appreciation Certificate templates
- Incorporated associations
- Committee meetings and AGMs
- Committee management
- Club Constitution template
- Strategic and Business Planning
- Single-Sex Bowls Events
- Rules for Attire
Information related to club constitutions, business planning and club forms.
Update your Club or Region contact details
- Update your key Club contacts
(following club AGM – required annually)
- Update a single Club contact
(for mid-season changes)
Forms for Clubs and Regions to keep us up-to-date with your current administrator’s contact details to ensure you don’t miss out on important communications.
Player & Club Clearances/Transfers
Forms and guidance for players who wish to change clubs, represent more than one club in Pennant, or compete interstate.
General Club Management
Information surrounding common management issues clubs encounter.
Assistance in building new, refurbishing or extending existing club facilities and more.
Click here for facility resources
Information to help recruit, retain and reward your club’s volunteers.
Click here for volunteer resources
Running a club event? These resources may assist you.
Click here for event resources
Marketing your Club and Events
Resources to assist your team to positively advertise your club, plus run and market your events:
Click here for marketing resources
Health & Safety
Resources to assist your club’s responsibility surrounding member and visitor health and safety.
Click here for resources
Food & Beverage Management
State Government standards regarding the serving of food and beverages.
Click here for resources
Best-practice documentation surrounding club member behavioural issues.
Helpful documents and webinar to assist in facility, volunteer, events, marketing, health and safety, food safety, and disciplinary management.
Funding & Grants
Opportunities for your club to secure extra operational funding.
To support Regions during and after the 2021 Regional structure, please refer to the following Bowls Victoria assistance pack.
Coaching, Umpiring, Side Management & Greens
Information about how to become a coach, umpire or greens inspector, plus how to renew your accreditations, and assistance for side managers.
Bowls Victoria Governance
Information covering the Board and governance framework of Bowls Victoria.
Victorian State Government Standards
Stay up-to-date with State Government standards surrounding Victorian Sport.
Information covering the Board and governance framework of Bowls Victoria and Victorian State Government standards.
BV has a range of exciting programs designed to increase club engagement and membership numbers.
Bowls Industry Contacts, Suppliers & External Resources
Supplier contacts and information for Victorian bowls clubs:
External Club Resources
External websites that offer clubs access to resources, support guides and training:
Victorian bowls industry personnel and supplier contacts, plus resources.
Please refer to the link below to find the Bowls Victoria General Club Assistance document which outlines Frequently Asked Questions including:
- Eligibility to Play Bowls
- Clearances & Permits
- Conditions of Play
General club assistance document and answers to frequently asked questions.