Junior League

Junior League is an inter-club competition that runs across the Melbourne Metropolitan region for Bowls Victoria affiliated junior bowlers under 18 years of age.

Junior League is a club based competition which provides a wonderful opportunity for younger bowlers, with a game and season format that is short, sharp and tailored to the U-18 audience.

Played over 5 rounds, followed by two rounds of finals (6-7 weeks in total), the competition is open to any junior bowler who is affiliated with a Bowls Victoria club, and is under 18 years of age prior to the season commencement.

2022 Spring Season Draws & Results

2022 Spring Season Dates

Round 1Friday, October 216:30pm – 8:00pm
Round 2Friday, October 286:30pm – 8:00pm
Round 3Friday, November 46:30pm – 8:00pm
Round 4Friday, November 116:30pm – 8:00pm
Round 5Friday, December 26:30pm – 8:00pm
Round 6Friday, December 96:30pm – 8:00pm
Round 7Friday, December 166:30pm – 8:00pm

Register your Team

Clubs are invited to enter a team or multiple teams. Teams must be made up of at least 2 juniors from the same club and represent only one club.

The League is open to any bowler under 18 years of age as of October 21, 2022.

Players already entered into a team who turn 18 during the period October 21 – December 16, 2022, will still be permitted to play.

A once off $20 team registration fee + $5 green fees per player per week applies.

Host clubs will be announced in October.

Entries close Sunday September 18th.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the host club for this competition?

Competition location(s) will be determined depending on the number of registrations and the competing clubs’ locations. Host clubs will be announced in October.

Can I still play Metro Pennant on a Saturday as well as this competition?

Yes, juniors are encouraged to play in both competitions. The U-18 competition format has been structured to allow participation in both Metropolitan Pennant and the U-18 competition.

Is there an entry fee?

There is a once off $20 team registration fee + $5 green fees per player per week.

Who runs the competition?

Junior League is a competition run by Bowls Victoria. The competition will be managed by a venue manager each week, depending on the number and locations of entries received.

Where can I locate the results each week?

Results will be updated in BowlsLink and will be accessible right here at bowlsvic.org.au

What are the uniform requirements?

Players must wear their club shirt and appropriate pants/shorts and flat soled shoes.

How do I register as a junior bowler?

You’ll need to become a junior member at an affiliated Bowls Victoria club of your choice. Contact your nearest club to learn more about becoming a junior bowler.

Like to know more?

The competition serves to connect juniors who participate in Bowls Victoria’s school and Roll Up programs with a local Metropolitan club and, if already playing Pennant for their club, offer an opportunity for talented juniors to play with other U18 players.

Each year, over 8,000 Victorian school students, both primary and secondary, engage in a Bowls Victoria school bowls program. Junior League has been designed to assist with retaining and developing interest in our sport among juniors for the long term. Junior League will become that pathway in the form of an inter-club competition that is structured and run consistently across all clubs.

For more information or to inquire about participating in the Junior League competition, please contact:

Bowls Victoria Participation Team
P: 9861 7100
E: participation@bowlsvic.org.au