Junior League

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

We are looking for our 2021 teams!

Played over 5 rounds, followed by two weeks of finals, 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.

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

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Dates – Season 2021

Round 1Sunday, October 179:30am – 11:00am
Round 2Sunday, October 249:30am – 11:00am
Round 3Sunday, October 319:30am – 11:00am
Round 4Sunday, November 79:30am – 11:00am
Round 5Sunday, November 149:30am – 11:00am
Semi-FinalsSunday, November 28TBC
Grand FinalSunday, December 5TBC

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 17th, 2021.

Players already entered into team who turn 18 years old during the time period October 17th – December 5th, 2021, will still be permitted to play.

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

Host clubs will be announced in August.

Entries close Sunday September 19, at 5.00pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the host club for this competition?

After a stellar 2019 season, Bowls Victoria hopes to expand the 2021 competition to two host clubs. Competition location(s) will be determined depending on number of registrations and the competing clubs’ locations. Host clubs will be announced early August.

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

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

Is there an entry fee?

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

Who runs the competition?

Junior League is a Bowls Victoria competition. The competition will be run 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 to talented juniors to play with other under-18 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 kids’ interest in our sport for the long term. Junior League will become that pathway in a form of an inter-club competition that is structured and run consistently across all clubs.

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

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

Please expand for more about junior bowls opportunities, Conditions of Play and BV contact details.