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e-news archive

21 May 2021

State Champions & Awards Night Special Edition. Event wraps, photos, replays, plus exciting State U18 news.

16 April 2021

HEADS UP LIVESTREAMING SPECIAL – Tune into the Metro Premier Division GF, The Lawman covers streaming rules, and more.

13 February 2021

Vic Open is back! Lawman Double Header, BV’s success secures more funding, and more.

5 December 2020

The club that flew high but under the radar, A wonderful milestone for two special members, Bowling with Babies is back and more.

7 November 2020

New President for BV, Win with the Roll Up Challenge, State Events Update, COVID Update, BV Annual Report and more.

2 October 2020

Crackerjack stars reunite, The Lawman looks at lasers, How a now thriving club embraced change, Current available Club Grants and more. 

29 August 2020

Update your members details for a chance to win, The Lawman: Lawbook update, Working together for change, Remote Learning Activity sheets and more.

29 May 2020

Stage 2 Return to Bowls, The Lawman: Who’s responsible? One’s club’s COVID-19 journey, Ottobre joins the BV team and more.

15 May 2020

A Return to Bowls, Personalised BowlsLink Member Profiles, The Lawman puts you in jail!

9 April 2020

COVID-19 update, The Bowls Show is back, apply for a Sports Recovery and more.

13 March 2020

Ultimate Bowls Championship, Women’s Country Carnival, Coronavirus impact and more.

21 February 2020

BPL: Tune in from Tuesday, The Lawman is back for 2020, Recent Bowls Clubs incidences and more.

10 February 2020

A new Major Sponsor for Victorian Bowls, Barefoot Bowls State Championships, Our Golden Girl of Bowls, Bushfire Relief Initiative, Teacher Ambassador Program and more

17 January 2020

2020 SA vs VIC Test Series, Bushfire Appeal Events, Check your club’s air quality before play, Meet Margaret, Mildura Double Barrell and more.

20 December 2019

Meet Alex, Age no barrier in Competition Bowls, Colac hosts an International Day for People with a Disability, Kilmore Bowls Club is turning 100 but needs your help and more.

5 December 2019

Do you know a Local Legend? THE LAWMAN: “Play it again, Sam.”, 2019 Junior League closes out its first exciting season and more.

20 November 2019

2019 VICTORIAN OPEN SPECIAL EDITION. Livestreaming the Finals, Daily Wrap Ups, Did anyone you know get snapped? Remembering ‘Bear’ with the Pancare Day MegaBowl, International visitors flock to the Vic Open, The clubs and volunteers who make the Victorian Open and more.

4 November 2019

Golden Day for Vics, Victorians clean up at the 2019 Hall of Fame & Awards Night, The Lawman: Changes to Laws, CoPs, and The Rumour File and more.

18 October 2019

SPECIAL JUNIOR EDITION. The League Launches, Lets Roll Up, 2019 Australian Under-18 Championships, 2019 Victorian Junior Bowls Classic and more.

1 October 2019

The Lawman: It’s about time and place, Ocean Grove, Beaumaris & Essendon set for BPL 10, Roll Up growing junior Pennant participation at Fitzroy Victoria, Veteran of The Sport: Margaret Sumner and more.

11 September 2019

Life After Commonwealth Games for Para Triples Champions, Yarrawonga Mulwala Greenkeeper Honoured with Industry Award, Regional Bowls Managers: Assisting Clubs for the Long-Term and more.

30 August 2019

Robert Briglia Wins Australian Indoor Championship, The Lawman: New Law Book in Town, Bowls Victoria launches the Metro Junior League, Young Talent Selected for Super Series and more.

2 August 2019

Meet the CEO: Q&A with Tony Sherwill, UBC Showcases Fresh Format, Bowls Victoria and Pancare Unite, Active Club Grants Open and more.

20 June 2019

Bowls Victoria launches COACHFORCE, resident intern and U18 Singles Champion Jarryd Davies talks about his year on the green, plus tips to help Attract, Manage and Keep Volunteers at your club.

24 May 2019

Tony Sherwill appointed as Bowls Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer, Traralgon Bowls Club see the benefits to going under cover, University of the Third Age is seeing senior Victorians embracing bowls and more.

11 April 2019 Ian Guymer joins the BV Board, Become a Greens Inspector, Victoria ready for National Sides, Ovens & Murray celebrate Doug Kneebone Tournament victory, Richmond Union sees success with School Program, Middle Park takes innovative approach to attract social members.
7 March 2019 The Lawman: Instantaneous Penalties, is it worth eight shots?, Bowling with Babies recognised with Victorian Sport Award, Victorian Teams announced for Australian Sides, THIS GIRL CAN: Inspiring women to get active, Mildura set for All Abilities Regional Bowls Festival, Get your Club Active for April.
15 February 2019 Victorian clubs get ready to Roll Up, New management structure for Metro Pennant, Bowling with Babies hits milestone, Moama set to host the State’s best bowlers, THE LAWMAN: Issues in Officiating, Active Club Grant now open, Vote now for the VGA Greenkeeper of the year.
22 November 2018 Leigh Montagna set to call the Steller Victorian Open, Local bowlers set to dominate Vic Open finals, The Lawman: Umpire life at the Vic Open, Keep up to date with the Steller Victorian Open, Bear’s legacy lives on at the Steller Victorian Open, The Steller Victorian Open by the numbers, Victorians ready for French Holbrook Series, BowlsLink website update.
10 October 2018 Victoria shines at the Australian Under-18 Championships, Natasha Scott to lead St Kilda in Premier Pennant Campaign, The Lawman: Umpiring equipment check list for Pennant, Korumburra turns to twilight events for Bowls Month, Inclusive culture boosts female participation at Thornbury,
7 September 2018 Are You Ready to play the Steller Victorian Open?, The Lawman: Umpires, Officials or Police?, Woodend Bowling Club sees success in Bowls Month, Volunteer & Bowler Honoured by City of Wyndham, Wear it Purple a hit at Fitzroy, U18s set to shine at Australian Schools Super Series, Multi-disability day a hit at Deer Park, Team Trials Update.
24 August 2018 Former Saint swaps Footy for Bowls, The Lawman: 2018/19 pennant season rule changes, Metro Pennant draw updated, VicHealth’s Active Club Grants close soon, New BowlsLink whole-of-sport IT system, Bowls Victoria host event venues announced, U18 National Championship: Vic squad announced, and new event calendar launches
3 August 2018 VicHealth Active Club Grants, Vic bowler continues to inspire, BV set to get teens active, The Lawman: Etiquette and the Game of Bowls, Event management resources, Board election outcome, Board meeting summary, Bowlers with a disability open day, Express your interest to host a 2019 School event, and are your Contact Details correct?
16 July 2018 Heads Up gets a new look, more to Bowls than winning for young indigenous champion, school holiday program a hit in Bendigo, nominations open for State Committees, Metro Pennant dates set to be released, new club recognition awards for 2018, farewell ‘Warby’: a true local legend, and some new faces at Bowls Victoria
15 June 2018 A babble with the Burras, Call for nominations, Something a little different, Carrum’s Longbeach Crackerjacks, Host our State Events, It’s Country vs Metro, Access All Abilities program a hit in Kerang, Make it Cheaper, Victorian Greenkeepers Association Turf Seminar
1 June 2018 Bowls Victoria Inaugural State Conference, Carla spearheads new health campaign, Be fair, Play fair, The new Fair Play Code, Bowling with Babies supporting RCH Foundation, A major new development for Bowls, 2018 MultiBowl National Titles, We need your Club contacts, Aussie Gutter Protection
11 May 2018 2018 Saturday & Midweek Champion of State Pennant competitions, Lets reward our volunteers, Bowls Victoria Strategic Plan 2018-22, Bowling with Babies & Girls on the Green, State Sides update, School Sports Victoria State Bowls Championships, Defibrillators for your club, BV Fire Sale, Moama Bowling Club
16 April 2018 2018 Men’s Region Sides Championship, Victorians spearhead Australia’s Commonwealth Games heroics, Your Guide to 2018 State Champions Week, The Future of Victorian bowls takes centre stage, A first for our Multi Disabilities Championships, Take part in this bowls survey and WIN! Latrobe City
9 April 2018 2018 Women’s Region Sides Championships, Discover Swan Hill

29 Mar 2018
Let the Games begin, Altona wins 2017-18 Metro Pennant Premier Division flag, Pennant champs being crowned all around Victoria, This Girl Can – How we’re getting more women active, State events take centre stage throughout April & May, Premier’s Active April, Steller

23 Mar 2018
Victoria beats NSW in men’s series, Bees bring the sting for Midweek Premier Division flag win, Sat Metro Pennant Prem Div grand final, Lawman: Bowls myth-busting, State of Pennant, Edithvale is the wheel deal, State Champs Week, Corporate bowls a winner for regional club, State Champs Week Schedule, Taylor Bowls

9 Mar 2018
We want your pennant stories, Victoria retain Men & Women’s series against SA, Jack fell down and broke his crown, John Roberts nominated for Vic Sport award, Under 25 State Singles finalists decided, Bowling with Babies milestone, 3AW gets on the green, Vic Arm bowlers amazing growth, State Multi Disabilites Team Trials, AGP

26 Feb 2018
Dates released for the 2018 Steller Vic Open

21 Feb 2018
Bowls Victoria has a new look

16 Feb 2018
2018 Victoria v NSW Test series, The Lawman – How to handle disturbances on the green, Entries open for 2018 Multi-Disabilities, Meet the new addition to the BV team, How good is your club’s greenkeeper?, 2018 Port Fairy Easter Tournament, Sport and Rec Victoria grants, Watch more bowls on BV’s YouTube channel, Flash Uniforms

2 Feb 2018
Victorian Junior Bowls Classic, Your turn to be Pennant selector, Could your club do with $10k in funding? Every The Lawman column is now right here, Twenty years of fun and friendship, Save Money on energy bills – Make It Cheaper, Arm Bowling Coaching Clinic, Bowls legend plays 700th Pennant match, Taylor Bowls