Bowls is an inclusive sport for all ages & abilities. Our Schools Programs aim to encourage participation for those learning the game for the first time, right through to high level Secondary School Bowls.
Below is a snapshot of the School Programs Bowls Victoria runs and assists with in a calendar year, and how your club can link with in with our existing programs!
Primary School Bowls Registration
Secondary School Bowls Registration
Bowls Victoria schools presentation for Regions and Clubs
2017 School Programs Infographic
Custom Secondary School Brochure
Custom Primary School Brochure
2018 Victorian School Bowls Events
Primary Schools (Prep – Year 6)
Junior Jack Attack – Sporting Schools (Prep – Year 2) All Year
Jr. Jack Attack is designed to enable kids to participate in an engaging format which is both fun and inclusive. Importantly, it can be conducted on a range of surfaces, including greens, carpets, concrete, wooden floors and just about anything else that is flat, which removes the restrictions of requiring a bowling green to introduce new audiences to the sport.
Secondary Schools (Year 7 – Year 12)
SSV (School Sport Victoria) February – May
AGSV (Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria) February – March
APS (Associated Public Schools) February – March
BAS (Ballarat Associated Schools) February – March
GSV (Girls Sport Victoria) April
EISM (Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne) June – August
CSEN (Christian Schools Events Network) August
SIS (Southern Independent Schools) November
Victorian Schools Super Series (September)
The inaugural Victorian Schools Super Series was run in 2017. The Super Series gives the best School Bowlers a chance to compete with the other best teams from our 9 different association Bowls Competitions (as listed above).
Specialist Schools (All Year Levels)
To showcase the inclusive nature of Bowls for people of all ages and abilities Bowls Victoria has joined forces with the NSSSA (Northern Special Schools Sports Association) & the SSSSA (South East Special Schools Association) to deliver All Abilities Bowls Programs.
The program provides opportunities for students with a disability from metropolitan based Specialist Schools to take part in bowls clinics within their schools and at a local club. Experienced volunteers from local bowls clubs help facilitate the in-school sessions with modified equipment and fun, engaging activities.
The SSSSA Competition is held at the end of June at 3 different locations (Donvale BC, Ashburton BC & City of Frankston BC)
The NSSSA Competition is held in Term 4 at 2 different locations (Deer Park BC & Darebin City BC)
These yearly programs culminate in a Victorian State School Final for All Abilities Students held at Darebin City BC in December.
Supporters and Partners of Bowls Victoria School Programs