Roll Up. Fun. Fast. Social.

Get your friends together and get down to your local Hub Club for a Roll Up!

Roll Up is a fun, fast, and social four – six week program that’s designed for kids aged 12 – 17 that want to give lawn bowls a go. As one of Victoria’s most accessible sports, lawn bowls can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age, gender, experience, or physical ability.

More about Roll Up

Roll Up is designed to get more young people active through sport. Developed in conjunction with VicHealth, the 4 – 6 week program offers an accessible, fun and socially inclusive environment for teens to engage in sport.

Roll Up is not your traditional lawn bowls format. Each week, teens will develop their playing skills and game knowledge through social play, modified games and support coaching.

The program allows teens to learn and build their confidence in lawn bowls in a supportive, relaxed and fun environment. Roll Up is a great after school or weekend sport that kids can play with their friends. Music, food and refreshments are also provided at each session.

All equipment is provided by clubs so all you need to do is rock up and have fun!

If you’re looking to try a sport that involves a little less contact and you’re wanting to try something new, get your friends together and register play Roll Up!

Social Feeds

Make sure you follow Roll Up on Instagram @rollup_vic and don’t forget to upload your Roll Up experience and hashtag #rollupvic


Our Roll Up programs are based at Hub Clubs across the state.

Find your nearest Roll Up Hub Club

Click on a clubs below for their Roll Up program details and contact ⬇️


If you can’t find a Roll Up Hub Club to partake in this awesome program, please fill in the form below and we’ll then email you further information plus let you when we have identified a suitable Hub Club for you.


Program Information

All information about Roll Up can be found below.

Who can play?

Bowls is one of Victoria’s most accessible sports. Regardless of age, gender, experience, or physical ability, bowls is a sport that can be enjoyed and played by absolutely anyone.

That’s what makes Roll Up a great sport option for all teens.

  • Juniors aged from 12 to 17
  • No bowling experience necessary
  • New and existing bowlers welcome

So get your friends together and get down for a roll!

Costs + Inclusions

Roll Up is currently running at Hub Clubs free of charge; giving all teenagers the opportunity to give bowls a go!

Each session includes:

  • All playing equipment
  • 1 hour session
  • Coaching and support
  • Food and refreshments after each session
  • Players will receive a welcome pack at their first session which includes: a backpack, bucket hat, water bottle, key ring and pen

The program is funded through VicHealth and is part of a $6 million state government commitment to Growing Participation in Sport.

Program FAQs

What is a Roll Up Hub Club?

A Roll Up Hub Club is the venue where Roll Up will be held every week.

How do I register to participate in Roll Up?

To register to play Roll Up click here.

I play bowls at another club can I still take part?

Yes definitely. Hub clubs are just providing a venue for teens to meet each week and run the program.

What do I have to wear?

Anything! Feel free to wear your school sport uniform or something easy to move around in. However, you must wear flat sole shoes or go bare foot.

I don’t have a set of bowls, is that problem?

Not a problem at all. Your Roll Up hub club can provide junior bowls for you to use during each of the sessions. If you already have your own bowls, you can use those too!

Does it matter that I have never played bowls before?

Not at all. New bowlers are encouraged to get involved. You’ll be taught the basic skills and rules of bowls to build confidence and a love for the sport.

How much does it cost to play Roll Up?

Roll Up is currently running at Hub Clubs for free.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please reach our to our Participation Team via email to participation@bowlsvic.org.au


Info for Bowls Clubs

Is your club keen to increase participation? Click below for why Roll Up is perfect for you.

Hub Club Benefits

Benefits for clubs:

  • Promote a more inclusive environment and club culture
  • Expand the range of demographics at your club
  • Increase club membership
  • New revenue stream
  • Opportunities for club members and volunteers to get involved
  • Strengthen community connections
  • Increase junior participation opportunities
  • Increase awareness of club facilities and club location

Hub Clubs will receive the following support:

  • A dedicated Roll Up coordinator to help you initially set up and implement your first session
  • A suite of digital assets including: branding, poster, web content, social media posts
  • Teardrop flags and corflute signage to put up around your club
  • A welcome pack for every participant which includes a backpack, bucket hat, water bottle, key ring and pen
  • Online advertising within 10km of your club paid for and managed by Bowls Victoria

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from clubs to host Roll Up programs.

Once you have completed the EOI a staff member of Bowls Victoria will be in touch with you to plan the next steps in becoming a Hub Club.

If you can’t find a Roll Up Hub Club to partake in this awesome program, please fill in the form below and we’ll then email you further information and let you when we have identified a suitable Hub Club for you.

Become a Hub Club

The Roll Up Program aims to increase junior participation across Victoria. If your club would like to become a Roll Up Hub club and start growing participation at your club, please click above, complete, and submit our expression of interest form.

Hub Club FAQs

What is a Hub Club?

A Roll Up Hub club is the venue where the Roll Up program will be held each week.

How do I sign my club up to become a Hub Club?

You can fill out an EOI form to become a Roll Up Hub club. Once you have submitted the EOI, a staff member at Bowls Victoria will be in touch regarding the next steps.

Why would my club want to become a Roll Up Hub club?

The Roll Up program aims to increase junior participation at Hub clubs across the state. Hub clubs will also be supported by Bowls Victoria through things like funding, training & development and marketing resources.

What does a Hub club have to do?

A Roll Up Hub club must provide a green each week to host the program and an appropriate deliverer to deliver the program each week.

Can my club choose when to run the program at our club?

Yes! Clubs decide when the best time to run their program is. This way, the Roll Up program wont interfere with any other activities, events or programs that your club might also be running.

How long does a program run for?

A Roll Up Program must run for at least 4 weeks. Sessions run for 1 hour.

Who do I contact to find out more information about becoming a Hub club?

Call the Bowls Victoria office or email participation@bowlsvic.org.au

Expression of Interest Form

The Roll Up Program aims to increase junior participation across Victoria. If your club would like to become a Roll Up Hub club and start growing participation at your club, please complete and submit our expression of interest form below.

Once you have completed the EOI a staff member of Bowls Victoria will be in touch with you to plan the next steps in becoming a Hub Club.


With support from Bowls Victoria your club will be trained up and provided the resources to become a fully equipped Hub Club. Giving your club the ability to host a Roll Up program.

Become a Roll Up Deliverer

Here, deliverers can access resources such as games, drills and activities to include in their Roll Up sessions. Also included, is recommended and compulsory training modules and courses to ensure deliverers are appropriately skilled to deliver programs.

Accreditation & Training

Working with Children Check – Compulsory

In accordance with current laws from the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation, Roll Up deliverers and any other helpers must hold a valid Working with Children Check card. Deliverers must provide a photocopy of their valid card to Bowls Victoria’s Roll Up program coordinator. To find out how to apply click here or you can apply for a WWCC online here.

Community Coaching Course – Compulsory

All deliverers are required to complete Sport Australia’s Community Coaching General Principles online course. This course is FREE and can be accessed here. Once completed, deliverers are required to submit their certificate to the BV Roll Up program coordinator.

Child Protection – Compulsory

Deliverers, Coaching Assistant and Program Administrator and anyone else involved in the running of the program must complete the Play by the Rules Child Protection Online course. The course is free and can be accessed here. Once complete, your certificate must be sent to Bowls Victoria as proof of completion.

Coach Accreditation – Recommended

It is recommended, however not compulsory, that all deliverers running a Roll Up session hold a minimum Introductory Coach Accreditation.To find out how to become an accredited coach, please click here.


Have you decided to become a Roll Up Hub Club AND registered with BV? That’s awesome! To help your club market Roll Up in your community, the below marketing assets have been created by Bowls Victoria for you to use.

A password is required and provided by our Participation team upon sign up.


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Contact Us

If you would like more information about Roll Up, including how to become a Hub Club, please contact our friendly Participation Team:

P: (03) 9861 7100
E: participation@bowlsvic.org.au