From its flagship senior side through to U/18 & U/25, Over-60 grades, Disabilities and a Bowlers Arm team, Bowls Victoria selects a variety of state representative sides to compete against other state and territory sides.
Both Men’s and Women’s Senior Sides are 12-strong teams that compete against other states. In a typical season each will play 2-3 Test series against individual states culminating in the Australian National Sides Championship that pits all the states and territories against each other.
The Under-25 sides are development squads consisting of younger bowlers on the verge of Senior honours. In order to fully integrate them into the set-up the Under-25s play their Test series at the same time and venue as the senior squads.
Our Under-18 sides are made up of five players for each of the boys and girls teams. Their Test series have also been aligned to the Senior teams so we benefit from having the three elite squads all playing and mixing together sharing knowledge and experience.
Victoria’s Over-60 team competes once per year in a Senior State Sides Round Robin tournament against each of the other states and territories.
The Armed Vics is Victoria’s state representatives for bowlers with a Bowling Arm.
In 2011 the first interstate challenge was played between Victoria and NSW. This has expanded to a larger annual interstate tournament.
The Armed Vics have won the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 National Arm Bowlers Championships.