Home' Bowls NSW : April 2010 Contents 14 BOWLS NSW -- APRIL 2010
• MICHAEL B EAUMONT • MARK W HITEMAN • ANDREW L YNN • CHRIS M ACAULEY
By MARK WHITEMAN and CHRIS MACAULEY
ANYONE who takes the time
to sit down and read our
Team report would often
hear us say, "give us a call,
and invite us to your club."
This month we want to ask you
again the same thing.
Too many of our clubs contact
us way too late, don't know why
they should contact us, or often
they don't even know why they
have contacted us in the first place.
But once we get out to their
great little clubs, we soon see
what it is that they need.
It may be signage, coaches,
coaching, help with writing their
business plan, inclusive practices,
juniors, member protection, plan-
ning an open day, help forming
committees, or ways to tap into
their community, which in turn
introduces a new generation of
members to your club.
Over the last few months we
have been to Blackhead, Tuncurry
Sporties, Avalon, Yass, Albury,
Kotara, Penrith, Riverstone, Mt
Kembla, Bundanoon, Ashfield,
Ingleburn, and Bankstown Sporties,
who have all invited us to their
clubs, and we thank them.
We urge you not to sit back
and wonder what the Develop-
ment Team do, but give us a call
and see if we can do anything
for your club.
In the end, we are a service
that the Royal supplies to clubs
Another link in the
The Western Sydney Academy
of Sport Lawn Bowls Program is
underway. The aim of the program
is to improve the squad members
bowling and tactical ability, while
also teaching them to become
The academy is very pleased that
lawn bowls can now be offered
as an academy sport for young
adults in the Western Sydney area.
Club Merrylands and Mount
Lewis BC have thrown their full
support behind the program. The
facilities at both clubs are excel-
lent for conducting the various
training exercises and education
components of the program.
The head coach of the new
program is the enthusiastic Steve
McGuiness. After witnessing Steve
at the trials several weeks ago, we
were impressed by his eagerness,
confidence and overall ability to
interact with the young bowlers.
The Sports Development Team
has been busy updating the docu-
mentation relating to juniors. The
Club Guide to Juniors is now a
great starting point for any club
wanting to kick start or improve
their junior program.
To compliment this document
is the Bowls Fun Activity Guide
and the Junior Training Manual.
All can be found on our website.
It's great to see so many clubs
running recruitment drives. The
Development Team has been busy
sending out information and bro-
chures to assist clubs.
We are currently in the process
of updating our brochures and
flyers in order to keep up with
the demand. There are many
clubs producing their own flyers
and we certainly encourage clubs
to do this; we can provide some
examples and assistance if need be.
Also proving popular are the
Bowls NSW pull up banners. These
banners are a fantastic way to
draw attention to your recruitment
SEND US AN INVITATION
Under Domestic Regulation
2, the dimples or grooved
rings on a bowl can be
coloured, provided that each
bowl in the set is the same.
Under this regulation, it is
perfectly legal for a player
to put a 'dot' of paint in
every fourth (for example)
dimple on one side of his
bowls. Many players have
used this technique to assist
them in preventing playing a
wrong bias, as the markings
can make it easier to tell
which is the bias side of the
-- Andrew Lynn
RNSWBA Sports Co-ordinator
stand. Be sure to give us several
months notice when booking these.
Review your events
In the office we get phone calls
on a regular basis about running
tournaments, and in these economic
times clubs are finding it hard to
fill their events, and having to
postpone or cancel it altogether.
To avoid this happening, clubs
need to conduct a review of their
current format, time of year, level
of players they want to attract,
amount of entries they would
like, sponsorship dollar, catering,
prize money, and their location.
In closing, we would like to
ask all our readers and clubs to
spread the word about contacting
the Development Team, even if it
assist your club in anyway.
Our free call number is 1300
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