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have joined the
and are using
these forms of
the media to
promote their activities to their
members, followers and friends
with the use of Status Updates,
Tweets, Messages and Posts.
Here is a few statistics which will
give you an idea of the potential
impact of using these platforms
to promote your club.
• There are 500 million
active Facebook accounts.
• There are approximately 126
million Blogs on the internet.
• There has been over 10
billion Tweets sent on
twitter since 2006.
• 2 billion videos are streamed
on YouTube every day.
Today's society demands instant
information flow. People will not
wait to read about something in
the paper tomorrow; that would
be old news, instead they have
immediate access to information
literally in the palm of their hand
on their iPhones, PDA's or mobile
If you haven't already looked
into how to connect to your fel-
low bowlers (or potential bowlers)
using one or all of these Social
Media Platforms, maybe it is time
to give it a try... and don't forget
to add BowlsNSW as a friend.
The Draft Report of the NSW
Junior Bowls Review was presented
to the Board last month.
The purpose of this review was
to evaluate the current structures
of Junior Bowls, to understand
the issues facing junior bowls, to
investigate and learn from junior
programs in other sports, and to
make recommendations in order
to establish a strong and clear
direction for junior bowls in the
There is no doubt that Juniors
are an important element in our
The skill level and ability that
is displayed by them is at times
the envy of seasoned champions.
We recognise that the injection
of youth into our sport will ensure
Greg Helm -- RNSWBA Chief Executive Officer
NSW has continued its domi-
nance of under 18 (Junior)
Series against ACT, winning
the most recent series played
at Bowral, two tests to nil.
NSW claimed the first test,
winning six of the eight disci-
plines contested. Only the girls
singles and boys pairs suffered
NSW dominated the second
test, with strong wins in every
NSW has won every series con-
tested at under 18 level between
the two Associations.
Series Result: NSW 2 Tests (28
points, 438 shots) defeated ACT
0 Tests (4 points, 217 shots).
future sustainability not just on
the greens, but also with fresh
new ideas in administration and
However, in spite of increased
representative opportunities for
juniors at NSW State Level, the
number of registered bowlers
under the age of 18 has fallen
dramatically in the past few years.
The recruitment of new juniors
and also the retention of exist-
ing juniors that are outside the
representative squads, has been
completely dependent on clubs to
provide participation opportunities
through club championships, state
pennants and external tournaments.
Furthermore, there is also a
trend that suggests that unless a
junior achieves a level of success
and/or bowling ability in either
junior or 'open' ranks, then they
are less likely to continue to play
the sport throughout their late
teens and early adulthood.
The 18 recommendations listed
in the draft report, which will be
tailored into a final report and
released in the coming weeks,
focuses on the critical areas of
the junior bowls structures that
we believe are essential in pro-
viding a platform for the growth
and development of junior bowls
While Junior Bowls is in the
spotlight, Good luck to all of those
competing in the 2010 NSW State
Junior Championships at Warilla
Bowling Club from 12-17 July.
If you have a chance to get
down to see any of the action, I
am sure that you will be impressed
by the future champions of our
The use of online social media
platforms such as YouTube, Face-
book, Twitter, My Space, blogs
and even 'My Bowls' to connect
with people all over the globe is
Many bowling clubs and State
for its past!
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