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New Season Pennent Opening

First round is done and dusted and we are off again in a grueling long pennant season we play 17 rounds 3 practice matches and possibly 3 finals. Why the long season I wonder feel it is clubs relying on pennent for income instead of getting off their butts and running small lucrative 1/2 day tournaments. Add that to starting in spring our most volatile season and we suffer inclement weather to start of season and unbearable heat in latter half of season. Would not 2 smaller pennent seasons be worth looking at eg Autumn as it is our best bowling weather. Read More

New Financial Year

Its a long time between blogs and lots of poor reasons why I have not include time and lack of content so with a new year starting I will make a fresh effort. Read More

Coversation I had with Josh Thornton

Josh as most know is area coordinator for Bowls Australia, there to help clubs survive and progress. Josh spoke of the word ENERGY and when applied to a lot of different scenarios seems to ring true. He spoke of teams bowling with energy winning more times than teams who had no energy. we then expanded this concept to clubs and committees. Again those with energy progressed and benefited and the opposite also occurred, we spoke of clubs ability to generate money through bowls and how they struggled. Clubs with ENERGY took on barefoot bowls, which is the new milking cow for bowls clubs, short sharp entertainment, with drinks and fun. then there are some clubs who struggle to run successful tournaments, maybe some lateral thinking is needed, get clubs  to look at their assets and use then in different directions use their building to run non bowls events eg poker nights weddings, parties and meeting places for groups during day time for instance mothers groups. then I thought there are many talented people at bowls clubs why not turn their talents to their area of expertise. Could a small bowls club in a farming area tap into their retired farmers to say grow a crop buy and sell hay trade water or cattle even repair and sell second hand machinery using handy men and mechanics that have retired, to generate money to run their bowls clubs. Read More

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