Bowls SA Committees

Bowls SA is thankful for the role and support, several voluntary operational committees provide in supporting the association in administrating the sport.

POLICY, CONSTITUTION & BY-LAW COMMITTEE

Key responsibilities of the committee

To provide advice through the Executive Assistant to the Board regarding the Bowls SA Constitution, By-Laws, Model Rules and Regulations for Associations, Model Constitution for Member Clubs, and Bowls SA Policies to ensure all are current and appropriate.

Current Members
  • Patrick Lynch (Chair) – Robe Bowling Club
  • Bob Cooper – Ascot Park Bowling Club
  • Wayne Prosser- Payneham Bowling Club
  • Pia Bentick- Board Representative 

FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

Key responsibilities of the committee

To regularly review the Bowls SA Budget to ensure that Income and Expenditure are within acceptable variations, identify any disproportionate discrepancies or inconsistencies and investigate the cause and, if appropriate, recommend to the Bowls SA Board a course of action.

Current Members
  • Paul Zerella (Chair) – Adelaide High Old Scholars Bowling Club
  • Rob Teague- Glenelg Bowling Club
  • Heather Cowden-Tonkes – Club Holdfast (Board representative)

MARKETING & MEDIA COMMITTEE

Key responsibilities of the committee

To work with the Business Services Manager to devise strategies to enhance the marketability of Bowls SA events and programs, and to ensure that media coverage of Bowls SA initiatives, events and programs is maximised. The Marketing and Media Committee will also focus on strategies which will improve the image of bowls and result in increased participation.

Current Members
  • Heather Cowden-Tonkes (Chair) – Club Holdfast (Board representative)
  • Tim Dodds – Henley Bowling Club (Board representative) 
  • Jose Gil- Modbury Bowling Club

HALL OF FAME & LIFE MEMBER COMMITTEE

Key responsibilities of the committee

To provide recommendations regarding the criteria for induction into the Bowls SA Hall of Fame, assess the nominations received and recommend annually the nominees for induction into the Hall of Fame.

Current Members
  • Sandy Wallace (Chair) – Adelaide Bowling Club
  • Andrew Smith – Ascot Park Bowling Club
  • David Stockham – Ascot Park Bowling Club
  • Tim Dodds – Henley Bowling Club  (Board Representative)

OFFICIATING ADVISORY GROUP

Key responsibilities of the committee

To ensure that the Bowls Australia National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS), Bowls SA Accreditation, Reaccreditation and Revision Seminars and Workshops and other areas of support for Officials are expertly planned, scheduled, delivered and reviewed. The Advisory Group is also responsible for the identification and appointment of Officials for Bowls SA Events.

Current Members
  • Sandy Wallace (Chair) – Adelaide Bowling Club
  • Joan Prosser – Payneham Bowling Club
  • Di Milner – Wallaroo Bowling Club
  • Brian Leckie – Murray Bridge Bowling Club
  • Vic Culbertson – Morphett Vale Bowling Club

STATE EVENTS COMMITTEE

Key responsibilities of the committee

To assist the staff in relation to the planning, preparation, conduct and review of allocated Bowls SA events.

Current Members
  • John Gilstak (Chair) – Riverton Bowling Club
  • Sandy Wallace – Adelaide Bowling Club (Board representative)
  • Wayne Lee – Mount Barker Bowling Club
  • Karen Gatto – Grange Bowling Club
  • Jackie Field – Rosewater Bowling Club

COACHING & JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Key responsibilities of the committee

To ensure that the Bowls Australia National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), Bowls SA Accreditation and Development Seminars and other areas of support for coaches are expertly planned, scheduled, delivered and reviewed.

To promote junior development programs and assist in the planning, preparation, conduct and review of all junior development programs and associated activities to ensure that access is provided to new junior bowlers to easily enter the sport, and to ensure that elite player pathways are available for young bowlers.

Current Members
  • Tony Lucas – West Lakes Bowling Club
  • Mark Denton – Ascot Park Bowling Club

SENIORS COMMITTEE 

Key responsibilities of the committee

To support the Bowls SA staff in relation to the planning, preparation, implementation and review of
all aspects of the Seniors Supa Series, and support the State Senior Selection Panel by identifying eligible players to represent South Australia in the annual National Seniors Championships.

Current Members
  • Ian James (Chair) – Happy Valley Bowling Club
  • Peter Mueller – Naracoorte Bowling Club
  • Mike Wildash- Wallaroo Bowling club
  • Di Milner – Wallaroo Bowling Club
  • Ian Fyfe – Victor Harbor Bowling Club
  • Roy Palmer – West Lakes Bowling Club