Affiliation – What do you need to know?
Affiliation fees, together with grants and sponsorships, underpin the financial operations of Bowls SA. It enables services to support Clubs and Associations that play a vital role in supporting the growth of the game in our State. Please note, Clubs that are affiliated with Bowls SA, also become affiliated with Bowls Australia by way of our affiliation with Bowls Australia.
2022 Affiliation Review
At the 2021 AGM, Bowls SA committed to review the Bowls SA Affiliation Model in time for any changes to be implemented for the 22/23 financial year. A discussion paper on several potential models was circulated to Clubs and Associations for feedback in March 2022 and this was followed by a number of information sessions.
As a result, the Board has endorsed the Sliding Scale Model as the Affiliation Model, to be reviewed in three years. While no model will suit all clubs, this model, also used in Victoria, was the overwhelmingly preferred model.
Affiliation Fees – Sliding Scale Model
Effective the financial year commencing 1 July 2022, the Bowls SA Affiliation Fees for member Clubs will be calculated based on a fee per ‘full member’ on a sliding scale as follows:
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- Fees will be reviewed in May each year for the following year in line with CPI.
- The model will be reviewed in three years’ time, with any resulting changes to come into effect for the 25/26 financial year.
Terms and Conditions
The following terms and conditions apply to the model:
Benefits of Affiliation
Bowls SA and Bowls Australia provide a number of different benefits to Clubs and Associations that are affiliated with Bowls SA. Bowls SA benefits include:
- State Events
- Volunteer Recognition Events
- Participation and Sports Development activities
- Club Development and Education Services
- Communication and Marketing Services
- Governance and Risk Management Services
- Financial and Funding Services
- Advocacy Support
- High Performance
It should be noted, that Bowls SA and Bowls Australia regularly review the roles, responsibilities and benefits on offer to ensure that they are meeting the needs of Clubs.
Additional details regarding the benefits offered can be viewed HERE.