James Wilson set to depart
Bowls Australia’s Participation and Programs Manager for SA, James Wilson, is set to finish up in his role next Friday.
James has been in the role for nearly three years and has been a key driver for the sport of bowls in South Australia after working closely with the Bowls SA team.
While it is a tough decision to move on, James said he will cherish his time working in bowls.
“I am so grateful for all the incredible people I have been able to meet during my time in bowls,” he said
“I have been able to travel the State and check out some incredible places and bowling clubs in all shapes, sizes and locations.
“Bowls is heading in a wonderful direction in South Australia and with all the passionate people I have met driving the sport forward, there are big things to come.”
There have been some particular highlights during James’ time working in bowls.
“The success of clubs that I have been able to work with is something I cherish most,” he said.
“I have also loved rolling out some great programs for people of all ages into clubs across the State as well.”
Bowls SA Caretaker CEO Taryn Sexton thanked James for his efforts while working in the bowls community.
“On behalf of the Bowls SA Board, staff and community, we wish James much success and good health in his future career and life journey, and will miss his warmth and passion for his work,” she said.
Any members or clubs who are needing anything from James are encouraged to contact him as early as possible next week to ensure everyone can be helped.
James is leaving to relocate to Mildura to take on the role of Sport & Recreation Gender Equity Officer with the Mildura Rural City Council.
This position is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a gender equality and social inclusion program in football/netball clubs, using the platform of regional sports clubs to prevent domestic violence in regional communities.