Fast Paced. Action Packed. The Best Playing the Best.
The SA Super League will be back to heat up the South Australia bowls scene with the competition set to launch again in February 2022.
The competition is unlike any other event on the Bowls SA calendar, with eight established state wide franchise teams formed, and each affiliated bowling club in South Australia being aligned with one of these teams to act as feeder clubs.
This serves the purpose of assisting country clubs or metropolitan clubs without a high grade pennant side, to retain their best available talent as the individual players can play in the best competition in the state, whilst being based out of their home club. To see a breakdown of which team each affiliated club is aligned to, please click here.
The competition is not only for the players but the spectator experience for anyone who loves the sport will be truly sensational. The game day experience will aim to replicate your other favourite sports providing a great atmosphere, food, beverages and opportunity get up close to the action to follow your local team!
In the interest of creating an even competition, there is also be a live player draft. This creates the opportunity for any registered member within South Australia who has aspirations of playing high level bowls to submit an application for the player draft where they will be considered for selection by any of the 8 teams.
The successful 2020 hosting saw the Central Chargers take out the Western Rogues in the grand final as well as the South Eastern Spartans winning the reserves and the Mallee Pirates coming away victorious in the under 21s.
The eight franchise teams will again return with some new players, new rules and a bigger and better atmosphere ready to excite the crowds.
This year we have made some additional changes to make the league bigger and better than the first two seasons for players and spectators alike. These include:
- The season is shifting to the month of February and March 22
- Some league matches will also be played at varying venues with an opportunity to bring the league to different bowling clubs, including a first ever Country Round
- Squads will be raised to 16 players per squad, including three under 18s, with the league consisting of an SA Super League, SA Super League reserves competition and an under 18 competition
Each team has been asked to retain six players who played for their squad in the previous season, with these players being announced in early August, prior to the draft in September.
We are again pleased to have support from Lion Nathan, SportsCentre, and the City of Salisbury in the running of this competition