SA Super League: Launch Night

by admin on July 5, 2018

SA Super League update:

Update 6/7/18

We are just 3 weeks away from the launch of the SA Super League and we have a great night lined up for you, that you won’t want to miss! The SA Super League has already been ground-breaking for the sport of bowls in SA and it’s only going to get bigger once the games begin.
Join us on the 27th of July at the incredible Salisbury Bowling Club for the first round beginning at 6pm as we witness the eight teams get into their competitive spirit and kick off the start of the SA Super League!
Declare your team support by downloading and displaying your local team poster around your club and encourage your members, their families and friends to attend an exciting night of bowls and be a part of the launch night action!
There will be great food and beverages available whilst you support your favourite teams going head-to-head for the first time and also promotional goods up for grabs on the night! For those that haven’t played or seen bowls before, no problem! You can learn some bowls skills with our come and try session for the kids (and big kids) on the night in preparation for the rounds to come.

If you unfortunately can’t make it, you can still be involved as the event will be live streamed on our Facebook page, so feel free to connect with us by liking our page, then commenting on the video as we would love to hear from you.
So, whether you’re a part of the atmosphere with us on the night or tuning in at home, prepare for a night packed full of bowls action that you won’t want to miss! To find out more information about the new league click here:
South Eastern Spartans Team Poster – Click Here
Western Rogues Team Poster – Click Here
Northern Knights Team Poster – Click Here
Mallee Pirates Team Poster – Click Here
Heysen Comets Team Poster – Click Here
Eastern Raiders Team Poster – Click Here
Southern Blazers Team Poster – Click Here
Central Chargers Team Poster – Click Here
Friday Night Food Menu – Click Here
Round 1 games:

Central Chargers vs Eastern Raiders
Southern Blazers vs South Eastern Spartans

Mallee Pirates vs Western Rogues
Heysen Comets vs Northern Knights

Update 8/6/18

The first ever SA Super League draft has concluded and for those that were unable to catch the action you can watch the video by clicking here
Congratulations to all those players selected. The job was extremely difficult for our Super League coaches and all players who put a nomination forward should be commended. 
With the draft complete, attention will now turn to how our squads can prepare for round one which is gearing up to begin with a bang on July 27 at the Salisbury Bowling Club. 
Please click here for the draw of the competition 
*May be subject to change


Introducing our 2018 teams.

South Eastern Spartans:  
Scott Binns, Tony Devlin, Blake Fiebig, Ken Holtham, Jodi Kotz, Darryl Stopp, Tyson Wilson, Nathan Black, Danyon Greenslade, Vicki Arbon, Jake Prior, Alex Reynolds
Coach: Deanna Amos  
Western Rogues:  
Sam Dietrich, Simon Geater-Johnson, Max Kleinig, Ash Klose, Josh Studham, Corey Wildash, Kate Argent-Bowden
Jayden Zeller, Jackie Field, Di Murch, Brady Slater, Marty Moloney 
Coach: Mike Wildash
Northern Knights: 
Todd Brand, Breeanna Johnson, Luke Pietersma, Matthew Short, Bernie Ward, Darren Warner, Kane Coulls, Jack Trenorden, Yvonne Kelly, Cooper Hocking, Karin Lynch, Brent Marshall        
Coach: Geoff Brand
Mallee Pirates: 
 Simon Dorr, Adam Forbes, Andrew Hill, Gary Meekoms, Gary Thompson, Bailey Rafferty, Cath Greenslade, Lucy Tiller
Matthew Freebairn, David Carter, Josh Thompson    
Coach: John Morris
Heysen Comets: 
 Damon Edmunds, Ben Harris, Cassandra Harvey, Ian Miller, Darren Niblett, Scott Thulborn, Grace Moloney, Jackie Gardiner, James Gregory, Josh Chopin, Matthew Armitage, Ashley Halls
Coach: Scott Hocking
Eastern Raiders: 
Duane Edwards, Chris Flavel, Michael Lodge, Laini McGorman, Mitch Percy, Tony Treloar,   Carl Schapel, Sheridon Bodnar, Chris Thulborn, Jackson Saunders, Tony Lucas, Steve Grant

Coach: Steve Grant
Southern Blazers:  
Dylan Lewis, Steph Clarke, Ben Fidock, Gavin Pfeiffer, Brenton Speed, Ashley Whiley , Marc Evans, Karen Gatto
Harry Burgess, Theresa Emberton, Justin Parkinson, Geoff Munn    
Coach: Lynton Modra
Central Chargers: 
Ben Bowman, Renata Callisto, Adrian Green, Mark Haines, Craig Mills, Wayne Ruediger, Steven Dennis, Helen Minhard
Fergus Rowntree, Patria McGrath, Kane Goldsworthy, Ewen Graham              
Coach: Roy Palmer

Update 5/6/18:
The draft nominations are closed and attention now turns to the inaugural SA Super League draft being held on Thursday June 7th, 2018. The draft will be recorded in a live video on the Bowls SA Facebook page, with the draft order being decided at 3pm followed by the player selections at 5:30pm.
Which team will secure the coveted number 1 pick? Who will they select? Make sure you tune into the video to find out the answer to all the questions whilst supporting your local club mates in their endeavors to be drafted.
The full list of draft applicants can be found by clicking here.
Good luck to all!

Launch 19/5/18

Bowls SA has some EXCITING news. We are launching a new elite level competition, to be known as the SA SUPER LEAGUE coming in July 2018!
Bowls SA have been conducting a review of our events, state pathways and the commercial opportunities for the sport of bowls within SA, and in doing so we have identified a new prospect for growth and opportunities. The SA Super League is designed to be a state-wide, dynamic, fast paced format of the game, which clearly defines the journey from local club to state and national pathways. We are pleased to have support from Lion Nathan, SportsCentre, The Advertiser and the City of Salisbury in creating this new competition.

It should be noted off the top, that this new competition does not propose to change the way that any established associations operate their pennant competitions within South Australia
The competition’s primary objectives are to:
– Create a competition that fills a void at a state wide elite competition level
– Create a competition that assists in Elite pathway selection
– Provide quality competition to challenge players to improve performance
– Create an attractive, commercially viable, marketable competition to create promotion and publicity for the sport of bowls.
– Create a product that builds profile for our elite players
– Fill a gap by creating a new competition format to assist participation at club level
The competition will be unlike any other event on the Bowls SA calendar, with 8 newly established state wide 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 will 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.

Some of the concepts of the competition include:
Squad Format:
-State based league with 8 teams associated with geographical areas
-Teams consist of 12 Players per squad (Gender balance of minimum of 3 each gender)
– Each team must have a minimum 6 players from its aligned region or zone (including a minimum 2 from country  and metro clubs respectively). These will be the Marquee Players for each team.
– 6 players will be selected in the live player draft, with all members in the state, available to nominate for the draft. This is where teams will be able to select the best available talent from outside their geographical area.
– within the draft, 2 players drafted by each team must be Under 18 Players.
– Each Player selected in a squad must play a minimum of 1 of the 7 games
-Each team will have an accredited coach for the team to make squad selections, select weekly teams, select playing positions, be the main point of contact for the team and develop players in the squad.
Match Day:
– All matches for the inaugural season will be based out of the Salisbury Bowling Club and played on their magnificent undercover facility.
– 6 players per team on match days, playing in Singles, Pairs & Triples disciplines
– Game Format:
Singles – 18 ends
Pairs – 18 ends (3×3 pairs)
Triples – 18 ends (2 bowl triples)
– Teams play for Overall Scoreboard as well as rink scoreboards.
– Power-play (double shots) for each team (2 each for the game)
– No dead ends, re spot on the T
Exciting Concepts:
– Live player draft recorded directly to our Facebook page
-Live streaming of games each week directly to our Facebook page
– A Weekly SA Super League show broadcast directly to our Facebook page to cover results/ match preview & selections for the upcoming week
– Write ups and advertising covered on all of our website, Facebook & weekly e-newsletter.
– A league best & fairest award
– A higher integration of stats
– A tipping competition

As you can see, we have some of the best and brightest talent committed to the competition and you have the opportunity to play with and against these players.

To nominate for the player draft, please click here.  Nominations are open from Saturday May 19th – Monday June 4th at 5pm. don’t miss your opportunity – anyone can nominate!
Your nomination will then be compiled ready for consideration by the SA Super League team coaches on our official SA Super League draft date of Thursday June 7th, 2018.
The Super League coaches will be making their squad selections which will be recorded in a live video on the Bowls SA Facebook page on Thursday June 7th, 2018 at 5:30pm. Make sure you tune into the video to see if you get selected and by which team!
Playing Dates and proposed draw:
Please click here for the draft draw of the competition
*May be subject to change
 As always with anything new, there may be challenges along the way, however we feel that with perseverance and the right attitude we can deliver, something ground-breaking and extremely beneficial to the sport we love. Bowls SA will continue to provide updates and more information on the SA Super League.
Get excited, a revolution is here, in your backyard!