Bowls SA offers adaptive programs for all junior bowlers, as well as schools and groups who want to learn the game of lawn bowls.
Tailored Introduction to Bowls
Bowls SA offers both Primary & Secondary schools, the opportunity to participate in a tailored Introduction to Bowls Schools Program. Whether it be one-week or six-weeks, Bowls SA can tailor a program to suit your needs by aiming to provide a coach, a facility and the equipment for your group of students to be able to participate!
Please email email@example.com to begin organising your school sessions.
If wanting some hints and tips on how to run school sessions with some program examples, please utilise the Bowls SA Schools Coaching guide.
Inter School Challenge 2024
Schools across South Australia partner with their local Bowls SA member bowling club, advancing to a regional play-off, then onto State Finals.
Players & Teams
- Must attend a South Australian School (Yr R-12)
- Must be aged 17 years or under as of 31 December 2024
- Mixed Triples (1 boy + 1 girl + choice of 1 boy or girl)
- 2 bowls per player
- Maximum 1 ‘affiliated bowler’ per team
- Exemption granted if they join during competition
Quick fire short games with a sudden death play-off end if scores are tied.
Schools & Clubs
SA Schools and Bowling Clubs are encouraged to align together. It is recommended for schools to complete a coaching program prior to the regional competition. From this program, teachers and coaches can identify students to represent their club/school teams to advance to the regional play-off.
Bowls SA and Bowls Australia Club Support Manager (CSM) Brett Herbert will be available to assist clubs and schools to coordinate their local competitions and regional play-offs.
It is the vision that Schools Sport SA has a representative side of 10 students attend the National Finals. This competition is player funded, grant funding for competitors may be available.
Inter School Challenge Timeline
Term 4, 2023
Clubs to contact schools (or vice versa) to arrange hosting training sessions and suitable dates.
Term 1, 2024
Schools attend clubs for 3-4 weekly training sessions, then select teams.
End Term 1, Early Term 2 (April) 2024
Schools compete in Regional Carnivals
End Term 2, (June 27) 2024
Regional winners compete in state finals
Term 3, (Mid September) 2024
National Finals (TBC)
If your club is interested in establishing school sessions, but are unsure where to start, please contact the Bowls SA office on 8234 7544.