Vale: Trevor Roocke

by Marketing on June 7, 2022

Trevor receiving his Veteran’s badge by Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP in November 2021

It is with much sadness we advise of the recent passing of long time local bowls identity Trevor Roocke.

It was on 20th February 1965 when cricket had a bye and one of the Bowls teams were short of players so Trevor’s father, Ed Roocke who was a selector, asked Trevor to fill in.  Trevor played again the following week and he soon realised it was much easier watching the Bowls go away from you up the green than it was trying to pick up a red cricket ball coming towards you at great speed.  So Trevor made the decision to keep playing bowls, and it was a decision he never regretted.  He went on to play 1100 pennant games, plus many more in various forms, including filling in for the womens teams.

Altogether Trevor played for 56 years, including

  • 12 premiership teams,
  • 10 Club Championship Singles Finals winning 6 of them
  • 11 finals of the Club 100-Up Competitions winning 9 of them
  • 14 Club Championships Pairs finals winning 5 of them
  • 24 Inter Association games and 1 Regional Game representing the Upper North Region

Trevor attended many Country Carnivals in Adelaide where he played against fellow country Bowlers across the whole state and one year Jim Bastian and Trevor won the prestigious Winter Pairs Competition in Port Augusta and the following year they finished third.

Club Administration wise, Trevor served 38 years on the Booleroo Centre Bowling Club including 3 years as President, 13 years as Secretary, 14 years as Club Selector, 10 years on the Greens Committee and 10 years as the Public Officer.  Trevor was also a tireless volunteer for the club.

Association wise, Trevor was the Association President for the North Western Bowling Association in 1984/85 season and served on the NWBA Executive Committee for 9 years.

Trevor was awarded Booleroo Centre Bowling Club Life Membership in 2011 and received the Veteran’s badge in 2021.

Our condolences to his beloved wife Beryl (also a bowler) and his family.