Tenpin Bowling Australia would like to congratulate the Centres across the country named the 2021 Bowl Patrol Centre of the Year for their State or Territory. All nominees go into the running to be announced National Winners.
Awarded to centres for various reasons, which might include; a supportive and fun environment for patrollers, new and creative ways to promote Bowl Patrol and other criteria.
Find out below the five centres in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Victoria that have received awards.
Queensland – ZONE Bowling Mount Gravatt
This centre took a big leap in 2021 to embrace Sporting Schools, Club Connect and the nation’s number one learn to bowl program for children; Bowl Patrol. Despite early apprehension, the staff led by Lisette worked together to ensure the safety of all participants and would regularly support them on the lanes. Even the Technician got involved, proudly overseeing a few sessions to ensure the program was a success.
South Australia – Marion Bowland
It is always a challenge to bring a new initiative to life, especially in the middle of a pandemic but this centre assisted by South Australia Lane Ranger of the Year, Jason, promoted the program confidently giving out flyers and displaying the Bowl Patrol banner. Running a learn to bowl program saw the centre attracting new bowlers and opening a pathway for them well into their senior years.
Western Australia – Bunbury Tenpin Bowling Centre
After sell-out programs in Term 4 2020 and Term 1 2021, Bunbury Bowl has offered two programs a week per term since Term 2 2021. The addition of a second weekly program took some time to build up but the Centre saw the potential for future growth. With a total of 79 patrollers in 2021, it was the highest number of participants in a single Centre nationwide. Their expansion included training of more Lane Rangers to cater to increasing demand. Passionate about the benefits Bowl Patrol can offer the community, they even engaged local radio as well as print and online media. The centre now boasts a thriving Junior League from the graduates of Bowl Patrol – most notably one Bowl Patrol graduate won Most Improved WA Junior Bowler 2021 at the State’s annual awards night.
Tasmania – Launceston Lanes
Launceston Lanes finished last year on a high with their largest Bowl Patrol program ever with 22 children registering in Term 4 2021. The bowling community in Launceston have certainly got behind the Bowl Patrol program while many Patroller graduates have excitedly joined the local league with the aspirations of bowling at the Australia National Championships (ANC) in Hobart later this year.
Victoria – Xplosions Bowl Melton
Xplosions Bowl Melton ran their first-ever Bowl Patrol program in Terms 2 and 4 2021, resulting in incredibly successful programs. They have done an outstanding job seeing 30 participants through the program already.
Get involved in Bowl Patrol with Term 1 registrations now open. Find out more about the nation’s number 1 ‘learn to bowl’ program here.