In an effort to develop a clear pathway for athletes to progress from grass roots through to elite level competition, Tenpin Bowling Australia introduced the National Training Squad (NTS) in 2011.
TBA through its High Performance Committee consistently evaluates feedback from current athletes, coaches, State Associations and the wider community and makes changes to both programs to strengthen the pathway to elite level competition with the ultimate goal of developing world class athletes. The vision of TBA’s High Performance Program is simply:
To develop and deliver programs and pathways which produce world class bowlers and coaches that enrich the Australian Bowling Community.
The squad will remain current from 1st January to 31st December each year.
Junior: Shane Bernhardt
Youth: Robert Alexander
Adult Female: Dean Champ
Adult Male: Eric Jang
Senior: Eric Jang
|Asian School Championships|
|Asian Adult Championships|
|Asian Seniors Bowling Championship|
|World Youth Championship|
|World Men’s Championships|
|World Women’s Championships|
|World Senior Championships|
|World Single Championships|
ASADA for Athletes in State Based Training & National Training Squad
Athletes are responsible for any substance found in their body regardless of how it got there.
As an athlete it is your responsibility to ensure any medications (including supplements) you are taking are approved by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
ASADA is working to protect the right of athletes to participate in doping-free sport and it is important that athletes, coaches and administrators are aware of their responsibilities to comply.
As an athlete, you have a duty to your sponsors, your coaches and your fans to achieve pure performance in sport. We all have a responsibility to keep our sport free from doping.
Important Information for Athletes Regarding the Prohibited List: As the Prohibited List is reviewed and updated constantly, it’s extremely important that you always check any substances before taking them. Please refer to the ‘Check Your Substances’ link below to ensure that the substance is not on the prohibited list.
All athletes that are current members of their state based training program or members of the National Training Squad are required to complete the ASADA e-learning online training program; a series of six 20 minute interactive modules. To find out more and register for the program click here
ASADA eLearning Portal
To find out more and to register for the program click here.
Anti Doping Policy
The Anti Doping Policy outlines Tenpin Bowling Australia’s stance on issues relating to anti doping. It’s designed to protect athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality within the sport.
This policy applies to athletes and athlete support personnel, whether in or out of competition. The policy is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Agency and ASADA.
Check Your Substances
As the Prohibited List is reviewed and updated each year, it’s extremely important that you always check your substances online at Global DRO before taking them. The ‘Check Your substances’ tool is constantly updated to reflect any changes to the Prohibited List.
ASADA Check Your Substances
WADA Prohibited List
Therapeutic Use Exemptions
Athletes, like all others, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications.
If the medication an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or condition happens to fall under the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption may give that athlete the authorisation to take the needed medicine.
For information regarding Therapeutic Use Exemptions including how to apply for a TUE please refer to the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee website.