National Training Squad

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.

2019 National Training Squad Members

Head Coaches:

Junior: Shane Bernhardt

Youth: Robert Alexander

Adult Female: Dean Champ

Adult Male: Eric Jang

Senior: Eric Jang

National Teams

Asian School Championships
Asian Adult Championships
Asian Seniors Bowling Championship
Commonwealth 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.

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