At Tenpin Bowling Australia, we proudly recognise and celebrate the unsung heroes of our nation during National Carers Week, observed from Sunday, October 15th to Saturday, October 21st, 2023.
Carers selflessly dedicate a staggering 2.2 billion hours of invaluable care each year. This National Carers Week, Tenpin Bowling extends its heartfelt appreciation to every carer who has shared the joy of a game and contagious smiles on the lanes.
We are fortunate to be a part of a sporting community that is committed to promoting inclusion and equity at every level of the game. Whether you’re taking your first steps in bowling or competing at the Para World Cup, carers provide essential support to our bowlers with disabilities, ensuring they can participate equitably and inclusively, tailored to their individual needs.
For instance, carers assisting novice bowlers can access valuable resources like “Bowl Abilities.” This online, free Lane Ranger training program includes eight one-hour session plans, word boards, social stories, and visual schedules (visit bowlabilities.com.au/lane-rangers). It is an ideal tool for carers guiding novice bowlers, enhancing their knowledge, or assisting individuals with disabilities as they embark on their coaching journey.
Many centres within our network offer discounted games for carers, including companion card holders. Be sure to check with your local centre for specific details. Our partners at Zone Bowling also offer discounts for accompanying carers—find more information here.
We are committed to breaking down barriers and providing support to individuals with disabilities through various initiatives, such as national championships, national performance pathways, coaching programs, leagues, and learning opportunities. Visit this page for information, including our partnerships with Special Olympics Australia, resources from Scope Australia for communication, and Cerge, offering EFTPOS alerts to welcome individuals with disabilities to your centre—currently operational at our AGL National High-Performance Centre on the Sunshine Coast.
If you are a carer or know a remarkable carer within our tenpin bowling community, please tag them in our social media posts at @tenpinbowlingaustralia. If you are interested in becoming a carer or require support as a carer, reach out to the National Carer Network associations in your respective state or territory. Find more information at https://carersweek.com.au/.
We value your feedback on your tenpin bowling carer experience and welcome any suggestions for improvement. Please email us at [email protected] with your thoughts and ideas.
At Tenpin Bowling Australia, we stand hand in hand with carers, appreciating their vital role in creating a more inclusive and joyous bowling experience for all.
Thank you for your dedication and support!