Tenpin bowling is a sport for all ages and abilities. Skye Milton, Jett Galley, and Jasmine Salter recently finished up their Junior Circuit competition in Salisbury, South Australia, with Skye and Jett finishing equal first.
All three girls participated in TBA’s Bowl Patrol program before progressing to league bowling, where they’ve enjoyed participating weekly in the competition format. With junior female participation a talking point among many sports, it’s great to see active participation through the TBA pathway for the girls from South Australia and many others like them. The State Government’s Sports Vouchers program has made programs like this even more accessible and continues to help drive participation at all levels.
Skye, who’s participated in programs at Zone Bowling Noarlunga and Zone Bowling Cross Road says “it’s fun and I enjoy it”, and encourages other girls to take up the sport, saying how “cool it is to bowl”.
Jett says “you can find new ways to improve and that there are many different ways people can bowl. I also like that it’s not a sport that most people do, it’s different and you also get to make lots of new friends.”
She goes on to say that she would highly recommend other girls taking up bowling “by starting with Bowl Patrol, this is a group of kids that want to learn how to bowl. You also get the chance to make lots of amazing new friends and bowling is also an all year round sport that is inside so you will never get too hot, cold, or wet. And some amazing coaches are always giving you great feedback, helping when you need and are great support people.”
If you’re interested in participating in a Bowl Patrol program, term 4 registration is currently open in South Australia with sports vouchers eligible for use. Visit https://bowlpatrol.com.au/find-a-program/?State=SA to get started with an eight-week program in a fun and relaxed environment.