Participants across a number of states and territories are benefiting from government investment in sports vouchers. The amounts, that very between $100 and $200 per person, help eligible participants to access sport that might otherwise have been out of their reach. Whether trying a new sport or stepping up their level of involvement in existing sport, the increased activity is vital for their all-round health.
Around 45% of Bowl Patrollers in 2019 have done the program for free using their vouchers! At an estimated investment of around $21,000 most of which goes straight back into centres (linage and coach payments).
Bowl Patrol, the nation’s junior learn-to-bowl program, offered in participating centres – has seen subsequent growth as parents rush to centres to spend the vouchers. Online registration means it’s easy to sign up to the program from the mobile phone in your hand.
In addition to free registration for the program, centres are enjoying the spend of parents and carers who are keen to bowl, book a party, buy equipment or snack while they wait. On average an additional $47 (Term 1 2019) and $52 (Term 2 2019) per participant was spent in the centre, in addition to Bowl Patrol ($99 or $79). Our surveys indicate around 80% of participants each term plan to continue bowling!
With Term 4 on the other side of school holidays, it’s time to sign your little one up to learn to bowl, using vouchers that’ll expire before the end of the year. For more information about the program visit www.bowlpatrol.com.au, check us out on facebook /bowlpatrolaus @bowlpatrolaus or #bowlpatrol.
Vouchers available for use in Bowl Patrol/vouchers include;
NSW Active Kids
QLD Fair Play
TAS Ticket to Play
NT Sport Voucher
SA Sports Vouchers
WA Kid Sport
*Not currently available in ACT or VIC.