Let’s Play Bowls is a program designed to promote the sport of lawn bowls to primary and high school students and is looking for Central Coast schools and families to participate.
A high school competition originated in the Hunter Region in 2015, it has now expanded to incorporate all primary and high schools throughout the North Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter/Manning and Western Regions, aiming to foster lawn bowls to a younger age group.
Gorokan High and Wadalba Community School participated last year, and the organisation is looking for more schools to take part.
Government, Independent and Catholic schools are invited to enter three-person teams.
Primary students from Stage 3 (10-12 years old) will participate in an after-school competition and high school students from Years 7-11 in a separate inter-school event.
Parents and grandparents of primary school students, along with their schools, are encouraged to enter (unlimited) teams.
Raymond Terrace Bowling Club is putting up $1,000 as prize money for the winning school.
Sports organisers in high schools are invited to nominate (unlimited) teams for their ‘inter-school’ competition – hosted by New Lambton Bowling Club – again sponsoring with a $1,000 prize pool.
A Let’s Play Bowls spokesperson said a Commonwealth Games sport, lawn bowls is no longer seen as an “old people’s game”, with the average age of the NSW representative teams now 28.
“As well as being a fun and highly-skilled game, lawn bowls promotes self-discipline and concentration, and, especially for parents, is extremely inexpensive in comparison to other sports,” the spokesperson said.
Details are available at www.letsplaybowls.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media release, Jun 9
Let’s Play Bowls