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2017 Bowl Patrol Awards Announced

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Following the launch in 2017 of Australia’s only national junior tenpin bowling program – Bowl Patrol - a number of bowling centres, lane rangers (coaches) and kids have been integral in growing and developing this new and exciting program.

Following the program’s success, TBA created the Bowl Patrol Awards to highlight their contributions and recognise their outstanding efforts in growing and developing the sport through Bowl Patrol.

2017 Bowl Patrol - Centre of the Year
Star Bowl Oz Tenpin Shepparton


Star Bowl Oz Tenpin Shepparton won the 2017 Bowl Patrol Centre of the Year following their outstanding promotion of the program which included a number of ‘come and try’ sessions, give aways, colouring in competitions as well as road testing Bowl Patrol as an option in TBA’s Sporting Schools program.

Star Bowl have also provided multiple pathway opportunities to participants when finishing the program and have ensured their team at the centre is fully behind and knowledgeable on the program. 


2017 Bowl Patrol – Lane Ranger of the Year
John Ward – Mayfield Superstrike

John Ward has been named the Lane Ranger of the Year following his proactive approach to promoting Bowl Patrol at Mayfield Superstrike and his instrumental work to set up Bowl Patrol at Warner’s Bay Superstrike.

John has also mentored other lane rangers and supported them in delivering the program.  John has a positive rapport with the participants and whilst he is a silver lever coach, he has adapted his delivery techniques as a lane ranger to suit the participants.

John is passionate about developing young bowlers and always advocates the Bowl Patrol program to interested children and parents.   


2017 Bowl Patroller (Girl) of the Year
Jett Galley – AMF Cross Road

Jett has been named as the Bowl Patroller (Girl) of the Year due to her outstanding listening skills and her excitement for the sport.

Jett progressed through to blue band (second highest level) at the end of the 8 week program and has now joined a two game league at the centre.  Jett was introduced to the sport through her grandmother who bowls league at AMF Cross Roads and was keen to show her granddaughter why bowling is great.


2017 Bowl Patroller (Boy) of the Year
Thomas Despotidis – Oz Tenpin Epping


Thomas has been named as the Bowl Patroller (Boy) of the Year due to his success in the sport after learning the basic skills and concepts in the 8 week program. 

Following his participation in the program Thomas went on to bowl for Keon Park in a junior competition bowling two games over 150 and narrowly missing out on being named an All Star, all of this at just 10 years of age.