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Bowl Patroller Produces Next Generation of Bowlers

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Kids across the country are enjoying Australia’s newest junior sports program – Bowl Patrol - following its' official launch in 2017.

With children 6-12 years of age experiencing this revolutionary new program, the sport is now beginning to see a new generation take to the lanes.

Once such bowler who found the sport through participating in a Bowl Patrol program is 10-year-old Travis Kloer.  After trying Soccer, Swimming and Badminton the Brisbane student was still looking for his perfect sport.  Following a visit to Logan City Tenpin to enjoy a couple of social games with his family, Travis saw Bowl Patrol advertised across the centre and the rest they say is history.

“I always loved to go bowling with my family and one day we went into Logan City Tenpin and saw Bowl Patrol advertised and I was really intrigued so I started,” the John Paul College, Daisy Hill student said.

When the program got underway, Travis learnt the basic techniques and concepts of the sport in a modified environment with no bumpers, where carpet is placed on the lanes so participants are closer to the pins.

Having learnt a lot through the dedicated Lane Rangers knowledge on the sport, Travis said the program was plenty of fun.

“I had lots of fun meeting up with friends and learning how to bowl.  The best part was playing the games and trying to get the best score you can so you can progress to the next level.”

When the 8-week program finished the youngster was hooked.  With the help of the staff at Logan City Tenpin, Travis joined the Have a Ball Rangers League, a beginner’s league in which his newfound friends also joined.

“I joined the beginner league and I have enjoyed it a lot, as I am competing with others that were around my ability.  I was in this league till November last year and now I have joined a more advanced league called Young Lions, and so far I am doing alright.”

With a high score of 209, Travis now also works with a coach one day a week and is competing in tournaments, recently entering a restricted Masters event at Strathpine Hyperbowl.

Looking forward, the Bowl Patrol graduate is looking to improve his technique and knowledge on the sport with the hope of one day achieving the perfect game.

For more information or to register your children or grandchildren for the program visit