2019 Bowl Patrol Awards – NT and VIC

By Emily Rennes
December 16, 2019

We’re very excited to announce the winners of State and Territory Bowl Patrol awards for 2019.

(Image: Patrollers at Oz Tenpin in Shepparton include 2019 VIC winners Ebony and Raphael with runner up Declan.)

Every year our Sport Development Officers work with the Bowl Patrol centres, Lane Rangers and participants to recognise a few special stand outs.

Whilst all our Patrollers are to be rewarded for giving it a go (and they do love their wristbands when they graduate to a new level) there’s a few worth highlighting. They’re one’s to watch, who might be facing other challenges in their lives, who really enjoy the program and are having a ball sharing the love of bowling.

We’ll profile all our winners in news posts and one our Facebook page.

Our Northern Territory 2019 award winners are…

Lane Ranger Terry Maynard – Terry has stepped up in a big way this year, from being an assistant Lane Ranger, to leading the Territory in the delivery of Bowl Patrol and Sporting Schools. His knowledge and experience of tenpin and Bowl Patrol has been passed on to parents, bowlers and assistant Lane Rangers as well. The future of tenpin in Darwin is safe with Terry at the helm.

Patroller Girl Isabel Tanti – Determined and stuck with the program to achieve her black band over a few Terms. Isabel’s mum thanked Bowl Patrol for the award, “Thank you so much for letting us know! Isabel is so excited and we are very proud! Isabel has autism and ADHD so this makes it especially great!!”

Patroller Boy Maddex Jasinski – Showed enthusiasm, was always happy and always tried his best to bowl well.

Our 2019 Victorian winners are…

Centre Oz Tenpin Shepparton – have wholeheartedly supported the Bowl Patrol program, leading the way in Victoria, with rave reviews from its participants; parents, teachers and bowlers alike. Despite the occasional isolation of their location, schools from far away travel to attend the centre, enjoying the Bowl Patrol program – an opportunity they mightn’t otherwise experience.

Lane Ranger Fred Thompson – even though he’s sometimes a bit of a big kid Patroller himself, Fred always ensures his bowlers are having a ball. Taking the most Sporting Schools programs in Victoria for 2019, he’s enjoyment of the sport is shared with teachers, parents and bowlers.

Patroller Boy Raphael Pelaez – he loves bowling and is keen to learn.  He watches You tube videos on bowling and has memorised what all the pins are.  He is joining a league with his dad on Monday nights. He loves Belmo but has recently swung towards Pete Webber.  This kid was such a quiet boy but now it is his second term he has many one liners that have me in stitches every week.

Runner Up Declan as we had a shaky start and with his low vision and hearing, he was afraid to let me know his issues but confided in me and he has never looked back. Shows great potential and is ambitious.

Patroller Girl Ebony – as she has the most natural talent that we have had for her age.

Congratulations to our winners in the Northern Territory and Victoria. Wondering who won in your State or Territory? Keep an eye on Tenpin.org.au’s news this week.