Bowl Patrol Annual Awards – Lane Rangers

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
January 24, 2022

Tenpin Bowling Australia would like to congratulate those named the 2021 Best Bowl Patrol Lane Rangers. 

Lane Rangers are the coaches behind Australia’s number one ‘learn to bowl’ program, in addition to upskilling themselves in best techniques to include all learner bowlers, many of our talented Lane Rangers are going the extra mile; starting up junior leagues, engaging local schools and making a big difference in their community.

This year, the award sees six recipients across the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Victory, is designed to acknowledge the standout efforts of Lane Rangers. 

Find out below the Lane Rangers selected to receive the State-based award, all of whom now go into the running to be announced 2021 Bowl Patrol National Lane Ranger of the Year.

ACT – Irene Lim (Zone Bowling Tuggeranong) 

Far-right of photo – Irene Lim with fellow Lane Ranger Damian and ZONE BOWLING Tuggeranong

Irene progressed with her coaching abilities in 2021 and has found confidence in delivering her style with the Patrollers. She has created a wonderful rapport with the bowlers and assisted them to achieve the next level in their bowling abilities within the program. This has enabled Zone Bowling Tuggeranong to deliver a program to new patrollers with the confidence that everyone is benefiting from quality instruction.

Queensland – Graeme Bennion (Zone Bowling Mt Gravatt and Logan City Tenpin)

Graeme Bennion with Calamvale Primary School at ZONE BOWLING Mt Gravatt

Graeme is a coach with the ability to show kindness, empathy, patience and understanding. In 2021, his flexibility and commitment to seeing special needs students, in particular, shone through. Despite the challenges of operating in a centre new to the Bowl Patrol program and Sporting School initiative, the Calamvale Primary School Club Connect program left smiles for miles on the Patrollers’ faces.   

South Australia – Jason Barr (Marion Bowland)

Jason Barr pictured back right between his happy Patrollers

Jason has put in a huge effort to run a great program for the local community after recognising the need for a quality learn to bowl program, like Bowl Patrol for the future of the sport. In addition to running a second program at Marion Bowland, in Term 4 he has assisted SA State Manager and Lane Ranger Lyn at Zone Bowling Noarlunga.  

Western Australia – Moira Mathie (Joondalup, Morley and mentor for Cannington)

Moira with WA Patroller Boy of the Year David Mitrovic

Moira is passionate about Bowl Patrol and it shines through in her delivery of the program, both in-centre and for school programs. Whether it’s creating extra challenges and incentives for patrollers stuck on a challenging level, utilising competent patrollers as ‘mentors’ or creating handmade pins for the WA award recipients, she has been instrumental in tenpin participation growth in WA. Moira is often requested by schools as their Sporting Schools coach of choice and continues to receive praise for her patience, competence and enthusiasm. On top of all this, inspired by the patrollers she coaches, last year Moira competed in her first tournament.

Tasmania – Sarah Pennicott (Launceston Lanes) 

Back right with the blue Lane Ranger shirt – NTS 21 athlete Sarah Pennicott

Sarah has been one of the key drivers of success for the Bowl Patrol program since its beginning at Launceston Lanes. From her work behind the scenes to ensure the program is advertised across the community to coaching kids how to bowl to training up assistant Lane Ranger Bridget to start delivering her programs in 2022, shows Sarah’s dedication. There’s now a growing junior league in Launceston with thanks to Sarah, securing the future of her sport and centre too.

Victoria – Melissa Seaver (Xplosions Bowl Melton)

Thumbs up from Lane Ranger Melissa Seaver

Mel is an outstanding Lane Ranger, who is extremely passionate about teaching kids tenpin bowling using the Bowl Patrol method. Before each program, she became nervous as she wanted every session to be close to perfect but this is a testament to the level of dedication Mel has for the Bowl patrollers at Xplosions Bowl Melton. In addition, she works with her colleagues to upskill and enhance the program. 

Want to give back to the new bowlers in your community? Support the future of the sport by registering and completing online Bowl Patrol Lane Ranger training today!

Get involved in Bowl Patrol with Term 1 registrations now open. Find out more about the nation’s number 1 ‘learn to bowl’ program here.


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