By Emily Rennes
January 18, 2021

Bowl Patrol programs in South Australia were temporarily impacted by closed centres due to COVID-19. This hasn’t stopped our Patrollers though, Bowl at Home videos came in handy, whilst online Lane Ranger training supported our deliverers.

These key online resources supported SA in growing junior participation from centres in the state. Staff on the ground in Adelaide were supported by Victorian-based Sport Development Officer Nick Gissing. Bowl Patrol grew particularly popular with South Australian Sporting Schools programs, many new teachers completed Lane Ranger training and utilised the Bowl Patrol curriculum to teach students how to bowl. Here’s our 2020 SA Bowl Patrol winners;

2020 SA Centre of the Year ZONE Bowling Woodville have again done a great job assisting with the running of the Bowl Patrol program in 2020. To help promote the program a couple of free come’n’try sessions were organised to help get the word out.  Flyers have also been included in the birthday party bags of all centre guests. The lanes are ready and well prepared each week with the technicians, who sometimes go unnoticed, being very helpful to ensure the program runs smoothly. The staff are great ensuring a positive experience for all.  

2020 SA Lane Ranger of the Year Lyn Alexander has been integral to the success of Bowl Patrol not just at her local centre but across South Australia. Taking careful notice of the needs of each participant, upskilling with a Level 1 Coach qualification this year, she’s always friendly and polite to staff, parents and participants. Lyn’s Lane Ranger skills were utilised this year to help deliver Sporting Schools programs in schools and centres. She’s able to adapt the program to suit a small group in-centre or a large group in-school, working along side teachers to deliver quality ‘learn to bowl’ experiences for all.

2020 SA Patroller Girl of the Year Vegas Miles started her first Bowl Patrol program in Term 4.  She has progressed really well during the program, initially she was having a little trouble and the Lane Ranger gave her some ideas on things she could practice at home – which she did.  The following week she came along, and her hard work had paid off as she progressed to the next level and hasn’t looked back since. She has a positive attitude, is very keen and a great listener. 

2020 SA Patroller Boy of the Year Luca D’Orazio attended the Term 4 Bowl Patrol program and has progressed through to his green band.  He was very keen to get involved and really enjoyed the program. He was a great listener and asked questions to help him better understand the game. He was open to ideas and suggestions that he could try to help him improve his game.   

Congratulations to all the South Australian 2020 Bowl Patrol award winners, great efforts all ’round. We know 2021 Bowl Patrol will be another year of growth, fun and learning to bowl with the best program; Bowl Patrol. Sign up to a program using your Sport Vouchers at today!


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