National Bowl Patrol Winners for 2020 Announced

By Emily Rennes
February 6, 2021

Following the recent announcements of the annual Bowl Patrol winners across Australia’s states and territories, we now have the national award winners!

This year saw a tightly contended event with nominations from across the country. Entries were submitted on behalf of their state/territory to our panel for review. Only two national Bowl Patrol awards are presented each year with some very successful Lane Rangers and Centres receiving these awards in the past.

We’ll start with the 2020 Bowl Patrol National Centre of the Year, and it’s a tie between SuperStrike Maitland and Launceston Lanes. The panel’s votes could not be split, and both centres are to be congratulated on their efforts in 2020.

Lane Ranger at Launceston Lanes, Tasmania; Sarah Pennicott is a massive advocate of the program.  A bowler herself, the local takes up the challenge to show other children the sport she loves so much. In 2020 the program ran its first sold-out program in Term 4. Proving so popular, Sarah has taken to training up another Lane Ranger – Bridget Perkins. The centre gets behind Tasmania’s sport voucher program ‘Ticket to Play’ and has noticed their junior leagues growing from term to term. They’re very worthy winners.

Sarah Pennicott with Bowl Patrolloers at Launceston Lanes

SuperStrike Maitland in New South Wales faced unexpected hardships with COVID 19 shutdowns in 2020. Despite the challenges, the team remain proud of their junior Patrollers. In addition to ensuring all Sporting Schools are giving Bowl Patrol a go, Lane Ranger James oversaw both Term 1 and 4 programs, getting a total of thirty-four Patrollers onto the lanes. Both NSW Patroller Girl and Patroller Boy of the Year are from SuperStrike, being siblings, the centre has proven that learning to bowl can be the best fun!

Bowl Patrol @ Superstrike Maitland, NSW

The Bowl Patrol Lane Ranger of the Year in 2020 has been awarded to Damian McFarlane of the ACT. Damian took it upon himself to lead Bowl Patrol’s charge in 2020 at the ZONE Bowling centre in Tuggeranong. A popular centre, this year was again challenging with closures, which Damian took advantage of. Damian completed online Level 1 Tenpin Bowling Coach and Bowl Patrol Lane Ranger courses… passing with flying colours during the lockdown. Being a bowler and volunteer Board member, Damien is keen to pass on his knowledge and build Canberra’s junior leagues. Something he’s already achieving with a number of his Patrollers joining the Tuggeranong Junior League.

Damian McFarlan with his ZONE BOWLING Tuggeranong Patrollers

Read more about our Bowl Patrol Annual Awards by searching ‘Bowl Patrol‘ in our News.

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