Tenpin’s Women in Leadership

By Matt Stevens
July 2, 2021

Meet Chloe Fadl. Tenpin Bowling Australia’s (TBA’s) Sport Development Officer in Queensland.

Since joining the TBA team in late 2019, Chloe spends her time creating opportunities for people to bowl in the Sunshine state. Her efforts involve delivering TBA participation programs Bowl Patrol and Bowl Abilities teaching the fundamentals of the sport of Tenpin Bowling.

Successfully developing programs within the state of QLD, Chloe has ticked off many milestones since starting at TBA. Some of these achievements include registering the most participants in the Bowl Abilities program across the country. However, accomplishments like this are only possible if passionate about the potential outcomes.

“I love getting participants active and involved in the sport of Tenpin Bowling”, explained Chloe.

“Inclusiveness is a strength of the sport, and having the ability to see pure enjoyment from participants, combined with the capacity to work with some amazing service providers, I am very lucky to work in the sport I do”.

A highly regarded member of the TBA participation team, Chloe was encouraged to apply for Sport Australia’s ‘Women in Leadership scholarship.

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australian Government initiative that Sport Australia manages in partnership with the Office for Women. The WLIS program aims to provide women with development opportunities enabling more women to reach their full leadership potential in the sports industry.

The opportunity sparked a total of 491 applications for Sport Australia to consider. Unfortunately, the number was far greater than the funding could cover. However, after completing a competitive process, Chloe was ecstatic to find out her application was successful.

Chloe joined leaders from across Australia in The Women in Leadership in Sport workshops. The sessions would run across six weeks in May and June 2021. The program provided an invaluable experience for Chloe, who was very grateful for the opportunity. 

“It was an amazing opportunity to connect with like-minded women that are looking to grow and develop in the sports industry. There was a lot of valuable information and topics that I will take with me and apply personally and professionally,” explained Chloe.

“I feel very fortunate to work in sport and be involved in this incredible opportunity that Sport Australia has provided”.

After completing the workshop, TBA looks forward to Chloe achieving further success in her role.

“Chloe’s passionate about using sport as a tool for change; her empathy and efforts in getting people of all abilities involved is inspiring. Having done the WLIS training myself, we know the experience will be something she’ll benefit from and reflect upon in the future,” said TBA Sport Program & Development Manager Emily Rennes.

We congratulate Chloe on completing her scholarship and thank Sport Australia for their ongoing support in developing our sport.