Woodford on a roll with Jack Attack
by Wade Mutzelburg
Throughout last November Woodford Bowls Club successfully hosted a Jack Attack Competition which was run every Friday for four weeks.
There was a great turn out, with five rinks consisting of 10 teams competing on the first night, another rink joined after with latecomers and people from inside the club.
The club created a great atmosphere on the night with music spilling out across the green, the competition also tied in seamlessly to the club members draw & raffles which were held throughout the night.
The competition was run with a bowling member on each team to help show newcomers the ropes on the green.
The use of the Jack Attack coloured decals on the bowls helped new bowlers differentiate between each teams’ bowls.
Everyone was pleased with the event, organisers and members were thrilled to see that the competition had brought in patrons who would not normally be at the bowls club on a Friday night, there were also people at the club which members had not seen before from outside of town.
In order to get the Jack Attack Program off the ground the club used the posters included in the kit, they also conducted
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letterbox drops in selected areas and approached local businesses and sporting clubs, members were encouraged to invite friends and family.
A Facebook event was created for the competition and used the digital images provided in the Jack Attack Kit to advertise the event on social media.
The evening saw participants from all ages and backgrounds, there were young children trying it for the first time, former rugby league players as well as other participants who usually played indoor carpet bowls.
Not only is this club running a successful Jack Attack Program, but they have also been successful in obtaining a recent Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grant for a new water system to help with the maintenance of the greens & surrounds and they can now replace existing Shades with a permanent structure at the edge of the greens.
If you would like to talk about potentially running a Jack Attack competition at your club or getting some assistance regarding obtaining grants for your club, make sure you get in contact with the RBM in your area.