Promoting bowls in Bundy
By Des Kemp
Since 2013, the Bundaberg District Bowls Association has been using a specially adapted trailer designed to help volunteers promote the sport of lawn bowls throughout the district.
Over the last eight years, the bowls trailer has visited many schools, community events and council-run sports expos. The trailer has slide-out mat racks to make it easier to remove and replace the mats in the trailer and has been set up to allow the mats to be used on any surface. The trailer is set up with Queensland Bowler magazines and other generic promotional material.
For clubs who use the trailer, they are only required to bring their own club promotional material.
“The trailer was funded originally through a Queensland Government Sport and Rec Community Fund,” Bundaberg District Lawn Bowls development officer, Des Kemp said. “We think it has been a great tool for clubs to use to promote the sport and I think it’s an idea all districts should look at; however, it’s a costly exercise so they need to make sure there are enough dedicated volunteers that use it on a regular basis.”
“It’s something that other districts can replicate and should do if they have the means and desire to promote bowls.
“I’d also like to say thank you to Adam from Taylor Bowls for helping us out with sponsorship which allows us to keep it out on the road.”