July CEO Report
With Brett Wilkie
Congratulations to all the Open and Para Australian Representatives selected for the Commonwealth Games Team. Commiserations to those who missed out on this occasion.
Partnership with IWE Group
Bowls Queensland welcome IWE Group (LED Lighting Company) on board as a new partner. IWE Group are leaders in sports field LED lighting, their stringent testing ensures their products are built to last. Backed by a 10-year warranty, you can be sure of the finest quality. IWE Group LED lights are used in the most extreme Australian environments. Given this, it is essential that all their LED lights are put to the test to ensure success out in the field. www.iwegroup.com.au
QLD Multi Disability Championships
This will be held at the Chermside Bowls Club from August 15-18, 2022. Entries are open for the four disability groups: Physically Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Vision Impaired and Intellectually Impaired. Nominations close on July 12. Thank you to the Brisbane City Council and Chermside Bowls Club for their support of this event. This event will be live streamed on Bowls QLD Facebook page and website.
Disability Sports Australia Conference
I attended this conference at the University of Sunshine Coast in June, it was good to learn more about the “Pathway to 2032” for parasport along with the options available for people to get involved in disability sport. Bowls caters for many disabilities, and I encourage clubs to welcome new people with a disability to try the sport at their club.
Capalaba’s New Undercover Green
I attended the opening of the new undercover green at Capalaba Bowls Club and accepted the challenge to play bowls with Kelvin Kerkow, Steve Glasson and club representatives Graham, Alan and Lesley. The new greens are a great addition to the club and the members would like to welcome all players to test their new facility. See more on page 18.
QLD vs NSW Test Series
Congratulations to all selected in the Open, U25 and
new 40-59 Men’s and Women’s QLD Teams to take on NSW at Taren Point (Sydney) on Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 August. This three-test series will be live streamed by Bowls NSW.
QLD vs NSW U18 Test Series
Congratulations to all selected in the U18 QLD Girls’ and Boys’ teams. Thank you to Chermside Bowls Club who will host this Test Series. Eight players of each gender will contest this series for each State on Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 August. Five tests will be played over the two days in singles, pairs, triples and fours disciplines. This event will be live streamed on the Bowls QLD Facebook page and website.
Australian Indoor Singles QLD Qualifying
Congratulations to our QLD qualifiers through to the Australian Indoor Singles, held from August 15-19.
Well done to all Queenslanders who went well in the Australian Open. It was pleasing to see some nice weather after the shocking weather we had for our State Championships.
Come & Try Month – October
All clubs are encouraged to support Bowls Queensland’s Come & Try month of October by holding some form of event at your club as part of a State-wide push to entice new people to try our sport.
This could be an Open Day, Barefoot Bowls Session, Bring a Friend Day, Bring a Relative, Family Fun Day, Community Day, fancy dress theme or whatever you may like to call it that would be popular in your area. Your local RBM will be happy to assist if needed.
Bowls QLD will provide promotional material to assist clubs if they would like to utilise it. More information will be distributed to clubs during July. These days need all club members to get behind them by inviting their friends and family to come along, also by volunteering to assist on the day.
Secondary Schools Cup
Thank you to the many clubs who are running school bowls sessions to get an entrant into our State Finals at Club Pine Rivers on August 24-25.