by Bowls QLD

In what is a significant milestone, BQ have signed up to become BowlsLink users. Below is the Bowls Australia announcement.

This brings BQ in line with all other State and Territory Associations, this was made possible thanks to the cooperation and support of both BQ and BA staff and representatives.

BA have put together a comprehensive implementation schedule and all Districts and Clubs will be informed in due course.

We look forward to working with all stakeholders in this exciting development.


By Lachlan Williams, Bowls Australia

Bowls Australia’s whole-of-sport technology platform BowlsLink is now officially being utilised nationwide, with Bowls Queensland recently adopting the platform.

All eight State and Territory Associations are now on board with BowlsLink, making the technology platform fully unified.

BowlsLink assists with things such as online member transfers and linked entries with online payments to state and national competitions such as the Australian Open.

Queensland districts and clubs will have an integrated membership database and access to run competitions and take payments for both membership and competitions. Free websites and subdomains are also available, along with an integrated email communication system.

Bowls Australia CEO Matthew Kennedy said Bowls Queensland’s adoption of BowlsLink is a significant milestone.

“Having all member bodies now utilising this tailored, high-quality platform, which we are continually improving together with all stakeholders, is terrific news for the sport,” he said.

“I’d like to thank Bowls Queensland’s Board and staff for working together with the Bowls Australia team to ensure their members have access to BowlsLink’s many benefits.”

Bowls Queensland CEO Brett Wilkie said his state is looking forward to utilising the platform.

“Bowls Queensland look forward to using the many components and efficiencies that BowlsLink has to offer, and it will be beneficial to all our Clubs and Districts,” he said.

“With continual and ongoing development, the system has unlimited potential and Queensland look forward to contributing in its future.”

Roll out and training will take place from September 2024 onwards with BowlsLink fully operational by the end of that month.

Below: Bowls Queensland / Bowls Australia Meeting at the BQ Headquarters: L to R: Aaron Delaporte BA BowlsLink Manager, Chris Evans BA General Manager ‑ Participation and Programs, Brett Wilkie BQ CEO, Gary Costigan BQ Director, Graham Lewis BQ Director of Finance, Alan Thorp BQ Director, Joan Brotherton OAM BQ Director, Wendy Wilson BQ Vice President, Brian Marshall BQ President, Graham Tanis BQ Director, Matt Burgess BA President and Matthew Kennedy BA CEO.