Howie appointed Regional Bowls Manager for ACT and South East NSW
Renowned ACT state representative and former Australian A squad member Andrew Howie has today been appointed to the role of Regional Bowls Manager for ACT and South East NSW.
Howie prevailed over an impressive field for the position, taking over the mantle from Peter Fahey in the formally titled Community Development Officer role, which works collaboratively with Bowls NSW, Women’s Bowls NSW and Bowls ACT.
Boasting a rich history in bowls, both in his employment and his playing career, Howie will bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the 90 clubs within his portfolio.
Howie’s credentials include previous employment as the Bowls Coordinator for Tuggeranong Valley Lawn Bowls Club, and more recently, as a Sale Executive for Bowls Australia’s preferred bowls supplier, Aero Bowls.
In a playing capacity, Howie posses more than 16 years of experience in the sport, with highlights including claiming the 2013 Super 6 singles crown and a semi-final finish at the Australian Indoor Championships in the same year, resulting him being named runner-up in the coveted Bowls Australia Male Bowler of the Year award for 2014.
His involvement in the sport from both a playing and employment perspective has led to established relationships with clubs and bowlers within his region, which will be advantageous for his new role.
Having recently returned from international duties wearing the green and gold uniform at the Asia Pacific Merdeka Championships in Malaysia, where he claimed a bronze in the mixed pairs, followed by a National Champion of Champions singles campaign in Sydney this week, Howie will hit the ground running in his new role, joining his new colleagues at next week’s National Bowls Operations Conference.
Howie will be welcomed to the fold during the three day, Melbourne-based conference by meeting the 13 other Regional Bowls Managers and five National Training Centre Coaches, in addition to the 17 other Bowls Australia employees, followed by a formal induction into the organisation later in the week.
Already well known to many clubs and bowlers in his region, having been involved in the sport since the age of 10, Howie recognises what is required to grow the sport of bowls, particularly in regional Australia, and with exciting new participation initiatives to promote, such as Jack Attack and Jr. Jack Attack kits, he will be a significant asset to his region, which spans from Snowy River in the south west, Begga Valley in the south east, Camden in the north east and Yass Valley in the north west.