The Bowls Show Returns

by Aaron Delaporte on April 6, 2020

Article courtesy of Aidan Davis, Bowls Australia

Season five of The Bowls Show is set to return to television screens ahead of schedule this weekend, on bowls’ new free-to-air broadcast home, 7Two and 7plus, in addition to Fox Sports and Kayo.

With bowls clubs closed and players unable to participate, The Bowls Show has been brought forward from its regular end of May to October 20-week slot, giving fans the chance to relive the highlights of the recent Bowls Premier League event, BPL11.

Launching on Sunday, April 12 at 11.00am AEST on 7Two and 7plus, and also air airing on Fox Sports and Kayo from Tuesday, April 14 at 5.00pm AEST, this year’s program will be split into two blocks of 10 episodes, running up until June 16 and returning again later in the year.

Bowls Australia CEO Neil Dalrymple said that it was important to provide fans with the opportunity to stay engaged in the sport and looked forward to The Bowls Show airing on its new free-to-air home of 7Two.

“Unfortunately, our bowls community aren’t able to get out on the greens and enjoy our sport at the moment, so it’s important that we provide them with opportunities to remain engaged in their beloved pastime,” Dalrymple said.

“This season’s The Bowls Show is the start of a new relationship with the Seven Network, which will expand to other future bowls broadcasts, and will give fans across the nation the ability to consume and enjoy bowls content during a time when they can’t physically participate on the green.

“We’re appreciative of the efforts of our new free-to-air partner 7Two and existing pay-TV partner Fox Sports Australia, who have shown every episode of The Bowls Show over the past four years and been a valued supporter of bowls broadcasts since 1998.”

Jack Heverin will once again return to the program’s hosting role, alongside former International Bowler of the Year Matthew Flapper as co-host.

The Bowls Show program will again be produced by Bowls Australia’s valued broadcast production partner Crocmedia.

“Now, more than ever, when international and local sport has come to a standstill, sports fans are craving content. We are thrilled to showcase one of the highest participation sports in Australia and showcase everything bowls has to offer,” said Craig Hutchison, Chief Executive Crocmedia.

The Bowls Show – Season 5
• 2 x 10-week blocks across 2020.
• First block of 10 episodes from April 12 to June 14.
• 7Two and 7plus: Sundays from April 12 at 11.00am AEST.
• Fox Sports and Kayo: Tuesdays from April 14 at 5.00pm AEST on Fox Sports 503, with additional replays during the week and Saturday mornings.