Junior Jack Attack
Junior Jack attack is a product that was developed by Bowls Australia, aimed at bringing the sport of bowls to kids around the nation.
Jr. Jack Attack is designed to enable school children to participate in an engaging format, which is both fun and inclusive.
Importantly, it can be conducted on a range of surfaces including greens, carpets, concrete, wooden floors and just about anything else that is flat, eliminating the restrictions of requiring a bowling green to introduce new audiences to the sport.
Having identified the limitations of children using full-size bowls that have been designed for adults, the Jr. Jack Attack initiative comes in the form of a kit that includes a carry bag, 32 light-weight rubber bowls, eight jacks, 50 cones, a target score mat, eight stepping mats, activity cards, which can be purchased and used by both Bowling Clubs and Schools.
It provides an opportunity for every child to play and compete, and it also fits in and aligns with the Federal Government’s new Sporting Schools initiative – it can be played before, during and after school, and supports the Australian curriculum.
Should the club choose to purchase a kit, they are available by speaking with your Regional Bowls Manager, or on the Bowls Australia website. This can be used for Junior programs, Family Open days, or even a reason to get the children on the green while their parents or grandparents are having a bowl! You can also get your local primary school involved, through sporting schools funding, with no cost to the school. For more information and ideas, speak to your Regional Bowls Manager.
KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees.
For more information on KidSport visit the Department of Sport KidSport website page
Sporting Schools Program
Bowls Australia is one of 32 national sports working with the Australian Sport Commission to implement the Sporting Schools Program.
What is the Sporting Schools Program?
The Sporting School Program allows eligible Australian Primary Schools to apply for grant funding, that can be used to purchase equipment and coaches time to run sports as part of their before and after school programs or during the day as part of the students curriculum.
Registering to be part of the Sporting Schools Program:
To be part of the program, schools, teachers, coaches and national sports need to register at www.sportingschools.gov.au