Junior Programs

Rookie Rollers

Bowls Australia has an exciting participation product called Rookie Rollers, aimed at bringing the sport of bowls to children, with special kits that kits can be purchased by clubs or individuals.

Bowls is an emerging sport in schools, and Rookie Rollers is designed to enable kids 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. This eliminates the restrictions of requiring a bowling green to introduce new audiences to the sport.

Rookie Rollers is also available through the Australian Government’s Sporting Schools program, which provides funding directly to schools to access a range of sports; Schools can then select bowls to use the Rookie Rollers kit to deliver four or more sessions in their school.

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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. 

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.

To be part of the program, schools, teachers, coaches and national sports need to register at www.sportingschools.gov.au.

Youth in Sport Policy

To learn more about this program in WA please contact your Regional Bowls Manager.






Troy Kinnane

Phone: 0418 890 680

Email: tkinnane@bowls.com.au