Our Teams

Western Australia has a long history of being fiercely competitive in all sporting codes, and our State Bowls Teams are no different.

From our pioneering state teams in the 1960’s and 1970’s to the present-day players, Western Australian’s have always needed to be willing to overcome more obstacles, while covering vast distances, than the rest of the country to compete at the highest level.

Bowls WA is committed to supporting all our volunteer coaches, selectors and players both on and off the green through a structure that allows them to develop their skills and talent to represent the Western Australian Bowls community proudly.

Bowls WA continues to work towards providing an environment where communication, transparency, individual development and team development is at such a level that sustained excellence at National level competitions is achievable for all Western Australian Representative Teams.

OPEN TEAMS

Men’s Team Coach: Tony Hockey

Women’s Team Coach: Therese Hastings

Open Team Selectors: Ross Dempsey (Ch), Helen Stevens, Pieter Harris, Tony Hockey, Therese Hastings

Manager: Pieter Harris, Competitions and Talent Development

Assistant Manager: Denise McMillan, Inclusive Practices & High Performance

The Men’s team and Women’s team primary competition is the Australian National Sides Championship which sees all the States and Territories take on one another. Each team is made up of 12 players, divided up into 3 rinks of 4 players.

OVER 60’s TEAMS

Men’s and Women’s Over 60’s Selectors: Ross Dempsey (Ch),Lindsay Thorn, Jaewyn Norton

Manager: Pieter Harris, BWA Competitions and Talent Development

Assistant Manager: Denise McMillan, BWA Inclusive Practices& High Performance

The Men’s and Women’s Over 60’s team compete in the Australian National Sides Championship which sees all the States and Territories take on one another. Each team is made up of 12 players, divided up into 3 rinks of 4 players.

UNDER 18’s TEAMS

Boys and Girls Coach: Ken Perks

Boys and Girls Selectors: Ross Dempsey (Ch), Linda Warburton, Ken Perks

Manager: Pieter Harris, BWA Competitions and Talent Development

Assistant Manager: Denise McMillan, BWA Inclusive Practices& High Performance

The Boy’s and Girl’s Under 18’s team compete in the Australian National Sides Championship which sees all the States and Territories take on one another. The National competition plays fours, triples, pairs and singles Each team is made up of 5 players with each player being selected to play in two of the four disciplines.

STATE ACADEMY

Coach: Linda Warburton

Selectors: Linda Warburton with contributions from the Open Team Selectors

The Bowls WA Academy is focussed on growth and development for our future state squad players both on and off the green. It also caters for current state squad/team members with precise developmental requirements.

BOWLING ARM SIDES

Coordinator: Laurie Blurton

The Bowling Arm Side is a mixed gender side, with a minimum of two female bowlers. The National Bowling Arm Challenge sees all the States and Territories take on one another. A side consists of 15 players, plus three reserve, who form three teams of five. Format of play Singles and Fours, and Pairs and Triples, played concurrently. 

PHYSICAL DISABILITY SIDE

Coordinator: Denise McMillan

The State Physical Disability Side compete in the National Multi-Disability Lawn Bowl Championships – otherwise known as the “Multibowl”.

Each State is allowed to have 10 players in a Side – five Men and five Women.  It is hoped that in this player setup there is an equal distribution of B5/6 Players and B 7/8 Players.