Junior Development

Bowls NSW Ltd supports junior bowls and its development pathways throughout the state with the support and assistance of the Junior Committee and National Coaches.  There is a junior development pathway below and a number of initiatives and competitions, which support junior bowls in this state.

Below you will find details on how juniors can become involved in playing bowls in your local area. Within NSW there are 16 zones and clubs within these zones that offer coaching and competitions for Juniors. Please scroll down for further information on how children and juniors can start playing bowls.

Contact details for Juniors in each Zone

Bowls NSW Ltd divide up the state into 16 zones and clubs within these zones offer Junior services to children. The attached document outlines each zones locations and the key contacts and clubs for Juniors to learn and play Bowls. All families are welcome to contact these clubs to have your child start off their bowls career.

To find Junior contacts in your local Zone or Region, contact the Bowls NSW Head Office on 1800 WE BOWL (1800 93 2695).

Zone Junior Coaching days

Zone 13 Junior Bowls Academy 2023
Contact – Kyle Hansen – 0449 210 920 or Rebekah Lord 0431 188 708

State Junior Events

Below is a list of NSW Junior events that take place during the playing season. Click on any of the links below to get the latest information on each event.

2022 Inter Schools Challenge State Finals – Draw & Results

2023 Inter Schools Challenge – Flyer

2023 Inter Schools Challenge (ACT) – Flyer

2023 Inter Schools Challenge – Interactive Entry Form

State Junior Championships

Junior Inter-Zone 7-A-Side Championship

School Participation

Bowls is an emerging sport in schools, and Jr. Jack Attack 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.

Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative being run by the Australian Sports Commission. The aim of the program is to give thousands of Australian school access to a range of sports. With 32 sporting organisations in total, the programme provides funding for schools to select the sport they wish to run. Any school can select Bowls Australia’s Junior Jack Attack program and they will use the Jr Jack Attack kit to deliver four or more sessions in the school.

The Sporting Schools Program is designed to run in the school’s before, after or during school hours. As each school has different requirements, Bowls Australia has created different options to ensure that each school can participate in the Jr Jack Attack Program. Schools can choose to have a coach attend the school, a teacher run the programme or the school attend a local bowls club.

For more information contact Bowls Australia by clicking here.

Schools Contacts

Schools run a range of competitive and social bowls events within their established networks.

NSW Department of Education Combined High Schools Facebook Page – click here.

NSW Department of Education Contacts for Combined High Schools – click here.