This game is proving popular with our students, especially those who do not play a contact sport. We run lunchtime sessions to teach this game and to improve their knowledge and skills so they can complete in local competitions.
An Elite Indoor Bowls tournament is held locally in early term 2 with intermediate schools from the Bay of Plenty/ Poverty Bay area. The students play Pairs, in their year levels.
A Pre Aims Games tournament, which is run by the Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association, is held in August.
Training for the AIMS Games in September is ongoing. Students will be expected to commit to trainings to prepare themselves as best they can for this national tournament. A commitment to join the Junior Club or an adult club is expected so the students get plenty of practice. We train at school during one lunch time per week and at the RSA on Friday afternoons (in term 3).
Costs for the Elite competition are approx. $8. AIMS Games fees are approx. $70.00. The Pre Aims Games tournament approx. $8. There would be additional costs for any other tournaments played and for joining a local club. These are very reasonable.
Coaching and Team Management
Outside coaches assist our students from time to time. Any parents with bowling skills, your assistance would be appreciated. Parental transport assistance is required at times.
Mt Maunganui Junior Club
A Junior Indoor Bowls Club is run under the umbrella of the Tauranga Indoor Bowls Association. This is held at Club Mt Maunganui, Kawaka St on a Thursday afternoon from 4.00pm – 5.30pm. Membership is $10 per year with a small weekly attendance fee. This is given back in prizes.
For more information please contact – Alison Cowan phone: 282 0795 021 243 0795
Mt Maunganui/Papamoa Indoor Bowling Clubs
When not able to attend the Junior Club for extra coaching and practice some of our keen players join an evening club. Students are able to play 2 games so they can go home earlier than the normal finishing time.
Mt Maunganui Indoor Bowling Club – Wednesday evenings at Club Mt Maunganui, Kawaka St.
Names need to be in by 6.45pm on the night of play. There is a yearly membership and nightly fee.
For more information please contact – Jim Pratt Phone: 572 1983
Papamoa Indoor Bowling Club – Tuesday evenings at Gordon Spratt Sports Centre – names need to be in by 7.10pm on the night of play. There is a yearly membership and nightly fee.
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