BOWLS IS FOR EVERYONE
Lawn Bowls is a sport for everyone – NOT only the elderly.
The average age of the Bowls Team that participated in the 2018 Commonwealth Games was 32!
Why not give it a go. We have all the equipment and coaches to help.
Please call Steve Bartlett for further details on 0411 158 621.
2018-19 Coach application
The Hoppers Bowls Club is seeking expressions of interest for a playing coach for next season.
Full details can be found here Coach 201819
Looking for a great idea for a work breakup?
Barefoot bowls packages can be arranged to suit your needs. Please call Maxine on 0402 302 159 for further details.
What’s on Calendar
Wednesday social bowls
Thursday social bowls
Saturday social bowls
Try Bowls Day!
We can arrange a session to introduce you to Lawn Bowls
Our coaches, run by Paul Shelton, offer skills sessions every Saturday.
Come down and improve your game or just give bowls a go.
Lawn Bowls offers an opportunity to participate in a social and competitive sport for all ages, genders, nationalities and abilities. We have the facilities, equipment and coaches to get you started.
Promoting the sport of Lawn Bowls is a focus of the Hoppers Bowls club which is achieved by offering corporate and social events, regular Barefoot Bowls events and we work closely with Bowls Victoria to offer Schools Challenges and support other initiatives.
The Hoppers Bowls Club was established in 1985 by local residents of the community who established the Hoppers Club. The Hoppers Club (5,000 members approx.) now has 9 sub clubs providing social and sporting opportunities for its members that’s creates a belonging to the local community.
A number of the foundation members still participate today. Recent initiatives that ensure the Hoppers Club and Hoppers Bowls Club remains a community club include installation of solar panels, redeveloped bowlers area, major renovations completed etc.
The recognition by Community Clubs Victoria at the recent Club Awards on awarding the Hoppers Club the Best Club Refurbishment and Best Club Manager (to CEO Michael Lewis) ensures the Hoppers Club is on the right path to success!
The Hoppers Bowls Club looks forward to another successful year both on and off via of a number of initiatives underway including;
• Continuing to promote lawn bowls socially and competitively to all ages, abilities, genders and nationalities
• Participating and hosting local school students and participating in the Bowls Victoria program “Schools Challenge”
• Weekly Barefoot Bowls events
• Corporate, birthdays, festive etc. functions throughout the year
• Our highest Saturday Pennant Team has been promoted to Division 2 and the challenge of competing against quality bowlers is welcomed
• Mid-week Division 1 pennant also pits our bowlers against the best in the region.
• New grass green opened January 2017
180 – 200 Pannam Dr Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029
03 9749 4844
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 12am
Friday: 9am – 1am
Saturday: 9am – 2am
Sunday: 11am – 12am
President Steve Bartlett Mob: 0411 158 621 Home: 9734 0240 Email: email@example.com
Vice President Glenn Voysey Mob: 0427 012 059 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate Past President Len Woodfine Mob: 0438 502 654 Home: 9749 1818 Email: email@example.com
Secretary CCO Jan White Mob: 0400 076 557 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Geoff Truman Mob: 0409 708 160 Email: email@example.com
Assistant Secretary Treasurer Geoff White Mob: 0431 675865 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Selection Chairperson Maxine McKenna Mob: 0402 302 159 Email: email@example.com
Saturday Selection Chairperson Robert Saker Mob: 0432 682 576 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tournament Chairperson Bill Dobai Mob: 0419 301 352 Home: 9974 2017 Email: email@example.com
Coaching Director Paul Shelton Home: 9749 7026 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greens Director Gary Bottrell Mob: 0407 965 516
Assistant Greens Director Larry Downs Mob: 0403 016 405 Email: email@example.com
Almoner David Letts Mob: 0414 568 469983 113 Home: 8742 2221 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Officer Glenn Voysey Mob: 0427 012 059 Email: email@example.com
Bowls Vic Delegate Barry Watson Mob: 0408 556 631 Home: 9394 6708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017/18 Men’s Pairs Championship winners
2017/18 Women’s Pairs Championship winners
2018/201 Life members
Applying Bowls Stickers
An example of applying Bowls stickers can be found Applying Bowls Stickers.
Coaching Skills Session
Coaching sessions are being held every Saturday morning. Please refer to the Facebook or Paul Shelton for further details. For information on the basic etiquette please see the below Lawn Bowls Etiquette.
Saturday Selection Committee
The 2017/18 Saturday Selection Committee have been meeting to plan their strategy for the upcoming season and have established some guidelines they will follow;
- Improve communication to bowlers
- Strive to retain the top side in Division 2
- Ensure all players enjoy their bowls
- Promote youth to enable the club to grow
If any players wish to discuss selection the selection committee will be available between 4:00PM – 5:00PM on Thursdays. Please use this time to discuss any issues as selectors DO NOT, SHOULD NOT & WILL NOT discuss selections on Saturday to ensure everyone can enjoy their bowls (selectors are bowlers too). Selectors will be seeking feedback from skips on match days on how sides performed on the day. Changes made to teams will be advised to effected players with feedback welcome. Selectors encourage all members to participate in practice matches so they can get feedback to enable bowlers to be selected in the right position and side for round one of the season. All bowlers are encouraged to attend Tuesday and Thursday practice sessions in September to practice and improve their game. Healthy competition by bowlers pushing their case for selection is a fantastic position for the club to be in. The 2017/18 Saturday Selection Committee have been meeting to plan their strategy for the upcoming season and have established some guidelines they will follow; Watch this space for ongoing updates. (25/7/2017) Practice games 2nd September Inter club matches 9th September 3 Teams playing against Melton at Hoppers for the Hoppers/Melton shield and 1 Team playing Mount Cotterell at Mount Cotterell 16th September 14 rinks playing at Moonee Ponds 23rd September Top 6 rinks playing Middle Park at Hoppers and the remaining Inter-club matches 30th September (Grand Final Day) 10:00 start
Tuesday Pennant Practice
Midweek Pennant practice starts Tuesday 5th September. Could all players please be at the club by 9.45 in uniform. BYO lunch as it will not be supplied during practice games. We will be playing amongst ourselves for the first two practices and against Melton on 19th September. The season starts on 26th September. Could any player who is unavailable for any of the practice games or pennant games please put their names on the appropriate list which is on the board inside the club.
The 2018/19 pennant season will begin later in the year.
Winners – Runners Up – Best Single Game –
Saturday 21st July 2018
Winner 2 games +17
Neil Hunter (s), Jim White & Colin Tink
Runner Up 2 games +16
Glenn Voysey (s), Peter Potaro, Tony Bonnici & Matt Shelton
Best Single game +7
Michael Sylvester (s), Frank Whitaker, Darren Craig & Kenny Ho
Men’s Singles Champion
1990 K Reed
1991 B Keilor
1992 D Bell
1993 W Stewart
1994 J Strybosch
1995 S Protheroe
1996 W Stewart
1997 R Healy
1998 D Hewitt
1999 D Chritchlow
2000 T Ross
2001 G Jose
2002 J Robertson
2003 D Hewitt
2004 D Hewitt
2005 D Young
2006 W Stewart
2007 J Robertson
2008 G Berry
2009 J Cowan
2010 B Weir
2011 B Watson
2011 F Dalton
2013 D Hewitt
2014 C Ravenscroft
2015 A Wu
2016 G Gardiner
2017 Barry Watson
Women’s Single Champion
1990 B Montgomery
1991 R Buntine
1992 B McNaughton
1993 A Meadham
1994 M Pearce
1995 A Brown
1996 J Stephenson
1997 M Hamilton
1998 D Tait
1999 G Morris
2000 G Morris
2001 C Boyd
2002 G Morris
2003 D Tobin
2004 G Dubczyk (Morris)
2005 D Tobin
2006 J Stephenson
2007 J Hancock
2008 J Hancock
2009 G Dubczyk
2010 J Hancock
2011 D Tobin
2012 D Tobin
2013 D Tobin
2014 G Dubczyk
2015 D Tobin
2016 G Dubczyk
2017 D Tobin
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