ANNUAL FEES DUE 2017/18 player registration payments of $130- are now due for the upcoming pennant season. Please see Derek Butler (0411 027 480) for further details. COACHING Do you need some help with your game. Our coaches can help work with you to continually improve. A full list of the current coaches can be found here Hoppers Bowls Club 2017 Coaches list. FACEBOOK Members can keep abreast of all club news at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1226181570739347/
What’s on Calendar
2017/2018 Club events 2017/18 Calendar of club events can be found here Calendar of Events 2017-2018. Barrie Lester Demo Day Please refer to the News tab for details of Barrie Lester’s Demo Day at the Hoppers Bowls Club on Wednesday 20th September. Refer to the NEWS tab for further details. Saturday Pennant Practice Games The following Pennant Games are currently scheduled; 2nd September Inter club 9th September Melton Shield 16th September Moonee Ponds 23rd September Inter club 30th September Inter club All Inter club practice matches will be Team 1 v Team 2, Team 3 v Team 4 and Teams made up for the remainder of players playing each other.
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
Address: 180 – 200 Pannam Dr Hoppers Crossing VIC 3029 Phone: 03 9749 4844 Hours: 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 Derek Butler Mob: 0411 027 480 Email: email@example.com Assistant Secretary Treasurer Geoff White Mob: 0431 675865 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday Selection Chairperson Kay Ravenscroft Mob: 0439 377 881 Home: 9749 2015 Email: email@example.com Saturday Selection Chairperson Robert Saker Mob: 0432 682 576 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tournament Chairperson Colin Ravenscroft Mob: 0437 983 113 Home: 9749 2015 Email: email@example.com Greens Director Gary Bottrell Mob: 0407 965 516 Assistant Greens Director Larry Downs Mob: 0403 016 405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Almoner David Letts Mob: 0414 568 469983 113 Home: 8742 2221 Email: email@example.com Social Media Officer Glenn Voysey Mob: 0427 012 059 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Press Officer Neil Hunter Mob: 0438 351 536 Home: 9369 3575 Email: email@example.com Bowls Vic Delegate Barry Watson Mob: 0408 556 631 Home: 9394 6708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bowls Vic Delegate Glenn Voysey Mob: 0427 012 059 Email: email@example.com
Barrie Lester Demo Day
We have been fortunate to secure Australia’s Number 1 ranked bowler to attend our club to conduct a coaching clinic and Aero Bowls demonstration. Wednesday 20th September @ 4:00PM Barrie will conduct a coaching session that gives a wonderful insight to bowls played at the highest level. Click here for Barrie Lester’s bio. More information can be found by downloading the flyer; Barrie Demo Hoppers Club
Applying Bowls Stickers
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Coaching Skills Session
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.
Saturday 7th October 2017
Saturday pennant results
Team 1 (14) defeated Yarraville/Footscray (4) 84-83
Team 2 (0) lost to Rosamond (18) 45-113
Team 3 (4) lost to Altona Sports (14) 72-90
Team 4 (3) lost to Williamstown (15) 66-89
Team 5 (2) lost to Palm Lakes (16) 65-89
Saturday pennant draw can be found here 2017-2018 BV Metro Saturday Pennant Draw
Round 1 results
Palm Lake (1) 14-74 defeated Hoppers (2) 2-49 Best Rink Len Woodfine, Trevor Jago, Janet Watson & Karen Shelton
Unavailable for Tuesday Pennant lists are now on the noticeboard within the club.
If your unable to out your name on the list please contact Kay Ravenscroft;
Mob: 0439 377 881
Tuesday pennant draw can be found at 2017-2018 BV Metro Midweek (Open) Pennant Draw.
THURSDAY 12th October 2017
WINNERS. I. Harvey, F. Mongey, R. Barwick, S. Mongey. 2 wins. Plus 4 shots
RUNNERS UP M. Aquilina, F. Caruso, T. Melvin. 1 win, 1 loss, plus 7 shots
3rd. F Edwards, K. Dutson, P. Timberlake, B. Jarvis. 1 win, 1 loss plus 5 shots
WEDNESDAY 27th September 2017
Winners – Neil Hunter, Neil Amey, Tony Bonnici, Harry Timberlake 2 wins 14 shots up
Runners Up – David Letts, Paul Van Andel, Robert Palma 2 wins 6 shots up
Best Single Game – Colin Ravenscroft, Rob Snowden, Rhonda Saker 8 shots up
Men’s and Ladies Championship pairs Men’s Championship Pairs draw can be found here MENS PAIRS DRAW.
Major Singles Champions
MENS LADIES 1990 K Reed B Montgomery 1991 B Keillor R Buntine 1992 D Bell B McNaughton 1993 W Stewart A Meadham 1994 J Strybosch M Pearce 1995 S Protheroe A Brown 1996 W Stewart J Stephenson 1997 R Healy M Hamilton 1998 D Hewitt D Tait 1999 D Chritchlow G Morris 2000 T Ross G Morris 2001 G Jose C Boyd 2002 J Robertson G Morris 2003 D Hewitt D Tobin 2004 D Hewitt G Dubczyk (Morris) 2005 D Young D Tobin 2006 W Stewart J Stephenson 2007 J Robertson J Hancock 2008 G Berry J Hancock 2009 J Cowan G Dubczyk 2010 B Weir J Hancock 2011 B Watson D Tobin 2012 F Dalton D Tobin 2013 D Hewitt D Tobin 2014 C Ravenscroft G Dubczyk 2015 A Wu D. Tobin 2016 G Gardiner G Dubczyk
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