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State and territory associations

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Membership growth and development


High performance and pathway events


2009 Australian Open


Commercial development and promotion


2009 Australian bowls squad photos and profiles


2008-09 honour roll (results)


Finance report


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Stakeholder relations, leadership and management CEO and President’s report


e would like to share with you our thoughts on the national operating environment and our performance over the past 12 months. It would be difficult to think of a 12 month period that would rival this one in terms of intensity, volatility and challenge. The last 12 months have also been very busy for us – navigating the current challenging environment.

2009 – 2012 strategic plan Following a substantial and wide consultation process with our stakeholders, A new game plan: 280,000 by 2012 was released in early 2009. The strategic plan has been prepared with a focus on Bowls Australia’s key stakeholders, while identifying and setting 10 performance targets across five strategic priority areas. The main target was identified as obtaining 280,000 participants by 2012, which may be seen as a lofty target but it is one that if all stakeholders work collaboratively we can achieve. A copy of the plan has been circulated to all key stakeholders, including every district and club in Australia.

2008–09 highlights • Launch of the whole-of-sport web initiative (including MyBowls); • Launch of Fit4Bowls; • Restructuring and relaunching of the National Coaching Committee and National Officiating Committee; • Federal Government Volunteers Grant - $215,000 provided for STA’s for volunteer coach training; • Establishment of the inter-state Australian Open qualifying events; • Successful staging of the 2009 Australian Open at the Shepparton and Mooroopna bowls clubs in regional Victoria; • Enhanced stakeholder consultation: o High performance review – ASC o Constitution review o Establishment of the High Performance Committee • Launch of online reporting for licensees; • Successful tender of the World Bowls 2012 Championships and 2011 Asia Pacific Championships; • Joint STA executive officers and development officers conference;


• Launch of the new assessor and presenter coach training program; • Preparation of a broadcast strategy.

Finance More detail is provided later in this report but we are pleased to report a surplus of $47,295 for the 2008-09 period. In tough economic times, this is a good result, but the BA board and management are very conscious of the need to invest back into the sport to drive increases in membership and participation in accordance with the new strategic plan. A highlight of this financial year has been our ability to attract federal government grants from a number of departments. Over $900,000 has been received from the Australian Sports Commission, Department of Health and Ageing and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

World Bowls BA continues to liaise closely with World Bowls to ensure the best interests of bowls in Australia are included in international matters. We have also attended a number of meetings with World Bowls representatives to discuss issues such as World Bowls 2012, the review of the laws of the sport, development, events and other marketing and promotional activities. Australia currently has input into World Bowls committees including the Laws and Constitution Committee (BA National Officiating Director Mark Cowan) and Development Committee (BA Development Manager Tony Sherwill). BA is appreciative of the assistance provided by World Bowls.

Key challenges Strategic plan – targets The key challenge for administrators at national, state, district and club level is to continue to align our strategies and approach to all aspects of the development of the sport. A cooperative and partnership approach will be important if we are to achieve the targets listed in the new strategic plan. A good example of cooperation is the recent agreement of all STA’s to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bowls Australia to collectively administer and develop the sport.

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Membership Our membership statistics are an important measure for our sport, not only from a financial perspective, but as an indicator on how successful we are in marketing and promoting the sport to prospective members and retaining existing members. Any decline in membership is disappointing and the recent decline in 2008-09 follows a steady drop in membership over the last 25 years (our membership is currently nearly 50% of what it was in 1983). Interestingly even with all the government funding programs available, full time staff members (at national, state and club level), 15 bowls development officers nationwide and various development programs, our membership continues to decline. As a sport, we can approach this issue in a number of ways. We can continue to do what we are doing and we would predict that we will continue to experience a slow but steady decline in membership based on current trends. Alternatively, collectively we could commit to a number of strategies, programs and campaigns to help re-invigorate the sport across the country. A greater commitment to invest back into the sport will be needed by all if we are to be successful. Membership is a very important asset for all our bowls organisations. From a pure revenue perspective, our attractiveness to potential sponsors, corporate partners and government departments, it is imperative that we seek to re-address the current trends and it must be a priority for the sport of bowls in Australia going forward.

High performance review The recent review of the national high performance program has identified 14 recommendations to further improve the performance of our national teams and staff to build programs throughout the STA’s that will feed into the national program. The implementation of many of these recommendations will help to continue the success achieved to date by our national team.

Sports for their support and for televising bowls on their respective networks. This coverage and profiling is very valuable to the sport. We wish to acknowledge the Darebin City Council and Victorian Government for their role in the successful upgrading of the greens at the Darebin International Sports Centre (DISC). BA is looking forward to returning to DISC to stage the Australian Open in 2011. The 2009 Australian Open was a wonderful success and we acknowledge and thank the Victorian Government, the City of Greater Shepparton Council for their support on this event and we look forward to a return to the Shepparton and Mooroopna bowls clubs in 2010. Thank you also to the host event clubs in 2008-09, who are listed later in this report.

Thanks We take this opportunity to thank the state and territory associations, including staff, boards and councils, for their significant contribution to bowls in Australia in 2008-09. To the Bowls Australia board, council and staff, thank you for your ongoing commitment and dedication to enhance and grow our sport. To conclude, we are excited about our stakeholder focussed strategies and the opportunities it brings to work collaboratively. We are well underway on our journey to achieve 280,000 by 2012 and we are passionate about achieving success. Thank you for your ongoing support. Neil Dalrymple Chief Executive Officer

Brian Marsland, OAM President

Partnerships We would like to acknowledge the considerable contribution and support from the Australian Sports Commission and Australian Commonwealth Games Association together with our commercial partners, who are listed later in this report. Thank you to our broadcast partners ABC and Fox


Bowls Australia board

• President of Bowls Australia since 2006

• Board Director of Bowls Australia since 2006

• Board Director of Bowls Australia since 2001

• Victorian Ladies Bowling Association (VLBA) President2003-2005

• Vice President of Bowls Australia2001-2002

• Victorian Ladies Bowling Association (VLBA) Vice-President1999-2003

• Chairman of state selectors in South Australia

• AWBC / Bowls Australia national selector- 2000–2003

• President of the Woodville High School Old Scholars Association

• Australian Womens Bowling Council Delegate- 1999-2001

• Patron Bowls Past Presidents Association of SA

• Darebin Sports Centre User Advisory Committee- 2003–2005

• Retired Secondary School Deputy Principal since 1993

Brian Marsland President

• Past President of the Royal South Australian Bowling Association1999-2001

Margaret Radford Bowling Director

• Level 1 umpire • Level 2 coach • Official historian/archivist for Bowls Australia since 2008

• Previous Metropolitan Vice President & Senior Vice President RSABA • President Alberton Bowling Club1989-1991 • Bowls Coordinator Australian Masters Games- 1999

Robert Webb - Bowling Director • Board Director of Bowls Australia since 2006

• Board Member S.A. Community Recreation Association- 1984-1997

• Robina Bowls Club President1990-1993

• Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)- 2002

• Gold Coast/Tweed Head Bowling Association President- 1995-1997

• Australian Sports Medal- 2000 • Life membership RSABA - 2001

• Royal QLD Bowls Association Senior Vice President- 2003-2004

• Life membership Alberton Bowling Club- 1994

• Vice President of Bowls Australia since 2006 • Board Director of Bowls Australia since 2002

• Royal QLD Bowls Association executive member- 1998-2003 • Bowls QLD Men’s Section President- 2004-2005

Robert Webb Bowling Director

• Australian Sports Medal- 2000

• Former President, Treasurer and Secretary of the NT Ladies Bowling Association • Treasurer of the Australian Women’s Bowls Council2001-2002

• Board Director of Bowls Australia since 2006

• Australian Women’s Bowls Council selector- 1994-2000

Barbara Klose Vice President

• A Director of Bowls NT- 2004-2006

• Past President and Chairman of Salisbury Bowling Club

• Life member NT Ladies Bowling Association

• Executive member RSABA and Bowls SA- 10 years

• Women’s World Bowls Organising Committee Secretary (Moama)2000

• National selector- 2003-2006

• Previous manager of many Australian representative teams both nationally and internationally

• Australian Sports Medal- 2000

• Coordinator of the lawn bowls segment for the Arafura Games 1996 & 1998 • Level 1 umpire • Australian Sports Medal- 2000


• SA state selector and team manager- 1996-2003

Geoff Nethercott Bowling Director

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• Board Director of Bowls Australia since 2007

• Independent Director of Bowls Australia board since 2007

• Board Chairman of Beresfield & Morpeth Bowling Clubs

• Member of parliament representing the seat of Goulburn in NSW since March 2007

• Board Director of Beresfield Bowling Club- 11 years

• Current Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Environment

• Zone 2 (Newcastle) Match Committee since 1993

Des Skinner Bowling Director

Geoff Provest Independent Director

• Shadow Minister for Women

• Past Vice President Zone 2 (Newcastle)- seven years

• Sydney 2000 Games Spokesperson for the Australian Government

• Past state councillor & board member Bowls NSW- seven years

• Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner

• Past member - NSW Premier League Controlling Body

• Former Age Discrimination Commissioner

• Australian Sports Medal- 2000

Pru Goward Independent Director

• Independent Director of Bowls Australia since 1996

• Independent Director of Bowls Australia board since 2006

• Former Merchandising Director of Bowls Australia for six years

• Member of Manly Bowling Club since 2006

• Federal Councillor for Tourism Australia- 1995-1997

• Grade 1 umpire

• Regional Chairman of Clean Up Australia for the past eight years

• Past chairman and current member of the RNSWBA Club Advisory Committee since 2004

• Chairman of the Acid Sulfate Soils of the Regional Committee for the past four years

• Past director and chairman of the North Manly Bowling & Recreation Club board- 2002-2005

• Chairman of the Regional Salvation Army - Red Shield Charity Appeal1996-2002

• Bachelor of Business Degree (Accounting)- 1991

• Chairman of the Far North East NSW Sustainable Regions Advisory Committee 2001-2003 • A Justice of the Peace (NSW) • Tweed Shire Council- Citizen of the Year– 2000 • Australian Sports Medal– 2000 • Australian Centenary Medal- 2003

Glenn Ashcroft Independent Director

• Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA)- 1993 • Six Sigma (Green Belt Consultant)2002 • Advanced Diploma in Insolvency (IEP)- 2004 • Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia- 2005 • Professional National Accountant (PNA)- 2007 • Insolvency Industry professional currently a Principal for deVries Tayeh Chartered Accountants (specialists in Insolvency, Turnaround Management & Forensics)- 2004-current • Held multi-national management roles in management accounting, treasury, sales & marketing, mergers & acquisitions and eBusiness & sourcing- 1987-2004 • Banking industry- 1978-1987 • Member of INSOL International - International Federation of Insolvency Professionals • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors • Committee member of the Sydney Professional Accountants Group


Bowls Australia council, committees and member associations Council Listing 2008-2009 Brian Marsland, OAM- President

CEO Performance and Remuneration Committee

Barbara Klose- Vice President

Geoff Nethercott- Convenor

Ken Dalgleish– President, Bowls ACT

Des Skinner

Margaret Harber- Vice President, Bowls ACT

Pru Goward

John Archer, OAM- President, RNSWBA Jewel Buchanan- President, NSWWBA

World Bowls 2012 representative

Brian Stewart- Chairman, Bowls Queensland

Geoff Nethercott

Cynthia Neeve- Deputy Chair, Bowls Queensland Bob Cooper- President, Bowls SA Ivy Kluske- Vice President, Bowls SA John Nelson- President, Bowls NT Pat Bennett- President, Bowls Tasmania Max Minns- Vice President, Bowls Tasmania Joan Adams- President, VLBA Graeme Hosken- President, RVBA Frank Lilley- President, Bowls WA

Chief Executive Officer Neil Dalrymple Events and Projects Manager Shaun Doyle High Performance Manager Kim Littlejohn

Roz Davey- Vice President, Bowls WA

Commercial Operations Manager Des Ryan

National Coaching Committee (NCC)

Operations Manager Meghan Albert

Geoff Campbell- National Coaching Director Cameron Curtis- National Coach Peter Hanlon- VIC Jacqueline Hineman- QLD Jan Palazzi- NT Tony Sherwill- Bowls Australia- Convenor

National Officiating Committee (NOC) Mark Cowan- National Officiating Director Peter Delaney- VIC Janice Thomas- NSW Terrie Crozier- NT Beth Young- SA

Development Manager Tony Sherwill Finance Manager Daryl Rogers High Performance Coordinator Penny Herbert Commercial Operations Coordinator Rachael Haynes Development Coordinator Tamara Mason Communications and Marketing Coordinator Richard Goodbody Administration Assistant Brianna Klinberg

Tony Sherwill- Bowls Australia - Convenor

Finance Officer Linda Moli


Events and Projects Officer Narelle Henderson

Cameron Curtis Jenny Harragon Rex Johnston

Audit and Risk Committee Barbara Klose- Convenor Glenn Ashcroft Robert Webb


Bowls Australia Staff:

national Coach Cameron Curtis NATIONAL TECHNICAL COORDINATOR Ian Schuback

State and territory association contact details

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Bowls ACT Canberra North BC Annex McCaughey Street O’Connor ACT 2601 Phone: 02 6249 8061 Fax: 02 6257 4229

NSW Women’s Bowling Association 7/309 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 Phone: 02 9267 7155 Fax: 02 9267 7254

Bowls NT GPO Box 728 Darwin NT 0801 Ph. (08) 8945-4800

Royal NSW Bowling Association PO Box A2186 Sydney South NSW 1235 Phone: 02 9283 4555 Fax: 02 9283 4252

Bowls QLD PO Box 476, Alderley QLD 4051 Phone: 07 3355 9988 Fax: 07 3855 0010

Bowls SA PO Box 59 Brooklyn Park SA 5032 Phone: 08 8234 7544 Fax: 08 8351 8220

Bowls TAS 114 Hobart Rd Kings Meadows TAS 7249 Phone: 03 6344 1174 Fax: 03 6344 7435

Victorian Ladies’ Bowling Association Ground Floor, 21 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122 Phone: 03 9819 1544 Fax: 03 9819 3966

Royal Victorian Bowls Association PO Box 6080 Hawthorn West VIC 3122 Phone: 03 9819 6177 Fax: 03 9819 5453

Bowls WA PO Box 123 Osborne Park WA 6917 Phone: 08 9242 1822 Fax: 08 9242 1866


Message from the Australian Sports Commission


he power of a successful sports system like Australia’s lies within the many cooperative partnerships and relationships between its system partners.

As our sports system has diversified and increased in complexity over the years, so too has the nature of these relationships. Now, as ever, a critical ingredient for our system’s continued success and sustainability is to ensure that we all remain on the same page—that our links between each other, our leading programs, our roles and relationships are clearly defined and understood by all. Sport operates in a dynamic, demanding and rapidly changing environment. The sources of change include advancing technologies, new structures and systems, products and services, people concerns and rising international competition and benchmarks. The Australian Government has flagged the need to address this change by reforming our sports system and has outlined its approach in the paper Australian Sport: Emerging Challenges, New Directions. The Government has also appointed an independent expert panel headed by lawyer David Crawford to investigate ways to ensure both high performance and community level sport is prepared for those challenges. The Australian Sports Commission has already taken steps to review and evaluate our strategic position and intent in active consultation with national sporting organisations and other stakeholders. These system improvements will provide a foundation for any changes emerging from the Government process. Already we have identified a number of priorities. These include: the need to better align our high performance sport efforts with our partners; to work more collaboratively with state departments of sport and recreation in strategic approaches to growing participation in sport; to re-communicate the value of sport to the Australian community; and to retain and develop our best coaches. Our efforts to act on these priorities are inherently intertwined with our partners. These partnerships represent a powerful tool in our ability to adapt to a changing environment, to share responsibilities, effectively communicate and continue to expand and strengthen sport. Our work together will ensure that the Australian sports system is progressive, robust and sustainable for decades to come. Matt Miller Chief Executive Officer Australian Sports Commission



The Australian Sports Commission proudly supports Bowls Australia The Australian Sports Commission is the Australian Government agency that develops, manages and invests in sport at all levels in Australia. Bowls Australia has worked closely with the Australian Sports Commission to develop bowls from community participation to high-level performance.


Bowls Australia is one of many national sporting organisations that has formed a winning partnership with the Australian Sports Commission to develop its sport in Australia.

Membership growth and development


State and territory development officers


If you would like the assistance of your development officer, contact your state and territory association or Bowls Australia.

he 2008-09 year proved to be both challenging and rewarding. Membership continues to decline at a disturbing rate, however, the plans in place to correct this trend are sound, pointing towards success in the near future. Achieving success will not be possible without the support of the Australian Sports Commission and Bowls Australia wishes to sincerely thank them for their support throughout the past financial year.

BA’s most time-consuming project at present has been the continued restructure of the coaching program, finally beginning to provide results. The higher levels are due for completion within the next 12 months with the introductory and club coach accreditations currently in progress.

Again we experienced a high turnover of state and territory development staff in the last 12 months. Bowls Australia will be focussing on joining forces with the STAs to ensure we are attempting to address the retention issues nationwide.

All the best for the coming year. May all your bowls be good bowls and your club have an open door to new participants and members alike.

Our recently established National Coaching Committee has provided a welcome boost to the progress of the new coaching accreditation structure. It’s imperative that we thank the National Coaching Director, Geoff Campbell, and the National Coaching Committee for their contribution.

Officiating The National Officiating Committee continues to assist, going from strength to strength in their capacity to assist the development of officiating nationwide. Particular thanks to the National Officiating Director Mark Cowan (and his committee) for their tireless support and guidance.

Programs The Women in Sport (WIS) initiative remains a priority for Bowls Australia in the coming years. We have been fortunate enough to gain further ASC funding to ensure this process is a success. The recently acquired funding will be chiefly directed towards ensuring our development staff nationwide have the necessary support to achieve success in their quest to grow membership and the capacity of our clubs. Our involvement with the ASC’s Sports CONNECT program continues to develop. Recent forums of each of our four partner organisations (AUSRAPID/ ABBA/DSA/AAWD) have sketched out the potential to extend the Australian Bowls Classic to include multiple disability events – a positive step for participation and assisting to build the profile of our sport.


2008-09 Bowls Australia membership statistics

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High performance and pathway events


he second four-year cycle of our high performance program commenced during the past financial year and looms as pivotal period for the sport of bowls. This cycle is only the second since the inception of the program and will culminate at the 2012 World Championships in Adelaide. During this period, our athletes will also get the opportunity to compete on the sub-continent for the first time in history when they take part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. Over the past 12 months, our national women’s team, ranked number one in the world, reaffirmed their standing with a comprehensive win over New Zealand in the annual Trans Tasman test series. The under-25 and under-18 teams also maintained their dominance over the Black Jacks with strong wins in their respective series. During this time, the national team also established a comprehensive training base in Malaysia, with the assistance of the Malaysian Sports Institute. National squad members travelled to Malaysia and took part in three staggered camps during the year to acclimatise to the surface and conditions for the 2009 Asia Pacific Championships that took place in August. Faced with a unique set of competition conditions for the Asia Pacific Championships and Delhi Commonwealth Games, with athletes confronting high temperatures and humidity at both tournaments, our sport science team has undertaken comprehensive research in areas of hydration and cooling to ensure we are able to cope with the climatic conditions. Bowls Australia’s sport science team has also established a joint research project with RMIT University. This project is focused on the development of next generation “cooling vests” that are designed to lower core body temperature in hot climates. This research will give our athletes access to leading edge “cool vests” that were used by a number of Australian athletes during the Beijing Olympics. In line with our strategic plan 2009-12, our high performance program is committed to the development of an elite coaching structure that supports and enhances the high performance program and athlete pathway. In keeping with this commitment the Australian Sports Commission agreed to undertake a review of our high performance program and pathway structures, which was completed in July, with 14 key recommendations identified to further improve the program.

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The Australian Sport Commission also worked extensively with Bowls Australia and Bowls South Australia to secure the first National Coaching Scholarship for lawn bowls. This scholarship was awarded to Bill Cornehls and will see him employed by the ASC in a high performance capacity with Bowls SA for a period of two years. During this two year period Bill will undertake extensive professional development along with tertiary studies at the University of Queensland.

Navigating through the grand prix circuit He came, he saw, he conquered. Having clinched the 2008 Australian Open, St Johns’ Leif Selby left his mark on the Bowls Australia grand prix circuit with victories at the Tyrrell’s Queensland Open and the Australian Indoor Championships to become the first man in history to secure a three-peat. While Selby’s dreams of a coveted grand slam were dashed at the Travelex NSW Open, there was no denying that his performances in 2008 were something to behold. Joining him in the winners’ circle was national teammates Brett Wilkie and Anthony Kiepe, as well as Capalaba young gun Brent Cheyne, each with their own unique story. In just his second grand prix, Cheyne captured the NSW Open title with a stirring come-from-behind victory over Kiepe, almost a year after dropping the Queensland Open final on debut.


While Kiepe was left to ponder what could have been, he extracted his revenge at the 2009 Australian Indoor Championships by defeating Victoria’s Todd Simmons in a cliffhanger, a day after surviving a similar affair in the semi-final to Wilkie. Despite the loss, Wilkie’s year was more than memorable in its own right, with the Helensvale ace completing a fairytale return to the game with victory at the Australian Open in Shepparton. Just months after providing a selfless bone marrow donation to an unknown recipient which left him with severe sciatic pain and restricted to a wheelchair, Wilkie saluted at the nation’s biggest tournament with a thrilling victory over Western Australian qualifier David Opie. On the women’s circuit, the return of teenage prodigy Kelsey Cottrell and the rise and rise of Karen Murphy were the main talking points. Having spent six months on the sidelines completing her final year of high school, Cottrell announced that she was back in a big way in February as she added the Australian Open crown to her growing list. Not to be outdone, Murphy, the consummate professional, provided a crash course in consistency as she claimed her third consecutive Australian Indoor crown, as well as the Queensland Open triples, the New Zealand Open pairs and the Australian Open pairs and triples. The only other player to get a look in on the circuit was Geelong’s Sam Shannahan.

Announcing herself as a star of the future, Shannahan claimed the NSW Open

with successive victories over Murphy and former World Champion Carmen Anderson to claim her maiden title.

2009 Australian Open For the first time since its inception, the 2009 Australian Open was staged in regional Victoria. The City of Greater Shepparton (COGS) was the host of Bowls Australia’s premier event in conjunction with two of its local clubs, namely Shepparton Park and Mooroopna. The support from COGS, in conjunction with the two clubs, ensured the event met the standards that players and the bowls community would expect from a tournament of this stature. With Shepparton located almost two hours from Melbourne Airport, it was always going to be a challenge for the event to assist players and spectators to the region. A number of marketing initiatives were employed to increase the participation and attendance to the event. With the support of COGS, these initiatives included a centralised transport and accommodation service that was available to all participants and spectators visiting the region. As a result, it has been estimated that the economic impact to the region was close to $2.2 million, with both clubs also experiencing a spike in membership and further financial support from the local government For the first time, BA expanded the opportunity for bowlers to be apart of this prestigious event, with the introduction of inter-state qualifying events. Every state and territory, except the Northern Territory, conducted qualifying events across all disciplines. This initiative was well supported by the players and state and territory associations with the largest number of players in the history of the Australian Open attempting to qualify for the event. To achieve this many clubs across Australia made themselves available for the qualifying rounds. BA appreciates the assistance these clubs have offered STAs in conducting qualifying events. Another first for 2009 was the introduction of the under18 competition into the Australian Open. The under-18 competition formed part of the ‘festival of bowls’ that includes the over-60s, the Australian Bowls Classic and the AERF mixed pairs. Unfortunately this year the AERF mixed pairs was excluded from the program but will return in 2010. BA would like to thank Focal Promotions for its continued support of this event. The Australian Bowls Classic was a small event this year with only two states competing. Currently the event only includes intellectually disabled athletes,


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but the planned expansion will include all disability groups associated with BA moving forward. AUSRAPID must be recognised for the continued work it does in coordinating the Australian Bowls Classic and of its support of the Australian Open. As is the case each year, the Australian Open requires a large number of volunteers and technical officials. The support from the local clubs from the Shepparton region was overwhelming with one of the largest volunteer pools that has been associated with the event. Bowls Australia would like to thank all the volunteers and technical officials for their tireless work and positive attitudes that made the face of the event for players and spectators. Special thanks must be given to Harvie Hele, Val Savage and George Vayonitis for coordinating the volunteers, to Bill Sheedy who managed the technical officials and Geoff Nethercott for his efforts as the Open’s Tournament Director. Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) must also be thanked for their ongoing financial support of the Australian Open, along with all other associated sponsors that provide support either financially and/or ‘in-kind’. Bowls Australia looks forward to another successful year in Shepparton before returning to Darebin in 2011.



Commercial development and promotions


owls Australia continued to raise the bar in 2008-09 with a commitment to developing strong commercial partnerships to underpin the development of the sport at a national level. At the forefront of our commercial portfolio is the partnership with the Australian Sports Commission whose integral partnership supports both the world leading high performance program and the Bowls Australia development initiatives such as Sports CONNECT and the Women in Sport program. Bowls in Australia enjoyed comprehensive support on both free-to-air and pay-to-view TV in 2008-09. With over 40 hours of programs broadcast on ABC and 77 hours on pay-to-view Fox Spots, Bowls Australia’s TV coverage has an accumulative audience of over 11 million people per annum. The continued development of our TV product to attract further commercial investment and drive participation in the sport is paramount to the Bowls Australia strategic plan beyond 2009. The Victorian Goverment’s support of the Australian Open ensured the ongoing growth and success of the nation’s premier event. With the event held in one of regional Victoria’s strongest bowls footholds, Shepparton, in 2009, the Victorian Government’s support remains strong and we thank them for their commitment to making the event a successful one. The South Australian Government’s, Events SA, is the major sponsor for the 2012 World Championships. With the 2012 World Championship launched in December, Events SA and Bowls Australia, under the directorship World Bowls 2012 Ltd, are working closely to ensure the success of the event in three years time. Taylor Bowls continued its successful involvement with Bowls Australia as the preferred provider for lawn bowls. Taylor Bowls have long been regarded as the preferred bowls manufacturer used by the world’s elite, however, Taylor’s commitment to grass roots development in Australia via Get on the Green, our national participation program, sees its marquee products playing a role in the development of the sport in Australia. On the strength of Taylor Bowls’ success in Australia, Taylor Bowls has also invested in the National Merchandise Program as a licensed manufacturer. We thank Events Corp WA for its support of the

2009 Perth International. As the naming rights partner, The Events Corp WA Perth International was our premium international television event in 2009 comprising teams from Australia, Malaysia, England and Scotland competing at Perth’s Mosman Park Bowling Club. Featuring on free-to-air ABC TV and pay-to-view Fox Sports, the Perth International also screened internationally on BSkyB in the UK. Kombat apparel again proved itself to be the choice of clubs for all team apparel needs. As the preferred provider of team wear for the Australian squad, Kombat’s commitment to quality and attention to detail in delivering state-of-the-art performance apparel ensures the team looks great when they take the green. Kombat’s support of Bowls Australia extends to our army of volunteers, who receive event merchandise at every event. In addition our professional band of technical officials, who umpire and mark at all Bowls Australia events, also receive Kombat event merchandise, as well as professionally manufactured technical official apparel. The introduction of the SportingPulse suite of online tools has provided state associations with an unprecedented IT solution to help promote, administer and manage the sport. Launched in August, the sport of bowls now has an online shopfront equal to any of the country’s major commercial sports. With over 25 million hits to the Bowls Australia site alone, eight of the 10 state and territory associations now enjoy the professional SportingPulse smarter websites, with STA zones and clubs also benefiting from the syndicated service. TigerTurf has again been a great contributor to the sport as the preferred provider and installer of synthetic surfaces to Bowls Australia. Bowls Australia and TigerTurf continue to work on the development of benchmark standards for synthetic surfaces in Australia to assist clubs with the right information

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when it come to making one of their biggest financial investments. Great Southern Railway provided Bowls Australia with valued support at all events in 2008-09. In addition to the support afforded to Bowls Australia, Great Southern Railway has worked closely with a number of our state associations, supporting them with fundraising activities. The Australian Education Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF) again partnered Bowls Australia in delivering the AER Foundation Mixed Pairs Challenge, with more than 3500 participants from across the nation taking part before the national finals were staged at Club Helensvale in May. 2XU continued as the preferred provider of compression products to the Australian team in 2008-09. 2XU is regarded as the premium product in the sports compression garment market and are an integral part of the high performance team. Bowls Australia would like to acknowledge the important contribution of our community program partners including the Department of Health and Ageing, Telstra Connected Seniors and the Volunteers Grant Program. The Fit4Bowls program is an initiative supported by the Department of Health and Ageing and aims to assist the ongoing health and wellbeing of bowlers to ensure

healthy and happy days on the green. Underpinning the program is the Fit4Bowls website, which offers a free online wellbeing service to all bowlers. Comprising of thousands of registered participants, the program has developed to include a growing list of enthusiastic club based Fit4Bowls ambassadors, who ensure their club implements Fit4Bowls initiatives to benefit their members’ health and wellbeing. Bowls Australia would also like to acknowledge the Telstra Connected Seniors program which saw grant funds applied for the implementation of training programs focussing on up-skilling bowlers in internet and mobile phone technology. The Volunteers Grant Program under the Department of Families, Housing and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs provided funds for the nationwide implementation of Bowls Australia’s competency based coaching accreditation system.

Official Partnership Designations Australian Sports Commission - Principle partner of Bowls Australia Taylor Bowls - Premier partner & preferred lawn bowls provider Events Corp WA - Perth International


Kombat - Preferred apparel provider TigerTurf - Preferred provider of synthetic surfaces

Shepparton Show Me Greater Shepparton City Council Telstra Shop Shepparton

SportingPulse - Website and competition and membership management provider

Broadcast Partners

Premier Partners

British Sky Broadcasting - BSkyB

Victorian Government

Host Clubs

Great Southern Railway

Taren Point Bowling Club - NSW Open

Telstra Connected Seniors

Major Sponsors South Australian Government – Events SA

Sponsors AER Foundation – AERF Mixed Pairs Challenge

ABC Premier Media Group – Fox Sports

Mosman Park Bowling Club - Perth International Hendra Nundah Bowls Club - Trans Tasman

2XU – Compression Garments

Halekulani Bowling Club - Australian Junior Championships

Grand Prix Events Support Partners

Cleveland Bowling Club - QLD Open

NSW Open

Tweed Heads Bowling Club - Australian Indoor Championships

Travelex Victoria Bitter Qld Open Tyrrell’s Wines Bank of Queensland


Australian Open

Tuggeranong Valley Bowling Club Weston Creek Bowling Club - Australian Sides Championships Shepparton Park Bowls Club Mooroopna Bowls Club - Australian Open

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National Merchandising Program The National Merchandising Program continues to achieve its objective of providing a national identify for the sport and sustainable revenue source to support state and territory development programs. The distribution of NMP funds to state and territory associations continues in its core focus of developing the sport at grassroots level through supporting the employment of development staff and programs in each STA. The performance of licensed manufacturers across the 08-09 financial year was buoyed by the development and strengthening of product ranges and diversity within the NMP. The acquisition of a new license and proactive use of distribution channels by current licensees continued to evolve and is an important process of ensuring NMP licensed product remains easily accessible to all stakeholders. NMP licensed manufacturers continue to play an important role in ensuring they remain proactive in their product development and marketing of their brand to assist in promoting the NMP and stimulating the market. The continued development of relaxed dress regulations in conjunction with STA’s and the implementation of casual apparel ranges by NMP licensed manufacturers, is gradually becoming more reflective on the green with more participants electing to adopt a relaxed approach.

events circuit with participants embracing casual apparel as part of their “on- green” attire. The adoption of casual apparel in dress regulations has enabled a more encompassing approach, with licensed apparel appealing to a wider demographic and offering all participants a flexible and fresh alternative. Given the effect the economic climate had on global manufacturing and with consumer confidence rebuilding, the challenge presents itself of how BA and its stakeholders can continue to positively grow the NMP to meet new strategic objectives. In line with BA’s recently released 2009-2012 strategic plan, BA will continue to work with NMP stakeholders to enhance and grow revenue streams, with the overarching goal to exceed $600,000 worth of annual distributions to STA’s by 2012. Reaching this goal will involve a concerted approach from all stakeholders BA has commenced its review cycle of the current BA Logo Policy; which involves an extensive process of gathering feedback from all NMP stakeholders to ensure the policy remains flexible and allows for a wide product range to be developed and worn on the green during pennant level and above competitions. BA is committed to continuing its work in collaboration with all NMP stakeholders on new and current initiatives to ensure the program evolves, remains sustainable, and continues to generate a revenue stream to support the development of bowls nationally.

This was evident throughout the 08-09 Bowls Australia


2009 Australian bowls squad photos and profiles Lynsey Armitage

Claire Duke

Club: Club Helensvale, Queensland Date of birth: Dec 6, 1983

Club: St Johns Park BC, NSW Date of birth: Jul 25, 1983

First represented Australia: 2003 Representative number: 62

First represented Australia: 2005 Representative number: 66

Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Trans Tasman

Represented Australia 2008-09 2008 Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships 2009 Trans Tasman

Gerard Beath

Anne Johns

Club: Cowra BC, NSW Date of birth: Jun 30, 1976

Club: St Johns Park BC, NSW Date of birth: May 16, 1980

First represented Australia: Yet to debut

First represented Australia: 2008 Representative number: 73 Represented Australia 2008-09 2008 Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships

Mark Berghofer

Mark Jacobsen

Club: St Johns Park BC, NSW Date of birth: Jan 21, 1985

Club: Moonee Ponds BC, Victoria Date of birth: Jun 4, 1968

First represented Australia: 2009 Representative number: 129

First represented Australia: 1998 Representative number: 106

Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Trans Tasman

Kelsey Cottrell

Julie Keegan

Club: South Tweed Sports, Queensland Date of birth: May 31, 1990

Club: Coolum Beach BC, Queensland Date of birth: Jul 11, 1964

First represented Australia: 2005 Representative number: 68

First represented Australia: 2007 Representative number: 71

Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Perth International

Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Trans Tasman

Michael Cronin

Anthony Kiepe

Club: East Cessnock BC, NSW Date of birth: Nov 23, 1977

Club: Club Helensvale, Queensland Date of birth: Oct 14, 1977

First represented Australia: Yet to debut

First represented Australia: 2007 Representative number: 126 Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Trans Tasman


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Penny Landherr

Samantha Shannahan

Club: Kensington-Marryatville BC, South Australia Date of birth: Mar 1, 1962

Club: St Johns Park BC, NSW Date of birth: May 15, 1989

First represented Australia: Yet to debut

First represented Australia: 2008 Representative number: 74 Represented Australia 2008-09 2008 Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships

Karen Murphy

Robbie Thompson

Club: Cabramatta BC, NSW Date of birth: Dec 18, 1974

Club: Coolum Beach BC, Queensland Date of birth: Sep 29, 1981

First represented Australia: 1997 Representative number: 56

First represented Australia: 2008 Representative number: 128

Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Perth International 2009 Trans Tasman

Represented Australia 2008-09 2008 Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships 2009 Perth International 2009 Trans Tasman

Sharyn Renshaw

Wayne Turley

Club: St Johns Park BC, NSW Date of birth: July 22, 1961

Club: Taren Point BC, NSW Date of birth: Nov 2, 1972

First represented Australia: 2007 Representative number: 72

First represented Australia: 2005 Representative number: 121

Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Trans Tasman

Lee Schraner

Brett Wilkie

Club: Brighton BC, Victoria Date of birth: Jan 31, 1982

Club: Club Helensvale, Queensland Date of birth: Jun 7, 1974

First represented Australia: Yet to debut

First represented Australia: 2009 Representative number: 130 Represented Australia 2008-09 2009 Trans Tasman

Leif Selby

Kelli Wray

Club: St Johns Park BC, NSW Date of birth: Jul 26, 1972

Club: Club Merrylands, NSW Date of birth: Sep 10, 1988

First represented Australia: 2007 Representative number: 125

First represented Australia: Yet to debut

Represented Australia 2008-09 2008 Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships 2009 Perth International 2009 Trans Tasman


Results BOWLS AUSTRALIA GRAND PRIXS 2008 Tyrrell’s Queensland Open – Cleveland BC (QLD) Singles: Triples:

Leif Selby (NSW), Claire Duke (NSW) Anthony Kiepe (QLD), Nathan Rice (QLD) and Leif Selby (NSW), Mel Macaulay, Sharyn Renshaw and Karen Murphy (NSW)

2008 Australian Indoor Championship – Tweed Heads BC (QLD) Singles:

Leif Selby (NSW), Karen Murphy (NSW)

2008 Travelex NSW Open- Taren Point BC (NSW) Singles: Pairs: Fours:

Brent Cheyne (QLD), Sam Shannahan (VIC) Spencer Puttick and Brad Whiteman (NSW), Julie Keegan and Lynsey Armitage (QLD) Michael Cronin, Jason Stokes, Gerard Beath and David Holt (NSW), Margaret Smith, Kay Moran, Corinne Crouche (NSW) and Therese Hastings (WA)

2008 New Zealand Open- Auckland BC (NZ) Singles: Pairs: Triples:

Matt Gallop (NZ), Jo Edwards (NZ) Robbie Thompson (QLD) and Mark Jacobsen (VIC), Kay Moran and Karen Murphy (NSW) Lance Pascoe, Gary Watson and Shane Sincock (NZ), Elaine McClintock, Patsy Jorgensen and Raewyn Willis (NZ)

2009 Australian Open- Shepparton Park & Mooroopna BC (VIC) Singles: Pairs: Triples: Over-60s: Under-18s:

Brett Wilkie (QLD), Kelsey Cottrell (QLD) Ian McMah and Mark Casey (QLD), Lynsey Armitage (QLD) and Karen Murphy (NSW) Mark Berghofer (NSW), Robbie Thompson (QLD) and Mark Jacobsen (VIC), Kay Moran, Anne Johns and Karen Murphy (NSW) Walter Jacobs, Bobby Reynolds (NSW) and Neil Burkett (RSA), Edie West, Judith Jarvis and Lynne Brown (VIC) Dean McWhinney (QLD), Lisa Phillips (VIC)

2009 Australian Indoor Championships- Tweed Heads BC (QLD) Singles:

Anthony Kiepe (QLD), Karen Murphy (NSW)

Annual national events 2008 Australian Junior Championships- Halekulani BC (NSW) Singles: Cameron Tunstall (WA), Carly Griffiths (QLD) Pairs: Ben McArthur and Dylan Fisher (VIC), Suzana Stojcevska and Natasha Van Eldik (NSW) Triples: Sam Pryor, Kyle Johannes and Matthew McIntyre (NSW), Breeanna Dickson, Prue Gonnan and Laini Murray (SA) Fours: Andrew Szalkowski, Jay Cross, Mitchell Percy and Sam White (QLD), Jaime-Lee Gale, Kelli Rogalski, Kristina Krstic and Sheynade Heldt (WA) Boys’ title: Queensland Girls’ title: Western Australia Overall title: Queensland

2009 Australian Sides Championships- Tuggeranong & Weston Creek BC (ACT) Best performed rink: Kelvin Kerkow (QLD), Carmen Anderson (QLD) Alley Shield: Queensland Final results: QLD (14 points, +24 rinks), 2. VIC (11 points, +17.5 rinks), 3. NSW (10 points, +17 rinks), 4. WA (6 points, +13.5 rinks), 5. ACT (6 points, +12.5 rinks), 6. TAS (5 points, +10 rinks), 7. SA (4 points, +10.5 rinks), 8. NT (0 points, +7 rinks).


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Marj Morris Trophy: Queensland Final results: 1. QLD (14 points, +17.5 rinks), 2. WA (10 points, +11.5 rinks) 3. NSW (8 points, +12.5 rinks), 4. VIC (8 points, +10.5 rinks), 5. ACT (6 points, +10 rinks), 6. TAS (6 points, +7.5 rinks), 7. SA (2 points, +9 rinks), 8. NT (2 points, +5.5 rinks). Overall title: Queensland

2009 AERF Mixed Pairs- Club Helensvale (QLD) Champions: Jackie Gardiner and Michael Dunt (SA) Runners-up: Ruby Shepard and David McLean (TAS)

International competitions 2008 Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships- Bayuemas Indoor BC (MAL) Australian representatives: Barrie Lester (VIC), Robbie Thompson (QLD) and Leif Selby (NSW), Anne Johns (NSW), Sam Shannahan (VIC) and Claire Duke (NSW) Mixed triples champions: Mohd Amir Mohd Yusof, Zulhilmie Redzuan and Maisarah Aminludin (MAL) Mixed triples runners-up: Anne Johns (NSW), Robbie Thompson (QLD) and Leif Selby (NSW)

2008 World Champion of Champions- Aberdeen BC (Scotland) Champion: Leif Selby (NSW), Kathy Pearce (WAL)

2009 Perth International- Mosman Park BC (WA) Australian representatives: Kelsey Cottrell (QLD), Karen Murphy (NSW), Robbie Thompson (QLD) and Leif Selby (NSW) Final results:1. Australia (13-5), 2. Scotland (12-6), 3. England (6-12), 4. Malaysia (5-13)

2009 Trans Tasman- Hendra Nundah BC (QLD) Australian representatives: Mark Berghofer (NSW), Anthony Kiepe (QLD), Robbie Thompson (QLD), Leif Selby (NSW) and Brett Wilkie (QLD), Lynsey Armitage (QLD), Claire Duke (NSW), Julie Keegan (QLD), Karen Murphy (NSW) and Sharyn Renshaw (NSW) Men’s title: New Zealand won 3-0 and claim Trans Tasman Trophy. Women’s title: Australia won 3-0 and retain Trans Tasman Trophy. Overall title: New Zealand won 3-3 on a count back and claim the overall Trans Tasman Trophy Australian under-25 representatives: Sean Baker (QLD), Brent Cheyne (QLD), David Ferguson (NSW), Carl Healey (NSW) and Matt Miles (NSW), Lisa Mitchell (NSW), Rebecca Quail (TAS), Sam Shannahan (VIC), Morgan Solman (NSW) and Kelli Wray (NSW). Men’s title: Australia won 2-1 and retain Trans Tasman Trophy. Women’s title: Australia won 1.5-1.5 on a count back and retain Trans Tasman Trophy. Australian under-18 representatives: Dylan Fisher (VIC) and Shane Murton (ACT), Mel Solly (WA) and Natasha Van Eldik (NSW) Overall title: Australia won 3-0 and retain Trans Tasman Trophy.

2009 World Cup- Warilla BC (NSW) Champion: Leif Selby (NSW), Jo Edwards (NZ) Runners-up: Safuan Said (MAL), Karen Murphy (NSW) Under-25 champion: Craig England (SCO), Genevieve Baildon (NZ) Under-25 runners-up: Shannon McIlroy (NZ), Sam Shannahan (VIC)


Financial Report


he operating result for the 2008-09 year was a profit of $47,295 compared with the small deficit of the previous year.

In general terms, the 2008-09 year was a challenging one to manage financially. We continued to increase expenditure in the important strategic areas of game development and television using the finance provided by the increase in capitation fee and the access to additional government grant monies for the high performance program. The continuing fall off in sponsorship revenue as a consequence of the economic recession was able to be offset by further success with containing event management costs and making further economies in the governance and administration areas.

REVENUE Overall revenue increased by $387,000 during the year to be $4.2mill. The major source of funding continues to be derived from the capitation fee. Additional funds did result from the 70 cents per annum increase in capitation fee. However, this was reduced significantly by an accelerated decline of 3.1% in the club membership numbers as defined for capitation fee purposes. (2007-08 - 1.55%). Success with receiving additional grant monies (Australian Sport Commission, Australian Commonwealth Games Association, various Victorian Government and Australian Government departments), has enabled us to continue to increase spending in the strategically important areas of game development projects and achieving national team success.


regulations and buy their clothing from “authorised” licensees and suppliers. Effective investment in government backed cash securities has seen an increase in interest income for the year.

EXPENDITURE Overall expenditure has been increased by $304,000 to be $4.15mill. for the year. It is noteworthy that during the year, we have spent $950,000 as part of the strategic initiatives announced in the Bowls Australia strategic plan 2009-12, “A New Game Plan”, relating to game development. This was 22% more than 2007-08 and was directed towards various initiatives relating to coaching, officiating, Women In Sport, juniors, healthy aging and volunteer training. Included was $405,000 derived from the NMP, which was paid to STAs to assist with the employment of development officers and game development programs. With grant funding, we have spent near $700,000 on high performance and national team development programs. This has seen the national team and its members achieve considerable success in international and national competitions, which further enhances the reputation of Australian lawn bowls.

However sponsorship and television rights revenue continued to decline as a consequence of the economic recession.

Bowls Australia has managed or assisted in running 12 domestic and international events throughout Australia during the year. It is usual for these events to be run at a loss, so our event management staff take every opportunity to minimise and where possible reduce costs without affecting adversely the quality or promotion of the event. In particular, the successful 2009 Australian Open held in Shepparton and Mooroopna in regional Victoria was widely supported by the local community, which helped minimise the financial cost to Bowls Australia.

Funds derived from the National Merchandising Program have also continued to decrease from the peak of a few years ago. As these funds go directly back into game development programs arranged by the state and territory associations, it is vital that all bowlers support the NMP, comply with dress

The cost of governance and administration has continued to be contained and where possible reduced during the year. However increases have occurred with audit fees (reflecting higher professional costs) and doubtful debts (as a result of a prior year TV sponsorship transaction).

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BALANCE SHEET and CASH RESOURCES. The balance sheet continues to be strong with 74% ($ 1.6mill) of total assets invested in cash and term deposits with Australian banks.

Accumulated Funds remain unchanged at around $1.1 million. This reflects an ongoing financial strategy to ensure that members’ funds are firstly protected in value, and secondly are readily available to be spent for the strategic development of the game in accordance with the direction of the board.

During the year significant effort has been made to Daryl Rogers collect receivables promptly so as to maximise the Finance Manager investments on interest bearing Income deposits and minimise - Year Ended 30th June, 2009 the opportunity for bad debts.

Income - Year Ended 30th June, 2009

Income - Year Ended 30th June, 2009

Merchandising 11% Sponsorship 10%

Capitation Fees 42%

Merchandising 11%

Interest 1% Sponsorship Other 10% 6%

Capitation Fees 42%

TV Income 4% Interest 1% Other 6%

Saleable Items TV Income 4% Operating Grants 26%

Saleable Items Operating Grants 26%

Expenditure - Year Ended 30th June, 2009

Expenditure Year Ended 30th June, Expenditure - -Year Ended 30th June, 20092009 Administration 16%

World Bowls Affiliation 4% Administration 16%

National Bowls Events 27%

National Bowls Events 27%

World Bowls Affiliation 4%

High Performance 17%

Development 25%

Development 25%

Television Production 9%

Governance 2% High Performance 17%

Governance 2% Television Production 9%


BOWLS AUSTRALIA Incorporated. Financial Report for the Year Ended 30 June 2009 DIRECTORS’ REPORT The members of the committee of management (hereinafter referred to as the directors and board of directors) submit the financial report of Bowls Australia Inc. for the year ended 30 June 2009

Board of Directors The names of directors who served throughout the year and at the date of this report are:

Brian Marsland (President)

Barbara Klose (Vice President)

Glenn Ashcroft

Pru Goward

Geoff Nethercott

Geoff Provest

Margaret Radford

Des Skinner

Robert Webb

Directors Remuneration No Director received any remuneration for their services as a Director of Bowls Australia Inc.

Principal Activities The principal activities of the Bowls Australia Inc. during the financial year were to provide leadership and facilitate growth, development and success of the sport and business of bowls in Australia in accordance with the objectives of the association.

Significant Changes There were no significant changes in the nature of the association’s activities during the year.

Operating Result The Operating Profit from the activities for the 12 months ending 30 June 2009 was $47,295. (2008:Deficit $35,656) Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board.

............................................. Brian Marsland (President).............................................Barbara Klose (Vice President)

25th august Dated this ……………………………. day of ……………………………. 2009.


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BOWLS AUSTRALIA Incorporated. Income Statement for the Year Ended 30 June 2009




$ REVENUE Membership Capitation Fees 1,684,779 Operating Grants and Sponsorships 1,425,438 Television Rights 141,092 National Merchandising Program & Sundry Items 636,291 Interest Received 49,677 Other Income 256,842

$ 1,538,064 1,344,011 148,409 635,073 37,323 104,180




EXPENDITURE Game Development Expenditures 950,474 High Performance / Event Training Programs 692,329 National Event Expenditures 1,065,508 Television Production Costs 346,901 Materials Consumed – Merchandising / Saleable Items 220,981 Administration Expenses 2 525,200 Governance – Council, Board & Committees 94,358 International Affiliation Expenditure – World Bowls 147,752 Depreciation 42,708 Bad & Doubtful Debts 47,524 Audit Fees 13,089

781,394 558,454 902,221 283,940 237,981 685,527 156,920 159,308 41,254 26,217 9,500






(35,656) 1,116,988


BOWLS AUSTRALIA Incorporated. Balance Sheet as at 30 June 2009




$ $ CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents 1,620,512 674,661 Inventories - at cost 22,934 49,564 Trade and other receivables 3 397,357 949,482 Prepayments 104,700 75,414 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 2,145,503 1,749,121 NON-CURRENT ASSETS Office Furniture and Equipment 4 49,024 81,481 TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS 49,024 81,481 TOTAL ASSETS 2,194,527 1,830,602 CURRENT LIABILITIES Trade and other payables 756,810 431,439 Deferred income 273,055 282,317 Provision for employee entitlements 36,035 35,514 TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 1,065,900 749,270 TOTAL LIABILITIES 1,065,900 749,270 NET ASSETS 1,128,627 1,081,332 ACCUMULATED FUNDS Retained profits 1,128,627 1,081,332 TOTAL ACCUMULATED FUNDS

Statement of Cash Flows For the year ended 30 June 2009






$ Cash flow from operating activities: Payments (3,735,329) Receipts 4,691,431 Net Cash provided from operating activities 7 (b) 956,102 Cash flow from investing activities: Payments for purchase of equipment (10,251) Proceeds from disposal of assets 0 Net Cash provided from investing activities (10,251) Cash Flow from financing activities: Net increase / (decrease) in cash held 945,851 Cash at beginning of financial year 674,661 Cash at the end of the financial year



$ (3,900,859) 3,780,623 (120,236)

(25,634) 5,801 (19,833)

(140,069) 814,730 674,661

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BOWLS AUSTRALIA Incorporated. NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES This financial report is a special purpose financial report prepared in order to satisfy the financial reporting requirements of the Associations Incorporations Act (Vic). The board has determined that the association is not a reporting entity. The financial report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Incorporations Act (Vic) and the following Australian Accounting Standards:



AASB 110

Events after the Balance Sheet Date

AASB 117


No other applicable Australian Accounting Standards, Australian Accounting Interpretations or other authoritive pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board have been applied. The financial report has been prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historic costs and does not take into account changing money values or, except where specifically stated, current valuations of non-current assets. The following material accounting policies, which are consistent with the previous period unless otherwise stated, have been adopted in the preparation of this financial report.

a. Income Tax

The Association is exempt from Income Tax under Section 50-45 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

b. Fixed Assets

Office furniture & equipment is carried at cost less, where applicable, any accumulated depreciation.

The depreciable amount of all fixed assets are depreciated over the useful lives of the assets to the Association commencing from the time the asset is held ready for use.

c. Leases

Leases of fixed assets where substantially all the risk and benefits incidental to the ownership of the asset, but not the legal ownership are transferred to the Association, are classified as finance leases.

Lease payments for operating leases, where substantially all the risks and benefits remain with the lessor, are charged as expenses in the periods in which they are incurred.

d. Inventories

Inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value

e. Employee Entitlements

The amounts expected to be paid in respect of employees’ pro-rata entitlement to annual leave and long service leave are accrued annually at current remuneration rates.

f. Income Recognition

Where applicable, Income from sponsorships, grants and television rights have been recognized in the financial statements in the period of time the event is conducted.

Costs incurred for events to be conducted in future financial periods have also been deferred for recognition in the related financial period.

g. Capitation Fees

Capitation fee income included in these financial statements include both men’s and women’s fees received or applicable to the reported period.


BOWLS AUSTRALIA Incorporated. NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 30 JUNE 2009 NOTE 2: ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES Administration Occupancy Costs Administration Employee Expenses

2009 $ 232,930 292,270

2008 $ 210,290 475,237

Total Administration Expenses



NOTE 3: TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES Sundry Debtors Less Provision for Doubtful Debts

2009 $ 432,033 (73,741)

2008 $ 783,446 (26,217)

Other Receivables

358,292 39,065

757,229 192,253



NOTE 4: OFFICE FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT Office Furniture & Equipment – at cost (Opening) Plus Additions Less Disposals

2009 $ 257,447 10,251 0

2008 $ 243,927 25,634 (12,114)

Office Equipment & Furniture – at cost (Closing)



Accumulated Depreciation – (Opening) Plus Depreciation for financial period Less Disposals

175,966 42,708 0

146,826 41,254 (12,114)

Accumulated Depreciation – (Closing)





Net Carrying Amount

Note 5: Related Company Transaction Bowls Australia Inc. is the sole member of a related company registered as World Bowls 2012 Ltd on 14 March 2008. World Bowls 2012 Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and was established with the prime objective to conduct, encourage, promote, control and administer the World Bowls Championship event to be held in Australia in 2012. Bowls Australia has no equity investment in World Bowls 2012 Ltd. The assets and liabilities of World Bowls 2012 Ltd have therefore not been included in the financial statements of Bowls Australia Inc. Bowls Australia Inc. does provide administration services to World Bowls 2012 Ltd for which a fee is charged at a commercial rate. Note 6: Leasing Commitments Bowls Australia Inc, has no leasing commitments.


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a. “Cash” includes Cash at Bank, Cash Management Account and Short Term Deposits.

b. Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided from Operating Activities to Operating Surplus for Year is as follows: 2009 $

2008 $

Surplus / (Deficit) For The Financial Year










(Increase) decrease in sundry debtors & prepayments



Increase in creditors & accruals



Increase in employee provisions



Increase (decrease) in provision for doubtful debts



Increase (decrease) in deferred income





Profit on disposal of fixed assets (Increase) in inventories

Net Cash provided in operating activities


BOWLS AUSTRALIA Incorporated. STATEMENT BY DIRECTORS The Board has determined that the Association is not a reporting entity and that this special financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies as outlined in Note 1 to the financial statements. In the opinion of the Board the financial reports as set out in Pages 2 to 7: 1 Presents as true and fair view of the financial position of Bowls Australia Inc. as at 30 June 2009 and its performance for the year ended on that date.


At the date of this statement, there are reasonable grounds to believe that Bowls Australia will be able to pay its debts as and when they fall due.

This Statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board and is signed for and on behalf of the Board by: President .............................................................................................................................................................................. Brian Marsland

Vice President ....................................................................................................................................................................... Barbara Klose

25th august Dated this ……………………………. day of ……………………………. 2009.


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