Bowls South Australia president, Wayne Prosser, visited the Port Lincoln Bowls Club last week to oversee the new database training and to help bridge the gap between clubs and the sport’s governing body.
The database training was on a new system known as ‘Bowls Connect’ that the sport’s governing body implemented.
The organisation promises the new central system will mean less paperwork and easier competition registration for the 220 clubs and their 17,000 members around the state.
Prosser flew over from Adelaide for the day to oversee the new database training and to help put a face to the organisation.
“We spoke to our members and they said they wanted to express their concerns in order to have healthier discussions,” he said.
“So in addition to the training, I’m here today to try and achieve that.”
“The members here in Port Lincoln have let me know what they like and what they don’t with the new database and the sports organisation in general but these face-to-face meetings help me and the local clubs create a positive relationship.”
The sports new statewide professional Super League, the first of its kind in Australia, began last week and it is hoped it will attract future athletes and fans to lawn bowls.
“The members here in Port Lincoln have let me know what they like and what they don’t with the new database...Wayne Prosser
Prosser said the new South Australian Super League was already doing wonders for the sport.
“In our first round last Friday we had competitors of all ages competing in the new league.
“Our youngest competitor was around 12 years old.”
More than 400 spectators packed around the green at Orange Avenue in Adelaide.
Bowls SA also live streamed two of the games that night with over 8000 people tuning in to see the action.