Under 18 – Development Program

U18 State Championships Sunbury 2024

Jack Le-Rodda was incredible at the U 18 State Championships.

Welcome to our latest Squad Member

Izzie Cotton who has shown early signs of being a gun bowler!

Welcome – 3 New Squad Members

10 yo Elka, 10 yo Tyler and 11 yo Olivia



Pennant Call Up

Today 11 yo, Jade Dalton part of the Club’s U18 Squad represented Point Lonsdale in round 3 of the current Pennant Season. Jade, grand daughter of Dennis who also plays for the Club could not have been more proud playing with his grand daughter. Jade is an up and coming athlete who will become an elite and outstanding bowler within the region in the very near future.

Jack Le Rodda 14, made his debut for Point Lonsdale this weekend and a milestone for the Club as this was the first time a junior / u18 has ever played Pennant. Jack will become a gun and has a big future!

2023 Inaugural U18 Presentation Evening

Bowler of the Year – Henrietta Exner receiving the Scarff Perpetual Trophy from Mayor Isabelle Tolhurst

Meet our Junior Bowls Squad ‘ The Stingrays’. All competent and will be become truly excellent bowlers in the near future.

Juniors in Action

29 November 2022

8 November 2022

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Rookie Roller Program 2022

Will commence in November this year and an invitation has been sent to St Aloyisius to join the program.

Rookie Roller Program 2021

This year, we rolled out the Rookie Roller Program to the Point Lonsdale Primary School involving 100 pupils from Grade 2 to 6.

The five week program involved various bowls activities that primarily focused on fun, team involvement and skill development. The final day (pictured below) had two groups playing on the greens for the first time. The pupils understood the skills involved with shot selection (bowling on the correct bias), weight of the shot (knowing how hard or soft to bowl) and bowl alignment (bowing to a selected marker on the green or bank).

A number of our Rookie Bowlers showed enormous natural as well as developed talent over the journey and will become very good junior bowlers.

Our Aim

The Development Program has been designed to encourage and promote the sport with the emphasis on junior involvement. The aim of the program is to provide the opportunity for junior players (both boys and girls) to harness the skills of lawn bowling and inspire them to actively participate within the various teams at the Point Lonsdale Bowls Club which plays within the Geelong Bowls Region club competition. Furthermore, junior involvement at local level may then lead to lawn bowls representation at regional and/or state level which may ultimately lead to achieving national recognition.

As part of the Junior Development Program, the Club is encouraging all local junior players to be coached both individually and within small groups. Involvement and participation within all community schools is a major focus of the program which is supported by Bowls Australia. Our coaches all have ‘Working With Children Checks’ as a minimum requirement.

Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to contact the Club and discuss the program with the Junior Development Coordinator, using the contact form within this website.

Featured here are two keen lawn bowls players.

Charlie (13) and Joel (11)