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Check out our Coaches Corner to contact a coach or get useful tips on improving your bowls.

Find out about the many events/formats offered by the Morley Bowling Club.

Ever wanted to play bowls? Curious about how to get started? If so, then the Morley Bowling Club is the club for you.

Bowls is a sport for all ages and skill levels. You don't need to be a world-class athlete to play, and you can play competitively no matter how young or old you are. The Morley Bowling Club can also help bowlers with mobility issues obtain 'bowling arms', approved walking sticks, or approved wheelchair tyres. Bowlers using any of these bowling aids are able to play in any social or Metro Pennant event, under the exact same rules, where they are selected on merit against other bowlers in the club. This makes bowls an ideal sport for the whole family because, regardless of age, gender, or physical ability, bowlers can participate in the sport together rather than having to play in specialised divisions/competitions.

Regardless of skill level, the Morley Bowling Club coaches can help you learn and improve your game. Last season, our Coaching Co-Ordinator, Ken Perks, won his second Bowls WA Club Coach of the Year award in three years, and he has recently been named the WA State Junior Coach. Ken has decades of experience coaching bowlers of all ages and skill levels, and has been the driving force behind our Junior Bowls program. All our club coaches, including Ken, are nationally accredited by Bowls Australia and hold current Working with Children clearances, so they are fully trained to help any bowler develop their game. What's more, all of this coaching expertise is available for free to new members!

The Morley Bowling Club has a wide range of equipment available to borrow for free (while using our bowling facilities) to help you learn the game before committing money towards your own set of bowls. The club has a Junior Jack Attack kit, complete with foam bowls, rubber jacks, and coaching aides, to introduce young bowlers to the game before they move on to standard lawn bowls.

 

When they do move on from foam bowls, juniors can borrow one of our brand new sets of Henselite Dreamline junior bowls. These bowls aren't cheap knock-offs; Henselite, an Australian-owned company, is one of the big three world-leading bowls manufacturers, and Dreamline bowls are one of the best-selling models in the world. The Club recently purchased 20 brand new sets of colourful Dreamlines in junior (0000 and 00) sizes, as well as sizes 2, 3, and 4 for adult use.

If lawn bowls sounds like the sport for you, please contact us to discuss how the Morley Bowling Club can help you get the most enjoyment out of the sport we love.

 

Events/Formats Offered by the Club

Practice/'Roll-Up'

WHEN: Any time except Mondays and during Metro Pennants (Tuesday mornings, Thursday afternoons, and Saturday afternoons from October to April), all year round.

COST: Free for members, $5 fee per person for non-members. Fee includes use of club bowls, mats, and jacks.

SKILL LEVEL: Any.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED?: No.

DRESS: Casual, with barefeet, socks, or approved bowling shoes.

 

Our greens are open six days a week for members and non-members to use. Non-members thinking of taking up the sport are encouraged to come down and try out the sport/facilities. Club members practicing on the greens are often happy to introduce new members to the sport and the club.

Community Bowls

WHEN: 6-10 weeks between January-March, from 7pm to 9pm. Exact dates are posted every year under our 'Community Bowls' tab.

FORMAT: 4v4, teams can have any mix of genders.

COST: $20 nomination fee for a team of four, $5 per player per night thereafter. Payment includes sausage sizzle before each game.

SKILL LEVEL: Any, but is oriented towards beginners who rarely/never bowl.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED?: No.

DRESS: Casual, with barefeet, socks, or approved bowling shoes.

 

Community bowls is a great way to start playing in a bowls competition that doesn't require any previous experience. Our teams are usually made up of corporate teams, friends looking to play some bowls together, or family/friends of club members. 

If you can't find a team of four, our organisers can easily arrange for players to fill in and make a complete team, so individual players and small groups are strongly encouraged to contact the organisers if they want to participate.

All community bowlers can use the club's stock of bowls free of charge while playing in our Community Bowls competition, so owning a set of bowls isn't necessary to participate.

Community Bowls Format of Play.

Download an entry form.

Scroungers

WHEN: Sunday from 10am-12:30pm, and Tuesday from 10am-12:30pm. Scroungers runs during the Metro Pennant offseason (May-September).

FORMAT: 1v1, Sundays are any gender, Tuesdays are women only.

COST: $7 per player per day. Players don't have to commit to every day, and can play as often or as little as they wish.

SKILL LEVEL: Any.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED?: Yes.

DRESS: Casual, with approved bowling shoes.

 

In other bowls formats, the mat is placed on the centre line and the jack, after being rolled down the rink, is also 'spotted' on the centre line. In scroungers, the jack isn't spotted, and players roll their bowls to wherever the jack comes to rest. This makes it the ideal format for beginners and experienced bowlers alike to improve their game, as they are constantly playing more difficult shots to an 'offset' jack.

Scroungers is a fun 1v1 format with more of an emphasis on social bowls. The format is ideal for players who have recently joined the club and are looking for a way to play regular bowls with their fellow club members.

Winter Pairs

WHEN: Thursdays and Saturdays from 1pm to 4:45pm. Winter Pairs runs during the Metro Pennants offseason (May-September) and usually also runs during the Metro Pennants mid-season break (late December-late January).

FORMAT: 2v2, teams can have any mix of genders.

COST: $10 per player per day. Players don't have to commit every day, and can play as often or as little as they wish.

SKILL LEVEL: Novice bowlers to top bowlers.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED?: Yes.

DRESS: Casual, with approved bowling shoes.

 

Alongside scroungers, winter pairs is another option for bowlers looking to play bowls during the offseason. While the format is a little more formal and competitive than scroungers, there is still a strong emphasis on socialising with fellow club members and bowlers travelling from other clubs as well.

If you don't have a partner, the organisers can help you find someone to play with. This is a great way to get to know some of the members around the club.

Metro Pennants

WHEN: Every week from October-April, excluding the mid-season break (December-January).

FORMAT: 4v4. Men's Pennants is held on Thursday and Saturday afternoons, Women's Pennants is held on Tuesday mornings, Friday nights, and Saturday afternoons. Each day's competition runs for approx. 3.5 hours (+ travel time). Each day is a separate competition; players playing in the Men's Saturday competition aren't required to play Thursdays as well, for example.

COST: $7 Match Fee per player on weekends, $6 Match Fee per player on weekdays.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced novice to top bowlers.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED?: Yes.

DRESS: Club uniform, with approved bowling shoes.

 

Metro Pennants is the flagship bowls competition in Western Australia. The competition is designed so that bowlers of all skill levels can participate. Competition starts in the 6th Division; clubs can apply for as many 6th Divisions as they need so that new bowlers can play regular competition bowls. The competition's highest division is the Premier League, where the best bowlers in the state compete for the Championship Pennant.

Regardless of skill level and experience, any bowler signing up for Morley's Pennant teams can be placed in a division that suits them. Many new bowlers with limited experience find that the lower divisions offer a good challenge without being overwhelmingly difficult, allowing them to participate in Metro Pennants while developing at their own pace.

Club Carnivals

WHEN: Varies.

FORMAT: Varies. Each club will specify formats and gender/skill level restrictions on their flyers. Typically, carnivals are all day events, with some running over multiple days.

COST: Varies.

SKILL LEVEL: Varies, but generally intended for regular Pennant bowlers.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED?: Usually no.

DRESS: Usually bowling whites or club uniform, with approved bowling shoes.

 

Clubs around WA regularly hold day-long bowls carnivals. These carnivals are a great way to meet bowlers from around the state while competing for some prize money as well. Many carnivals have gender restrictions (e.g. men or women only, teams of four with 2 men and 2 women) and skill restrictions (e.g. max of one 1st Division bowler per team, no Premier League bowlers allowed) so that players can find the right carnival for them.

Morley holds two major carnivals per year, with more planned during Winter starting from the 2017 offseason. Our Australia Day Carnival is a fun, social carnival without any restrictions on team composition and a focus on enjoying the Australia Day public holiday with a day of bowls. Our 'Morley Millions' carnival is the Club's flagship event; the high prize money on offer regularly attracts the best bowlers in the state.

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