Bowls Australia is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools program, Jr. Jack Attack to children across Australia’s school yards.
Bowls is a sport that does not disadvantage any participants, whether they be tall or short, strong or not so strong, male or female. Bowls provides an opportunity for every child to play and compete and it fits perfectly within the Australian Sports Commission’s new Sporting Schools initiative. Jr. Jack Attack can be played before, during or after school and it supports the Australian curriculum.
Bowls Australia is pleased to partner with Sport Australia to deliver this $200 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for bowls, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.
"The program was a huge success! Our PE Teacher is now taking the rest of the school for the Bowls sessions. All students loved the sessions, and the girls in particular indicated they enjoyed being able to compete against the boys on a level playing field." - Jamie Davies, Deputy Principal, Beechboro Primary School.
The Bowls Australia Product
Jr. Jack Attack is designed to enable kids to participate in an engaging format which is both fun and inclusive. Importantly, it can be conducted on a range of surfaces, including greens, carpets, concrete, wooden floors and just about anything else that is flat, which removes the restrictions of requiring a bowling green to introduce new audiences to the sport.
The Jr. Jack Attack kit is designed primarily for primary school children, aged between six and fourteen. As part of the Sporting Schools initiative Jr. Jack Attack will be conducted over a minimum of four sessions – with plenty of activities for coaches/teachers to select in those sessions and the option to select activities based on your groups level of skill and development.
Having identified the difficulties associated with children using full-size bowls, that have been designed for adults, the Jr. Jack Attack initiative comes in a more suitable form.
Teachers and coaches are our assets
Bowls Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, coaches and sporting organisations can deliver the Bowls Australia program within Sporting Schools.
Contact: Bowls Australia
Phone: (03) 9480 7100
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