Jack Attack a massive hit at Gymea

by Lachlan Williams

Bowls Australia’s (BA) social bowls program Jack Attack continues to grow in popularity, with more and more clubs getting involved in 2020.

The program has proved a popular one as clubs look to bounce back from a COVID-19 interrupted 2020 and introduce new participants to the green.

One club that fully embraced the Jack Attack opportunity was Gymea Bowling Club, south of Sydney, hosting the program last month.

The club was able to bring in 14 registered teams of nearly 55 players in total, all of whom were non-registered bowlers and many had never bowled before.

Recruiting from local ladies & men’s soccer teams, local businesses and family friends, Jack Attack opened an array of opportunities for the club looking to try something new.

“The club committee could see the need to try and attract new members and formed a membership committee who I met with earlier in the year. I presented Jack Attack, spoke of my own experiences and they were keen to get on board,” BA Regional Bowls Manager for Greater Sydney, NSW Brett Hughes said.

“The atmosphere was electrifying with music playing in the background, teams sledging each other and some teams producing their own team shirts.”

From the program at Gymea, four participants have already signed up as full bowling members, while another six are continuing with coaching session on track to join the club.

With many other clubs around Sydney as well as around the country getting involved with Jack Attack, Hughes said it’s a great chance for club’s to branch out.

“It’s so much fun and a great chance to bring new people to your club and enjoy our great game,” he said.

To find out which club’s are hosting Jack Attack near you, click here.