Jack Attack: Bowls Australia expanding program following recent funding

by Bowls Australia

Boosted by recent funding from the Federal Government, Bowls Australia (BA) is expanding its Jack Attack program, the fun and fast-paced format of the sport which aims to encourage participation with non-bowling members of the community.

In April, BA was successful in receiving $250,000 in funding for the program, as part of Sport Australia’s $28.9 million Move It AUS Participation Grant Program.

The funding will be used to expand the program to more clubs nationwide, in both metro and regional areas, with a number of added resources and incentives available for both new and existing Jack Attack-licensed clubs.

A once-off $450 Jack Attack license fee (no cost for existing Jack Attack licensed clubs) will give clubs the opportunity to access a trained Jack Attack coordinator (supplied by Bowls Australia) to assist with the running of the program.

BA will support clubs in their program promotion and player recruitment with a number of beneficial resources, including hard-copy and digital marketing collateral (videos, social media tiles, press release templates, etc.), scorecards, promotional merchandise and apparel.

What is Jack Attack?

Jack Attack is a fun and fast-paced format from the traditional form of lawn bowls, aimed to encourage participation with non-bowling members of the community.

Jack Attack is super easy to play!

It is a modified version from the traditional form of lawn bowls, with three players per team who each deliver their two bowls within an end, aiming to get as close as possible to the jack.

The delivery of all six bowls completes an end, where teams then change the direction of play and re-position the jack.

Teams complete two sets of five ends to determine a winner, and should the sets be even, a sudden-death tie-break will be played.

It’s all over in 60 minutes!

Keen for your club to get involved?

Jack Attack Expansion - Move it AUS Participation Grant
Does your club currently hold a Jack Attack license? *
Does your club currently offer an active Jack Attack competition?
If you are interested in your club participating in the funded Jack Attack program, please indicate your preferred competition round. (Competition dates within Round selected by club) *

For more information, email participation@bowls.com.au