Local Legends Wanted

Bowls Australia’s national marketing campaign, entitled Local Legends Wanted, is aimed at increasing participation in the sport and improving club health by calling on individuals to join their local bowls club.

The campaign reaches out to those looking for a team sport that’s not as physically-demanding in comparison to sports such as football and netball.

The target audience for the campaign, created by specialist sports marketing agency Ballpark, is primarily men and women aged in their 30s to 50s who have enjoyed team sport throughout their lives but are looking for their next sport to play in or something more kind on their body, whilst still offering a competitive challenge.

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Local Legends Wanted – Extended Clip

Local Legends Wanted – 30 second TVC

Local Legends Wanted – 30 second Social Clip

Local Legends Wanted – 15 second Digital TVC

Local Legends Wanted – Radio Advert

Theme & Message:

With Australia often being described as ‘sports-mad’, the campaign plays on the welcoming, larrikin personality of both the game and its players.

Shot in slow motion, and accompanied by Wagner’s Ride Of The Valkyries, the commercial sees an underdog team deliver a pivotal bowl. The music builds, as we see the bowl roll to an unexpected victory, landing triumphantly as the club goes wild.


Client: Bowls Australia
CEO: Neil Dalrymple
Communications and Marketing Manager: Aidan Davis
Agency: Ballpark
Creative Director: Ben Keenan
Group Account Director: Mandy Henderson
Account Director: Mel Connell
Senior Account Manager: Ella Shepley
Strategist: Bryce Ott
Senior Creative Producer: Lou Ford
Production Company: Rainmaker
Director of Photography: Trent Miller
Photographer: Chris Hillary