Nominations open for Hall of Fame & Awards

by Aidan Davis

Bowls Australia (BA) has today opened nominations for the sport’s national Hall of Fame and Awards Night, and are calling on the public to recognise individuals who may be eligible.

Due to COVID-19, the prestigious function will be staged as a ‘virtual event’ for the first time this year, occurring via a video through BA’s social media platform/s, rather than an in-person ceremony, on the evening of Thursday, November 19.

The Hall of Fame component, usually staged every second year alongside the Awards Night, will be incorporated annually from 2020, allowing more of the sport’s most distinguished individuals to be inducted or elevated to Legend status.

12 awards will be bestowed this year, including the new Community Service Award, which aims to recognise clubs that have considerably contributed to their community through an initiative, project or program.

Awards that are open to public nomination include:
Under-18 Male Bowler of the Year
Under-18 Female Bowler of the Year
Bowler with a Disability of the Year
Club of the Year
Official of the Year
Coach of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Community Service Award

Awards that are not eligible for nomination include:
International Male Bowler of the Year
International Female Bowler of the Year
Male Bowler of the Year
Female Bowler of the Year

BA strongly encourages all members of the bowls community to put forward nominations for the eight eligible awards, with the selection criteria not limited to only national or international achievements; many recognise the contribution and achievements across all levels.

Nominations for the 2020 Awards Night close at midnight on Friday, August 28.

Nominations for the Hall of Fame are open indefinitely, but must be submitted by midnight on Friday, August 28 to be eligible to be judged for the 2020 event.

View the 2020 Awards Night nomination criteria.

Nominate an individual or club for the 2020 Awards Night.

Nominate an individual for the Hall of Fame.