Sporting Schools

Bowls is an emerging sport in schools, and Rookie Rollers 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.

This eliminates the restrictions of requiring a bowling green to introduce new audiences to the sport.

Sporting Schools is an Australian Government initiative designed to help schools increase children’s participation in sport and connect them with community sport opportunities. 

Sporting Schools programs are provided free to children and their families to help students build the confidence and capability to be active for life. 

To help achieve this, Sport Australia has partnered with more than 28 national sporting organisations (NSOs). There is a program for primary schools, and a targeted program for Year 7 and 8 students in secondary schools.

Any school can select Bowls Australia’s Rookie Rollers program and they will use the Rookie Rollers kit to deliver four or more sessions in the school.

The Sporting Schools Program is designed to run before, after or during school hours.

As each school has different requirements, Bowls Australia has created different options to ensure that each school can participate in the Rookie Rollers Program.

Schools can choose to have a coordinator attend the school, a teacher run the programme or the school attend a local bowls club.

• Sporting Schools Program Overview

BowlsLearn Rookie Rollers Coordinator Module

(For teachers, club members, higher education students or external coordinator providers who would like to deliver a Rookie Rollers Program.)