Local Clubs - Lockleys, SA
Bowls SA located at Lockley, is the governing body of Lawn Bowls in South Australia and one of the larger Not-for-profit organisations in the state.
Bowls SA is the governing body of Lawn Bowls in South Australia and one of the larger Not-for-profit organisations in the State. The organisation has 220 clubs in the metropolitan and country areas and over 17,000 registered members.
Lawn Bowls has a long history in South Australia with the Royal South Australian Bowling Association Incorporated (RSABA) formed in 1901 and the women's organisation, the South Australian Women's Bowling Association Incorporated (SAWBA) commencing in 1930.
On 1 September 2003, in an historic meeting, the two associations merged to form Bowls SA Incorporated. This was a first for Lawn Bowls in Australia and required the development of new administration and governance structures.
The Board of Bowls SA comprising a President, Vice President, Finance Director, Metropolitan Directors (male and female) and Country Directors (male and female) who meet monthly to oversee the governance of the sport. The Board may also appoint two Independent Directors with specific skill sets.
The State Consultative Body is comprised of 24 Region Councillors who are elected to oversee the Associations and Member Clubs within their assigned jurisdiction of the State.
Bowls SA office administrative staff are based at Lockleys and are responsible for or liaise with the Board and established Committees to oversee various areas of the day-to-day management of the game including Governance, Policies and Procedures, Competitions and Events, Coaching and Officiating, Marketing, Development and Elite Squads, Administration and Accounts.