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Bowls is a very inclusive sport that does not disadvantage any type of participant. Whether they be tall or short, strong or not so strong, male or female, bowls can provide opportunities for every student to play and compete.
Jr. Jack Attack is designed to enable students to learn to play bowls in an engaging format which is both fun and inclusive. Importantly, it can be played on almost any flat surface including greens, carpets, concrete and wooden floors, allowing easy access and an introduction to the sport.
"The program was a huge success! Our PE Teacher is now taking the rest of the school for the Bowls sessions. All students loved the sessions, and the girls in particular indicated they enjoyed being able to compete against the boys on a level playing field."
Jamie Davies, Deputy Principal, Beechboro Primary School
The Jr. Jack Attack kit is designed primarily for primary school students aged between six and fourteen.
Jr. Jack Attack programs are conducted over a minimum of four sessions and offer a wide variety of activities to select, based on your group’s level of skill and development.
Bowls Australia offer a variety of packages available for schools new to Jr. Jack Attack and for those schools that have already run the program.
Please keep in mind when choosing your package that Jr. Jack Attack kits are essential equipment for delivering your program.
|Package Options||Teacher Delivered Cost||Coach Delivered Cost|
|Jr. Jack Attack school program + kit.||$1,000||$1,460*|
|Jr. Jack Attack school program + kit and scoring wedge.||$1,100||$1,560*|
|Existing Jr. Jack Attack school program + scoring wedge**||$150||$600|
|Existing Jr. Jack Attack school program**||$0||$500|
* Price includes cost of coaching @ $115 per hour, based on four sessions of 45 mins - 1 hour each.
** School must already have a Jr. Jack Attack kit and scoring wedge.
Bowls Australia Resources and Equipment
The Jr. Jack Attack kit has been specially designed for school-aged children and is a complete package. The bowls are light-weight and child-sized so children find them easy to handle. The scoring wedge provides a fun and different twist on bowls and increases the amount of activities that can be played.
Jr. Jack Attack kits can be purchased for $1000 and the scoring wedge is $100 (or $150 if bought without the kit).
Jr. Jack Attack kits include:
- 32 light-weight rubber bowls
- Eight jacks
- 50 cones
- Target score mat
- Target net
- Eight stepping mats
- One wheeled equipment bag
- 28 Activity Cards
Additional equipment and Jr. Jack Attack kits can be purchased directly from Bowls Australia.
For safety reasons, Bowls Australia does not recommend the purchase of any hard ceramic bowls for use by primary school aged children.
To become a coach and deliver bowls through Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:
Sporting Schools is an Australia-wide program in partnership with over 30 national sporting organisations (NSO), of which Bowls Australia is one.
Bowls Australia coordinates all Sporting Schools programs. If you are interested in coaching please contact Bowls Australia or refer to the coaching requirements.