President’s Message

I extend a very warm welcome to all bowlers for the new season.

It is my privilege for the third year to be President of Auckland Bowls and I look forward to renewing some friendships this season both on and off the green. I hope to meet many more of you as I attend functions and events throughout the year.

We have an exciting playing programme for you this season.  We have listened to the players and changed some game formats and introduced new ideas into the programme. Hopefully we have catered for all levels of play and we are rewarded by larger entries into all events.

To all our sponsors, who make such a large contribution to the successful running of events, we thank you for your continued support.  Many of you have been with us for a number of years and we appreciate your presence at events and the assistance that you continue to provide.

Changes in society over the last twenty years have impacted greatly on all sports and bowls is no exception. We have to change and this is not readily accepted.  We now have our second covered green and this will encourage more players to play at times that suit them.

A big thank you to the Clubs, coaches, greenkeepers, umpires and the band of many volunteers who give up their time so willingly.  This ensures that your games/fixtures run smoothly together with the administration at both Club and Centre level.  We appreciate the time and extra effort you put into out game sometimes at very short notice.

I would like to welcome our new General Manager, Steven Yates. This is an exciting time for both Steven and Auckland bowls.  The Board looks forward to working with him and implementing some new ideas. Thanks also to the Auckland Bowls Staff who work so diligently for the good of the game.

To our Auckland Players, you had a great year in 2018-19. To date five National titles, and two runners-up have come Auckland’s way.  Have we ever achieved so well in one season?

I hope that players will enjoy their season ahead, their bowls and friendship and at all times respect fellow players and volunteers.

Jill Fraser

Strategic Plan

More people playing and enjoying Bowls more often

Lead and grow the sport of Bowls in Auckland

Openness: We listen to each other and share knowledge with each other. We are inquisitive and receptive to ideas and diverse opinions.
Respect: We show consideration for one another and recognise each other’s differences.
Development: We provide leadership and seek continuous improvement from our people and our clubs.
Excellence: We strive to be the best in everything we do.
Recognition: We celebrate and honour our achievements, our people and our clubs.


  • Ensure a sustainable network of clubs.
  • Communicate effectively with all partners and increase the profile of Bowls in Auckland.
  • Increase participation by providing quality bowling experiences.
  • Develop and maintain key Partnerships that enable us to achieve success.
  • Develop the infrastructure that enables Auckland Bowls to deliver an excellent service.