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Total investment 2014–15: $1,514,000 (high performance: $667,200; participation:
$546,800; other: $300,000)

ASC funding as a percentage of total income: 21%
Bowls Australia has been rated as on track. While bowls’ overall medal target for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games was achieved (minimum of four medals), the sport was disappointed not to  achieve the gold medal target (2–3). Some athletes struggled with the slower conditions and took too long adapting to what was required to produce a golden result.
Bowls Australia conducted an extensive high performance review following Glasgow, with a number of recommendations to enhance the capabilities of future teams. While the conditions may not have favoured the Australian team, it is worth noting that the next three major tournaments (the 2015 Asia Pacific Championships, 2016 world championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games) are all being played on the faster New Zealand and Australian greens.

The bowls program continues to build on its high performance culture within the daily training environment. The likely introduction of the AIS Athlete Management System in 2015 will also enable greater athlete accountability in their ongoing development.

The program continues to produce world-class bowlers, and with greater athlete accountability and direction from the head coach the sport will remain on track to achieve benchmark event targets through to 2018. The program is confident of achieving its targets at the 2016 world championships.


Bowls Australia remains proactive in increasing its alignment with the ASC’s mandatory sports governance principles, and performs well when benchmarked against Australia’s Winning Edge sports. Bowls Australia is conducting a governance scan and board evaluation of the members to assist in strengthening governance across the sport.

2014 benchmark event - // Commonwealth Games

Medal target:4 to 7

Actual: gold 0 silver 1 bronze 3 total 4

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