Many states and territories have started to release the next round of sport vouchers for 2020.
Participation programs like Bowl Patrol and BowlAbilities encourages the use of these vouchers for registration and participation.
Although the initiative is titled and administrated differently across the country, they all possess the same aim – to increase the opportunity to learn how to bowl!
The vouchers and the amounts provided help eligible participants to access sport that might otherwise have been out of their reach. Whether that is trying a new sport or stepping up their level of involvement in an existing sport, the increased activity is vital for their all-round health.
The other benefit is for the registered centres that run these programs. In 2019, approximately 45% of Bowl Patrollers completed the program for free using their vouchers. An estimated investment of $21,000 was then received from this action with most going straight back into centres for linage and coach payments.
In what is a difficult time for all due to COVID-19, recruiting some bowlers to participate in these programs for free can help the participant, the sport and the centre. It’s a win, win, win!
Check below for specific information and eligibility criteria from the state and territories that are offering the initiative.
Ticket to Play
- Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of participating in club sporting activities for Tasmanian children.
- aged between 5 and 17 years old at the time of application
- One voucher worth up to $100 is available per eligible child in 2020.