BCC Zone 15 Structure



The Central Coast District Bowling Association/Zone 15 Inc trading as Bowls Central Coast (BCC) administers Mens and Under 18 Lawn Bowls on the Central Coast between its 24 member bowling clubs, and is an integral part of the Royal New South Wales Bowling Association (RNSWBA).

Within bowling circles the Bowls Central Coast is also known as Zone 15 as the RNSWBA has the state of New South Wales divided into a total of 16 areas known as Zones to administer the game at a local level.

Bowls Central Coast does not have an office and all its office bearers operate from home.   The Associations official adress is 3 Drew St., Woy Woy NSW 2256, the home address of the Public Officer and Secretary of the Association.   BCC’s nominated home base club for display of trophies is the Ettalong Memorial Bowling Club who are also the Zone’s major sponsor.   

Annual General Meetings and Management Meetings at which delegates from all member Clubs are in attendance are conducted at Ourimbah RSL as it is centrally located within the Zone. 

Membership of BCC are the 24 member Bowling Clubs: Avoca Beach, Bateau Bay, Breakers BC Wamberal, Davistown RSL, diggers@ theentrance, Ettalong Memorial, Everglades, Gosford City, Gwandalan, Halekulani, Mingara, Mooney-Mooney Morisset, Munmorah United, Norah Head, Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL, sporties@ woywoy, Terrigal, The Entrance, Toukley District, Toukley RSL, Umina Beach, Wyong, Wyong RSL.  Additionally 4 Bowling Groups: Central Coast Past president's Association, Canton Bowlers, The Bay Bowlers, and RSL Bowlers are affiliated with BCC.

The overall structure of the Zone and key responsibilities of the various committees who administer the game at grass root level, are as follows:-

BCC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: - Has 7 Directors who are elected  at the AGM for 2 years .  
The executive are responsible for the overall administration and conduct of the sport of lawn bowls on the Central Coast.  The Executive Committee is elected  by the AGM and inturn appoints all other committees and positions.

This includes the running of  RNSWBA association events such as the inter club Pennant competition (7 grades), Zone championship events (Singles, Pairs, Triples & Fours), Champion of Club Champions (Singles & Pairs), Inter-Zone Representative fixtures (Open & Seniors) and Junior Championships (Singles, Pairs & Fours).

Outside of these association events the Zone also conducts ‘open’ representative fixtures against neighbouring Zones such as the Pat Geary Shield, inter-zone games for emerging and developing players, special senior fixtures, Hava Go Pairs which is a recruitment initiative and a mid-week ‘Super 9's competition.

Whilst the Zone also has an overall responsibility for the development and conduct of the sport, this is achieved largely through individual committees who are responsible for key aspects of the game such as - Coaching, Umpiring, Under 18's, Match and Selection.  Some of these committess are joint committees with the Central Coast Dristrict Women's Bowling Association.

Other aspects addessed by the Executive Committee include Recruitment, Sponsorship, Financial Management, Special Events, Constitutional Review, Disciplinary Action, Publicity, web site management and technology implementation.

BCC contributes to the management of Bowls throughout NSW trough its representation on the State Council .

MANAGEMENT MEETING: - The Executive plus two delegates from each club and 1 representative from each sub committee  and affiliated bowling group.   The meeting is conducted every two months to provide the opportunity for clubs, committees and bowling groups to table their views and opinions on a range of issues. 

MATCH COMMITTEE: - Chairman plus 6 committee
This committee implements and conducts all association events including the pennant competition, Zone championship titles, mid week Super 9's, and any other events delegated to them. The Match Committee is also responsible for the following:-

  • Preparing a programme of events of state, association and relevant BCC events for the bowling year.
  • Calling for and receiving entries of players and teams, the tournament draw, recommending venues of play and the reporting of results.
  • Managing in accordance with the relevant Conditions of Play and Laws of the Game all events delegated to them 
  • Maintaining a master register by Club of Player Gradings and to liaise with RNSWBA on all player grading matters.
  • The inspection of Club greens to ensure they conform to the laws of the game and that green surfaces are up to standard for competition play.

SELECTION COMMITTEE:- Chairman plus 4 committee

This committee is responsible for monitoring the form of bowlers in open company and identify bowlers with potential to develop beyond their current level for additional training and development.
The selectors recommend the selection of players to represent the Zone in representative fixtures. One member of the Selection Committee is Side Manager of a selected Representative Side.

COACHING ACADEMY: - Chairman, vice chairman, secretary/treasurer plus up to 4 committee

Primarily responsible for arranging the training, accreditation and re-accreditation of club coaches.  Assisting BCC Coaches to keep agreast of the ongoing development of Lawn Bowls Coaching.  

UMPIRES COMMITTEE: - Chairman, senior vice & vice chairman, Secretary/Treasurer plus 3 committee - Responsible for the recruiting, training and accreditation and re-accreditation of umpires for club and Zone duties as required.

Under18 Selection Committee: - assists the Uuder 18 Coordinator to select representative sides

PUBLICITY OFFICER: -This is responsible for media releases of association events to local electronic and print media, and content of the Around the Greens Newsletter and Staying in Touch e-newsletter.

Web Site & IT Advisor - administer the Zone Web Site, Twitter and Facebook pages (if any) and general advise with the implementation and use of information technology including assisting the Publicity Officer with the e-newsletter.

Recruitment and Retention Officer  - develop promotional programmes and provide marketing advice to ensure Clubs are proactive in undertaking membership recruiting drives. 

Special Events - A member of the Executive is appointed each year to liaise with Clubs and neighboring Zones on the programming, staging and sponsorship of special days on behalf of the Zone