Pennant Bowls is the largest graded inter-club competition held in Western Australia, with over 12,000 participants across the State. Generally held in the warmer months, from October to April, the first Pennant Bowls competition in WA was held in 1899. Club members play in a team uniform like One Day or 20/20 cricket. The highest grade in the metropolitan area is the Premier Division, with further grades from 1st to 6th division, depending on the competition.
Sorrento is one of the largest and most vibrant Pennant Clubs, fielding teams ranging from Premier Division through to 6th Divisions in both the women’s competition (Tuesdays and Saturdays) and men’s competition (Thursdays and Saturdays).
Sorrento Bowling Club Selection Policy 2020/21 – view.
The 2020/21 bowling season saw Sorrento hold its position as WA’s largest bowling club in terms of the pennant sides fielded. The year was also very successful with Sorrento gaining three promotions and no Saturday demotions, and on top of this members of the club winning six State titles.
But as they say, “the job is never done”. Mindful of this, the Club is undertaking a broad ranging review of its bowls operations to ensure that the Club maximises its potential, develops its players and ensures that our future bowls seasons are both productive, engaging, sustainable and enjoyable.
Under the stewardship of Trevor Orton, the Vice President (Sport and Participation), a small group of first division men players met with a professional facilitator recently to develop a framework for taking this important review forward. While this review focused on the top men’s divisions, there are many review outcomes that are likely to have application to our women and to our lower division bowlers.
We take this opportunity to thank all our bowlers for their wonderful efforts over the past season and to invite your participation as this review progresses. If you are interested in taking part in this review, regardless of whether you are a male or female bowler, and irrespective of the division you bowl in.
Trevor would very much appreciate you getting in touch with him.