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Instantaneous Penalties Policy
Members are advised that the Bowls SA Officiating Advisory Group and the Bowls SA Board have adopted the Bowls Australia Instantaneous Penalties Policy. Bowls SA further advise that Clubs and Associations are encouraged to adopt this policy for their own events. A copy of the Instantaneous Penalties Policy may be found here.
2019 / 2020 Metro Pennant Calendar
The Metropolitan Bowls Association has released the 2019 / 2020 Metro Pennant Bowls Calendar.
A copy of the calendar may be found here.
Changes to Artificial Devices Policy
The revised Artificial Devices Policy, which will come into effect from May 1, 2019, has removed the existing stipulation that players need to have received approval from the State/Territory Association to use a bowlers arm, and also removes the need for a medical certificate to use a bowlers arm.
A copy of the new Artificial Devices Policy which, as stated, comes into effect on the 1 May 2019 addresses Wheelchairs, Walkers and Bowling Arms, can be found here.
The Match & Program Committee have released the Pennant Conditions of Play for the 2018-19 bowls season. Members are encouraged to become familiar with this season’s Conditions of Play that can be found here.
MEMBER PROTECTION POLICY
Bowls SA is committed to the safety and well-being of its members and all those who participate in the sport of lawn bowls, both players and non-players. For that reason, Bowls SA has adopted this policy so that, as far as possible, everyone involved in bowls is free from harassment, abuse, discrimination and other unfair conduct and to promote respectful and positive behaviour within the sport. The policy extends to Bowls SA, Member Clubs, Affiliated Clubs, Associations and Members, as well as Bowls SA staff, officials, side managers, coaches, parents, spectators and sponsors and other organisations linked to Bowls SA. A copy of the Member Protection Policy can be found here.
HEAT AND INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Bowls SA is conscious of its responsibility to provide direction to its Member Clubs and Associations in relation to the conduct of the game of bowls under extreme weather conditions such as heat and humidity, rain, hail, high winds and squalls, lightning and prolonged heat. As such Bowls SA has produced the Head and Inclement Weather Policy that applies to all clubs within the Metropolitan Area. A copy of the Heat and Inclement Weather Policy adopted on the 6 August 2018 can be found here.