Coaching Available

Hi Tigers,                                                                                                                                                                                           9 Oct 2020

I would like to advise everyone of some subtle changes made to the coaching program to hopefully increase attendance. Originally it was planned to conduct structured training and “Tiger Tips” on Thursdays, however it is considered that attendance will be better on a Friday as for previous years.

I will re introduce Friday afternoon structured sessions from next Friday 16th October. These will continue to be run from 3:30 ~ 6:00 until mid November.

One on one sessions will also move to a Friday effective from Friday 23rd October. If you wish to book a one on one session please put your name on the noticeboard in the clubhouse.

Our next “Tiger Tips” will be held next Friday 16th October 5~6pm, it would be great to see you there. The topic for this talk is “Pennants is on” which will cover – Game strategy, How to get the best out of our team, How do we change results, Players roles and expectations by position, The winning formula.

A quick summary of drills training sessions until mid November

Every Tuesday 10am ~ midday

Thursday 15th October 3:30 ~ 6:00pm

Friday 16th October 3:30 ~ 6:00pm

Friday 23rd , 30th October, 6th November 3:30 ~ 6:00pm

I hope to see you out on the green so we can get ready for a great season of bowls.


Let us teach you

We are delighted to have Les “Bushy” Carter, who is the current Coach of the South Australian side, appointed as our Club Coach.

Les has played more than 150 State games, has been the State Coach for the last 4 years, has played at senior level for the last 30 years and is a fully accredited coach.


Our Coaches

Les Carter
Graham Wright
Trevor Bairstow

About Les

Les’ approach to coaching is one of working closely with players to ensure that they get a positive outcome from each coaching session, however small that outcome may be. He focuses on all aspects of the game including technique, mental approach and strategy and he is able to provide this to all players from the novice to the most experienced bowler. He is a strong advocate of mentoring and works hard to implement this as a scheme for transferring knowledge from experienced bowlers. This is also a great strategy for building team morale within a club.

It has been his experience that a sound coaching platform provides many benefits for a club. It is the basis for player attraction and retention. It improves club morale and team spirit and as players’ skills and confidence increase then a club’s competitive edge improves.

Key Facts

Began playing 1976

SA state squad member 1994 – 2007 (151 state games)

SA Men’s State Team Coach 2014 – present

Bowls Premier League Coach 2015 – 2016

Les was crowned Australian Coach of the Year, 2017 at the Bowls Australia Hall of Fame Awards Night.


Les Carter demonstrates shot making with the ramp
TIGER TIPS :   Les Carter leads a discussion with Club Members on techniques and tactics
TIGER TIPS : Les Carter leads a discussion with Club Members on techniques and tactics