Hello members,                                                                                                        5 Jan 2022

On Wednesday 5th January 2022, the board held a special meeting to discuss our position regarding implementation of a Covid-19 policy for our club.

After consultation with current staff and key volunteers, the Board unanimously agreed to implement a COVID vaccination policy for all members and guests, night owls, social and associate members, and external function bookings.
Only fully vaccinated people, or those with an official medical exemption, will be able to access the club.

Please the club’s Covid-19 policy covering the above information.     Refer to the website menu under ABOUT / Club Policies.
Any questions may be directed to Vicki Feast, Board Chair.

On behalf of,
The Board  

Dear members,                                                                                                              17 Dec 2021

We have received notification from Bowls SA that they have implemented a ‘No Jab, No Play’ policy, which creates a mandatory requirement for anyone involved in the delivery and participation of all Association pennant competitions and Bowls SA events, including State events and training courses, to be fully vaccinated by 10th January, 2022. Members who can provide evidence of a medical exemption or are ineligible for the vaccine due to their age will be granted an exemption.

Clubs will be responsible for verifying and recording each member’s evidence of vaccination. This must be done by an authorised person (either Andrew McKenzie or myself).

A record of your vaccination status will then be uploaded to Bowlslink. Any information regarding an inability or unwillingness to be vaccinated will be kept strictly confidential. If you are vaccine hesitant or do not intend to be vaccinated, we would appreciate it if you could contact Andrew or myself as soon as possible. Otherwise, we look forward to ticking you off our list over the next few weeks.

Andrew will be available at the Club during office hours until Thursday 23rd December. I will be at the Club on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 12noon and Friday Happy Hour. Alternatively, you can email a PDF/photo of your vaccination status to the club email.

PLEASE NOTE: The club will be closed from Friday 24th December until Sunday 2nd January and will re-open on Monday 3rd January 2022.

Kind regards,

Sue Neale (0408 860 079),Board Secretary

Dear members,                                                                                                                  15 Dec 2021

Hello players,

Thank you to everyone for your efforts on the green so far this season. For some teams it has been a difficult first half of the season but overall we have more players on the green than we have for some years, (with over 15 players introduced to pennants for the first time). With a great mix of up and coming developing players and experienced bowlers in our teams, the clubs strong competitive spirit, and a ‘we are in it together’ attitude, after a well earned Christmas break, The Tigers will once again hit the greens.

To kick start the second half of the season with a strong club and team spirit the Board and the coaching team have scheduled two all team training sessions that all players are encouraged to attend.

Friday January 7 – Tigers Team Challenge

Session: Selected rinks working together in a fun “no rules” team challenge, similar to the session we held this year. Delicious pizza to follow and a chance to catch up.

Time: 5pm arrival for 5:15pm – 6:30pm on green session

Supported by: club coaches

Friday 14 January – All teams Bushy training session

Session: Discussion with each team and on green training

Time: 5pm arrival for 5:15pm – 6:30pm on green session

Supported by: Bushy

Our first Saturday pennants match is on Saturday January 8th, with matches to follow on Wednesday January 12 and Thursday January 13. Please advise ASAP if you are unavailable for these matches. Player commitment each week is significantly appreciated.

Thank you again to all players for putting your best efforts into each and every game so far this season and wishing you all the very best for this festive season.


With respect and thanks, The Board and coaching group.

Toorak Burnside Bowling Club,  25 Giles St,  Toorak Gardens SA 5065

Tel:  08 8331 0062  

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