Inspiring Bowlers To Achieve Their Potential

Our Mission

The Bowls Academy aims to provide all lawn bowlers with the platform and resources to take their game to the next level. 

Bowlers worldwide come to TBA for not only regular insightful lawn bowls articles, but also resources focused on individual game development, club improvement and knowledge sharing throughout the bowling community.

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Our Story

Only a handful of lucky bowlers worldwide have access to elite level coaches and players to learn from and enhance their own game.  We at TBA believe that this does not have to be the case.  We believe through our elite player and elite club exposure, we can share valuable experience and engaging content to help everyone within our sport.  Creating engaging and relevant content for all aspects of our game was the driver to get rolling with TBA.

Our Difference

A Fresh Approach To Unleash Your Potential

  • Access content anywhere, anytime.
  • A variety of learning media to suit everyone. Written text,¬† videos & infographics
  • A variety of online courses to suit your ability level
  • Access to an online community to share, discuss and collaborate on all things bowls
  • Total game development - Not just another coaching session on how to deliver a bowl
  • On demand content, with personal profile to save and consume content at your own pace¬†
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Our Community

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Our Founder

Hi, I'm Simon, or also commonly know on the green as 'Stuey'.  Having parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles all involved in bowls, its 'in the blood' and I was always destined to hold a bowl from a young age.  As a fan of all things sport, playing and supporting many forms, I was also drawn to make the move 'down under' to the meca of lawn bowls.

Having represented Ireland at under 25 level, I relished the challenge to establish myself at one of Sydney's and NSW's most competitive clubs.  Not an easy feet, especially when your club singles draw is stacked with former and current state and International reps, not to mention transitioning to a 'southern hemisphere' style of game.

Utilising my bowls experience and knowledge I spent a short time within AERO bowls and gained 1st hand knowledge of 'what makes a good bowl' and valuable interactions with many bowlers across Australia.

Playing along side and competing against some of the greatest names regularly in our sport such as... Turley, Glasson, Kerkow, Murphy, Sherriff, Henry & Brassey has provided me with a wealth of experience in playing, coaching and development of all things bowls.  

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Qualifications & Accreditations 

  • BSc (Hons) Sport Management
  • Bowls Australia - Club Coach
  • Bowls Australia - Selection Module

Current Positions Held 

  • Taren Point Bowling Club Selector

Simon's Journey to 'The Bowls Academy' 

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Bowling from the age of 5yo

Heavily involved in bowls from a young age, playing multiple variations in Ireland - Short matt, Indoor and Outdoor.

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Ireland Representative 

Lucky enough to dawn my countries shirt and play at International level.

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Made the move to play 'Down Under'

A steep learning curve to play a 'southern hemisphere' style of game initially.  However it didn't take long to adjust and compete at the highest level on a variety of quality surfaces in Australia.

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Integral part of Taren Point since 2012 - One of the most competitive clubs in NSW & Australia 

Honoured to be apart of such a successful and competitive club, with many legends of the game past and present representing Taren Point. 

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Taren Point Bowling Club 

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Part of the histroy making Taren Point ' 3 peat' NSW Grade 1 Pennant side

NSW Grade 1 Pennant (league) winner in 2013, 2014 & 2015 - the first side in the history of NSW Bowls to achieve a '3 peat' and go 30+ games unbeaten.

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Bowls NSW

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NSW Zone 13 Representative

Sydney Central & Southern Zone representative - one of the most caped players in the last 10 years.

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Zone 13 Bowls Association


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Club, Regional & National titles along the way

Helensvale National 5-a-side Champion

Australian Indoor Championship Qualifier

Zone 13 Singles, Pairs, Triples & Fours Champion

Zone 13 Champion of Champion Pairs Champion

Taren Point Singles & Pairs Champion multiple times

Taren Point Bowler of the Year 

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Leader, Analyst, Coach & Selector

Current selector at Taren Point (selecting 7 teams) & helping all grades to continually 'raise the bar' with coaching, mentoring and club development.