Jul 20

Coaching Videos

Recently Lachy Tighe with two of our coaches from last season Dan Mars and Scott Mejean plus other well respected coaches around Melbourne put together some coaching videos which were produced at our Swinburne Avenue venue. The videos include practical and panel sessions providing insight into coaching and management aspects.

If you would like to see these videos, just click on the link below which will take you to the YouTube page.

YouTube Coaching Videos

Jul 17

Special General Meeting August 9

A Special General Meeting is being held to discuss and vote upon a proposed amendment to the MCC Bowls Section’s constitution on Thursday 9 August 2018 at 7.30pm in the Swinburne Avenue Pavilion.

As background information, the current Bowls Section constitution, which was adopted in 2016, requires any nominations for the three executive positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer be from the required MCC member base of the Bowls Section. No such nomination has been received for the Treasurer’s position in 2018/19  and the constitution does not provide any other avenue to fill this position. MCC  has provided legal advice that there is no clean way that this can be resolved without an amendment to the Constitution.

Accordingly, we have drafted an additional clause which has been approved by the MCC and its legal advisors.  The proposed clause does not change the existing requirement for nominations for these positions to only come from the MCC member base in the first instance.  Instead, it tries to address the anomaly where there is no fallback position if nobody nominates. This anomaly needs to be addressed to fix today’s problem and to stop it from potentially happening again for any of the three executive positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer in the future.

The proposed new clause reads as follows:

New Clause:  9.5 (c)

If the Committee does not receive any nominations for the positions of chairperson, secretary or treasurer in accordance with clauses 9.5(a) and (b), the Committee may nominate any member of the Section listed in clause 3.1 to be elected to those positions.



Jul 16

Bowls Vic Smoke Free Policy

The following extracts are from a recently issued amendment to BV’s smoking policy:

Note that it does not currently apply to Pennant events.

“This policy applies to players, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff, contractors, visitors and host Clubs during BV governed events (excluding Pennant) and applies to electronic cigarettes, shisha tobacco and traditional cigarettes.

Whether they are acting in an official BV capacity or not, any player, coach, official, volunteer, staff, contractor or visitor during a BV governed event are not permitted to smoke within the grounds of the bowling Club or within 10 metres of the perimeter of the Club.”

Jul 16

MCC Bowls Footy Function – 4th August 2018

If you’re interested in the attending our Footy Function, get your names in by Wednesday this week (18/7) to secure your spot by emailing communications@mccbowls.org

Our next footy function is just around the corner. The details for the function are below, so if you want to secure your spot now, just following instructions below:

When: 4th August 2018, room opens at 12 noon
Who’s Playing: Essendon vs Hawthorn game starts at 1.45pm
Where: MCC Ebeling Room
What’s included: 2 hours of food circulating the room, 4 hours of drinks plus a Reserved Seat on Level 2
Packages Available:

MCC Member Pricing
Alcohol = $65
Non Alcohol = $42

Non MCC Member Pricing – which includes a Visitors Ticket for Entry into the MCC Members Reserve
Alcohol = $93
Non Alcohol = $70
Kids = $19

If you are interested in this function or have any questions, please contact Culum by email communications@mccbowls.org


Jul 11

Opening Day 2018

Lock it in your diaries, the MCC Bowls Opening Day 2018 will be held on Saturday 1st September at the Swinburne Ave club rooms. More details to follow closer to the date.

Jul 11

Head Coaches appointed for Season 2018/19

It is with great pleasure that the Committee announces the appointment of Tris Doolan and Scott Mejean as our Head Coaches for Season 2018/19. 

Scott will continue the valuable coaching role he played last season. Tris now joins him, bringing her wealth of bowls knowledge, including her experience playing representative bowls for Victoria and the Yarra Region. 

More details will be published closer to the start of the season about what coaching and practice will be available during this season. 

We wish them both well in this role and look forward to all members utilising these excellent resources.

Jul 09

Grass Greens now Closed until mid-August

With the grass greens going into full dormancy, they will now been closed across both venues (Swinburne Ave and Glen St) until mid-August. The date that they will be available is dependent on weather conditions and Warren’s assessment of their condition. We will let you know closer to the date when they will be available.

The carpet at Glen St is still available for use during this time, but is subject to organised competitions being conducted.

For more information, contact communications@mccbowls.org

Jul 06

Vale Mike Scandrett

It is with great sadness that I’m writing to advise you that Mike Scandrett, an esteemed member of the Section, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 3 July 2018 at 90 years of age.

Mike has been a member of the Section for 57 years after joining on the 2nd June 1961. Mike was a life member and still a very active bowler until his illness.

A service to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at St George’s Anglican Church, 296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern on Tuesday 10 July 2018 commencing at 2.00pm. Private Cremation.

Our sincere condolences to his wife Shirley and his family.

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