Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association

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Development
  • YAS

     

    Launched in 2006, the purpose of the Young Athletes Lawn Bowls Training Scheme is to raise the interest of the younger generation towards lawn bowls.

    The Scheme employs a systematic approach to cultivate the participants' bowling knowledge, with the objective of identifying the right talents to fill in the vacancies in the Hong Kong Junior Squad.

    Any youngsters between the age of 8 to 17and with basic lawn bowls knowledge are welcomed to enroll.  Selection tests will be conducted in April to qualify applicants to the scheme.  Once admitted, participants will go through the one year training programme of 32 sessions.

    There are five training Centres throughout Hong Kong : Victoria Park, Ap Lei Chau Sport Centre, Shatin Siu Lek Yuen Road Playground, Tuen Mun Wu Shan and Hang Hau Man Kuk Lane Park. Each Centre can admit a maximum of 12 participants.

     

    More than 250 young athletes have participated in this Scheme in the past years and a number of them have progressed to further training with the Hong Kong Youth Development Team.

     

    The Young Athletes Lawn Bowls Training Scheme is organized by the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association, under the subventions of the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.

  • Training Program

    Every year the Leisure & Cultural Services Department will provide funding to the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association to organise lawn bowl training courses for the public.  

    In 2010, 110 courses were organised under this arrangement and more courses are organized by the district offices under LCSD.

    The various types of course include elementary, medium, advanced, youth and family classes.  They are all conducted by qualified coaches under the Association and held at various public venues.

    A normal class consists of eight students and last for eight lessons, either on a weekly or twice-a-week basis.

    Interest parties may either enroll to a specific course on their own, or group together with other players to form their own training course.

  • Fun Day

    Lawn bowls fun day home page

    Over the years, the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association has been working with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to organize fun days for various districts so that more people can experience the sport. 

    Utilising the public lawn bowls facilities, the fun day is part of a regular drive to promote the sport of lawn bowls in the community.  A normal funday includes demonstration of how the game is play, coaching for beginners and clinic for experienced players.

    Fun days are also organized for NGOs, local schools and commercial organizations on a request basis.

  • Special Lawn Bowls Event Services
  • Course for fours
  • Development Programmes

    Fundays

    Training Programme

    Young Athletes Lawn Bowls Training Scheme

    Pre-Youth Squad Lawn Bowls Training

  • Under-25 Singles Championship

    Opened to all the young players under the age of 25 in Hong Kong, the Under-25 Singles Championship is an annual singles competition supported by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.

    Since its inauguration in 1975, the competition has proved to be a successful nursery for the new generation of bowlers in Hong Kong.  Most of the champions have progressed to the senior squad and represents Hong Kong in major international tournaments.

    While there is no fixed format, players must be under 25 years of age at the commencement of the event to be eligible to compete.  The results will be used as evaluation criteria by the Hong Kong Youth Team selection panel.

  • Youth Novice Competition

    Opened to all the young players under the age of 25 who have never won any national tournaments in Hong Kong, the Youth Novice Competition is an annual singles competition supported by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.

    The competition’s format will depends on the number of entries.  The results will be used as evaluation criteria for admission to the Hong Kong Youth Team.

  • Inter-school Competition

    First organised in 2008, the competition aimed at providing a platform for Hong Kong's schools to test the ability of their lawn bowls teams.

  • Age Group Competition

    Opened to all the young players under the age of 25 in age group, the Under-25 Age Group Lawn Bowls Championship is supported by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department.

    The competition’s format will depends on the number of entries.

  • Hong Kong Youth Development Team

    Formed in 2001, the Hong Kong Youth Development Team was established to attract more youngsters who is below the age of 25 to participate in the sport of bowls so as to ensure the long-term development of the sport in Hong Kong.


    The team, which is a result of the Hong Kong Youth Lawn Bowls Training Programme commenced in March 2001, was started with 32 young boys and girls who had joined the Hong Kong Youth Lawn Bowls Competition in 2000. The training was first held at Shatin but it then changed to Tai Po Waterfront Park and it remained their home green until now.


    Today, HKYDT continued to recruit new members from youngsters graduated from the Youth Athletes Lawn Bowls Training Scheme (YAS) and has constantly maintained a squad of more than 50 boys and girls.


    A number of graduates from HKYDT has moved on to represent Hong Kong at senior level, ensuring the supply of fresh blood to the team.


    In September 2001, the HKYDT started to participate in the men’s Premier League organized by HKLBA and the girls team was formed in 2004.  Over the years both teams have won a number of league champions.