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Bowls Wellington - Duke of Edinburgh's Hilary Bronze Award

Bowls Wellington is delighted to offer Year 9/10 High School students the opportunity to play bowls and use this towards achieving the Physical Recreation component of the Duke of Edinburgh's Hilary Bronze Award.   


Bowls is a fun, strategic and skillful game with fantastic opportunities to play socially and competitively throughout a student’s school life and beyond as they transition in to the workforce.  


Bowls is a re-emerging sport and we see a key responsibility to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our Tamariki while contributing to their social education through the sport of bowls.


The Bowls Wellington Duke of Edinburgh's Hilary Award programme involves 2 parts. Part 1 is held in Term 1 where students will be introduced to the game, basic technique, rules and strategy. Part 2 involves participating in an official bowling tournament and requires the student to represent their respective school in the College Sport Wellington Term 4 school competition.


At the completion of Part 1 and Part 2, students will have qualified for Physical Recreation component of the Duke of Edinburgh's Hilary Bronze Award.

For information about Duke of Edinburgh's Hilary Award, please visit

For more information around how you or your school can get involved, please contact Bowls Wellington's Engagement and Inclusivity officer Brady Amer ( or contact the Bowls Wellington office at or on 04 560 0384.


2023-24 Program

Part 1              Introduction to Bowls (Term 1)


@ Hutt Bowling Club on Thursdays in Term 1 (4-5pm*)


In Term 1, students will be introduced to the basics of bowling, from how to hold the bowl, through to playing a game against other people.


These sessions will be held at Hutt Bowling Club on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm* and will be delivered by a qualified bowls coach who has experience coaching at the secondary school level. 



Part 2              School Competition (Term 4)


@ the local CSW bowling club (either Massey Ave, Miramar, Johnsonville or Silverstream).


In Term 4, students will enter the College Sport Wellington competition and represent their school in an organised tournament over 6-7 weeks. These competitions are held as a local club - either Massey Ave, Johnsonville, Miramar or Silverstream from 4-5pm on Thursdays. 

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