Latest Bocce News

AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR BOCCE CHAMPIONSHIP

China Bocce has an awesome reputation when it comes to winning bocce tournaments around the world!  This year a Chinese team of 7 (male and female) from the No.53 Middle School of Taiyuan (Shanxi Province) is travelling to Australia to challenge some of our brightest and best players.

In their sights will be Tristan Giacometti who was the silver medallist at the 2013 Monaco ‘Denis Ravera’ International Challenge Competition!  Tristan will be competing alongside his NSW team mates – experienced international player, Daniel Samsa and new-comer, Andrew Suber.

ALL the Players in action at the Australian Championships

See all the 65 Bocce athletes in action in their chosen events during the Australian titles at the Redlands Sporting Club, Queensland during 7th to the 10th of June 2013.

Bocce Development weekend at Mt Gambier

Frank Fava was the Director for the DEVELOPMENT weekend in Mt. Gambier, on the 19th and 20th October.Attached is the Program schedule for this event.

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK

 The ASC suggested that sports attend the Annual Conference on the 14 October 2013.The Conference is a meeting of Industry, Academia and Sports, with a view to shape the future of sport and it’s technologies.

The section that was of particular interest was the Participation session. 

Speakers and Organisations 

Anthony Moore

Australian Sports Commission - G.M. of Participation&Sustainable Sports

Josh Vanderloo

Australian Football League – National Participation Manager

Cameron Wade

Golf Australia – Director of Golf Development

Marne Fechner

Netball Australia – Commercial Operations Manager

 

PARTICIPATION

Anthony Moore  - Australian Sports Commission, said that the organised club base was in decline, while unorganised sports were on the increase.

Marne FechnerNetball. The World Netball Cup in Australia in August 2015 16 nations will participate over 10 days.

Josh Vanderloo Football. Says that they have worked over the past 20 years to position themselves for a “new wave of growth”. By 2016, they expect to have 1 million participants. 

Cameron WadeGolf. Dealing with a “time poor” population – cost – and shifting to “Casual” play. There are changes in clubs. 400,000 players in Australia. 


Raymond Cher BFA

ANNOUNCING THE ASIA PACIFIC SPECIAL OLYMPICS GAMES

ANNOUNCING THE ASIA PACIFIC SPECIAL OLYMPICS GAMES

The formal ceremony to highlight upcoming Asia Pacific Special Olympics Games was hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Ms Quentin Bryce, AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on the 12th October.

These games will welcome over 2500 athletes from 32 countries to the largest sporting event ever held in the southern hemisphere for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

This ceremony highlights the Games Opening Ceremony in 50 days time in Newcastle, New South Wales.

Raymond Cher the President of Bocce Australia was invited to attend the ceremony as the sport will be one of the competition sports.

ASADA LEGISLATION AND WHAT IT MEANS TO SPORT

ASADA LEGISLATION AND WHAT IT MEANS TO SPORTS.

 At a sports workshop organised by the National Integrity of Sport Unit, in Melbourne on the 28th August, sports organisations were updated on current changes to ASADA and other associated developments.

 1. The National Integrity of Sport Unit.

Its purpose is to develop a code of conduct for national sporting organisations. 

 2. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

ASADA has new powers following changes to the Act in June and August 2013.

These powers only relate to anti-doping matters and the National Sporting Organisation remains the final decision maker on anti-doping violations.

 3. Sport Integrity Intelligence Unit

Victoria Police has set up an integrity unit in February 2013. Its role is to investigate Integrity within Victorian Sport. 

JUNIOR BOCCE TRAINING CAMP 2013

Tristan Giacometti from New South Wales, the winner of 6 of the 8 events at the Australian Junior Open Championships (Under 18 and 21 division), really showed his strength in the training stages during the Clinic. He was joined in the clinic by two Victorian juniors, Michael Sartorel and Max Tricarico, who had also participated in those Australian Junior Championships. 

FURLAN HOLIDAY BOCCE CLINIC

Furlan Holiday Bocce Clinic

The sixty eight enthusiastic children from 6 to 12 years of age, continued to learn to play the sport in this clinic and then participate in a competition. This is the 2th school holiday clinic for the year. This event followed on from participating in a cooking class, the previous day. Children from the surrounding schools, Penders Grove Primary, St Mary’s High School and Holy Spirit in Thornbury, together with St Antony’s in Fairfield, joined with children and grandchildren of members in playing bocce.

 

 

TRAINING FOR THE WORLD MASTERS IN TURIN 2013

Australia will have competitors at the World Masters Games Bocce Raffa Championships in Torino, Italy during the 5th to the 8th of August. Raffa Bocce is one of the Games, 30 sports that mature aged sports people can participate in, in a friendly competitive way.

WORLD WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2012

 World Women’s Championship 

15-19 October 2012

Manisa, Turkey

 A full complement of six events.

The full complement of events- Singles, Doubles, Bowl Throw, Precision, Progressive and Doubles Progressive.

Syndicate content