About
ABC

Mark Perry

A Message From The Chairperson

Welcome everyone, I am thrilled and honoured to have been elected as ABC Chairman for season 2015/16. To lead a club that will celebrate its 94th year and to follow in the footsteps of the club's longest leader and good mate Neil Bryce is a big ask, but through our collective efforts I am confident we can enjoy a successful season.

The new Board of Management will continue to build on the many improvements and advances made last season and we have made some changes to the way we operate. In particular, we have increased our focus in the bowls portfolio to more evenly spread the workload. I thank all BoM members for their ongoing commitment to the club.

We will be supported by the Selection, Match, Bar, Social and Maintenance Committees, who work effectively to ensure all bowlers can play on top quality greens and social members and visitors can also enjoy the facilities. The BoM will continue to work diligently to plan for the future both on and off the greens - and we have hit the ground running!

On the greens we will field Saturday and Tuesday pennant sides, along with our Tuesday night and winter teams, which have been regular finalists (a great effort considering many players are novices). To improve our skills we will provide regular coaching for both novices and experienced bowlers plus (and back by popular demand) the ABC Novice Cup and other events aimed at beginners. Speaking of beginners, new bowlers are also welcome to join us for our monthly 'Turkey Triples' social games held on the 4th Sunday of every month - breakfast, bowls and prize money on offer, a great way to learn the game!

Off the greens we hope you will continue to enjoy our fun Friday nights with fine food from chef John Hand and his talented team, plus barefoot bowls and a social way to end the week. Our schools and AAA programs run with the community centre will continue and we ask that all members support these important initiatives.

I would be remiss not to mention that this year and in coming years, the AMCOR development will dominate the local community and members can be assured that the club will continue to be proactive in the decision making process. Being a significant development project, it is likely that there will be changes to the facilities and what we have been used to, and indeed the whole Alphington Park area, but ABC will continue to be the sporting and community hub in the area.

I wish all members and visitors all the best for the coming season.

The Engine Room

Board Of Management

The ongoing success of the Alphington Bowls Club can be attributed to a committed team of volunteer board members. Strategy and planning have allowed the club the realise a number of key objectives.

Mark was appointed chairperson in 2015 and has a strong background in community development and engagement.

Mark Perry
Chairperson

Dianne's economics and educational management background add to the diverse skillset of the board.

Dianne McKee
Secretary

Annette is an experienced board member with a successful management committee background in basketball.

Annette Jesaveluk
Finance

A consulting engineer by trade, Mick's project management expertise make the running of Saturday pennant events a breeze.

Mick Billing
Bowls & Events

Wayne works tirelessly around the club and ensures that every member has a voice that is heard.

Wayne Goodridge
Bowls & Projects

Neil has a vast knowledge of bowls and ABC traditions along with over 20 years experience as a club office bearer.

Neil Bryce
Bowls & Development

It's not all about lawn bowling, and Anne's events make the club a fun and energetic place to be.

Anne Crehan
Social & Community

A renowned landscape gardener, Phil is responsible for our A+ greens and funky sculptures that feature around the club.

Phil Stray
Greens & Facilities

How To Join The Fun

ABC is your friendly local club. Our clubhouse and licensed bar facilities make us the hub of the Alphington community. So come along to our famous Friday Night Barefoot Bowls and Gourmet BBQ’s or have your next social event at your ABC.

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Membership

You must be a paid up social or playing member.

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$10 Per Meal

Pay for your meals at the service area.

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Have Fun

Enjoy the facilities and make some new friends.