Bendigo VRI Bowls Club

126-130 Mitchell St, Quarry Hill VIC 3550

We compete in the Regional Pennant Competition, and have a long and rich history behind us.

New members welcomed, we run regular tournaments in the season, along with social bowls and other activities.

Premier District Centre Award 2019

The VRI Board of management is pleased to announce that the Bendigo VRI Bowls club has been awarded the Premier District Centre of the year award, for the continued support to players of all abilities.

In 2019 the VRI Board has recognised the outstanding contribution the club has made through its interaction with various community groups. The club provides lawn bowls games and activities to the local primary school and other local clubs and organisations. In particular it provides people with disabilities the opportunity to take part in a friendly stress-free sporting activity. Currently the club assists over 40 people, who have either an acquired brain injury or with a learning disability to enjoy the game of lawn bowls. The bowls club itself has two members who are deaf and one blind member, all of whom play at a competitive pennant level.

While the bowling greens sees much of the activity, the club room is also extensively used by local groups including the Bendigo Artist Group and Latrobe University, who provide cooking classes for individuals with learning disabilities.    

The VRI Board acknowledges the fantastic services the club provides to both it’s VRI members and the local community groups and is proud to acknowledge this through the Premier Centre Award.

Award presented by David Matthews (VRI President) to Vern Evans (Bendigo VRI Bowls Club President)
Club presentation lunch


BENDIGO VRI BOWLS CLUB Annual Sports Report 2019

Pennant: Div 7 Mid Week reached the Grand Final, Runner-Up.



Men’s Singles:Winner: Phillip Milburn – Runner Up: Maurice McMahon

Ladies Singles:Winner: Shirley Huggard – Runner-Up: Phoebe Stannard

100 Up: Winner:Howard Stern – Runner Up: Shirley Morrison

Club Pairs: Winners: Howard Beard & John Dullard – Runners Up Shirley Morrison & Debbie Williams

21 Up: Winner: Shirley Huggard – Runner Up Brian Rosewall


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I would encourage everybody and anybody to join the VRI. It’s a community and family that have been welcoming to me and my family. There are so many benefits and activities to participate and socialise to meet new people. BILLMITREVSK  VRI Member