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Rangatahi Training and Development Camps:

This year, Bowls New Zealand are holding three National Rangatahi Training and Development Camps for all aspiring young bowlers. This will be a two-day programme with the aim of improving bowlers’ skills in a fun and social environment.

Auckland: 10th & 11th (Sunday/ Monday) October 2021

Wellington: 13th & 14th (Wednesday/Thursday) October 2021

Christchurch: 16th & 17th (Saturday/ Sunday) October 2021

Bowls New Zealand provides:

  • Two full days training and development with Accredited Bowls New Zealand Coaches.
  • At completion of each regional camp, the player will be linked up with coaches to assist with their ongoing development and have a personal report completed and sent to them.
  • Quality coaching readying players for the National Rangatahi Bowls Singles Championships in Auckland on the 7th & 8th of December 2021

All camps will run from 9am (arrive at 8:45am) – 2:30pm with a 40-minute lunch break at 12pm. Accommodation and food will not be provided. The camp will cost $20 per bowler (lunch is NOT included in this) with a maximum number of 24 and a minimum number of 6 participants will be registered for each camp. Those who need to travel for this event must provide their own accommodation.

Entries open: Monday 21st June 2021

Entries close: Friday 17th September 2021

If you have any questions drop us an email on sally@bowlsnewzealand.co.nz

To register, click one of the buttons below.

Rangatahi Bowls Update

For those of you new to the term Rangatahi Bowls (pronounced rung -a-ta-he), this is what Bowls New Zealand are now calling our secondary school bowls (rangatahi is the Maori word for young people/ the younger generation). The 2020 – 2021 summer of bowls was an incredibly successful one with an upwards of 4000 rangatahi participating in bowls through various programmes across the country! Thank you to all the clubs and centres and volunteers putting time in to developing our young players, you are amazing. If your club would like support in growing or creating a Rangatahi Bowls programme, please email sally@bowlsnewzealand.co.nz.

After having to post pone our competition in March due to Covid, we have officially rescheduled the event to December this year. The National Secondary School Bowls Championships have now been split into two events: The Nationals Rangatahi Singles Championships and the National Rangatahi Pairs Championships.

National Rangatahi Singles:

This event will take place on the 7th and 8th of December 2021 (Tuesday/Wednesday) in Auckland. There will be separate sections for males and females. Students 11 years and over, attending an intermediate or secondary school are eligible to enter.

Entries open: Monday 5th July 2021

Entries close: Monday 15th November 2021

Click HERE to download the information pack including the conditions of play.

National Rangatahi Pairs:

This event will take place in March 2022 in Auckland. This will be a open event, with males and female playing against one another. Teams may have any combination of gender (MM, FF, FM) just as long as they attend the same secondary school. Students 11 years old and older attending a secondary school are eligible to enter the event. Students who attend an intermediate school, unfortunately, cannot enter this event.

Entries open: October 2021

Entries close: February 2022


Entry Fee

Entry fee is $5 per student.

Got the bowls?

Don't worry if you or your school do not have bowls, we will be able to assist.  Just let Bowls New Zealand know.

Competition Venues

Rangatahi Bowls Secondary Schools Championships will be hosted at the Epsom, Mt Eden, Glendowie and Remuera bowling clubs in Auckland.  Remuera Bowling Club will also be Head Quarters for the tournament.

Photography and Streaming

We will be photographing the event for future promotional purposes and streaming the finals so that friends and family who cannot make it to Auckland will still be able to catch the action.

Any student that is photographed and/or streamed will need to have their parent(s) and/or guardian(s) permission.

Bowls New Zealand will provide permission forms.