Flapper to lead Jets

Matt Flapper will coach the Geelong Jets in their inaugural Bowls Premier League season.

Ocean Grove Bowling Club coach Matt Flapper will lead the Geelong Jets in their inaugural Bowls Premier League season.

Former Australian representative Flapper brings a wealth of experience, passion, and expertise to the Geelong Jets.

Ocean Grove Bowling Club chief executive Nathan O’Neill said Flapper’s appointment was a monumental step for the team, considering his extensive experience and being highly regarded in the sport.

“Matt’s BPL experience as a player, strategic acumen, and passion for the sport are second to none,” he said.

“He brings a wealth of knowledge and a winning mindset that will undoubtedly inspire and elevate our team. Matt’s track record speaks for itself. His leadership will not only enhance our performance on the national stage but also reinforce Geelong’s standing as a leading bowls region across the country.”

“What an opportunity, I am thrilled to be involved with such a talented team,” he said.

“Our roster is filled with exceptional players, but more importantly, great people who will be terrific ambassadors for the Geelong Jets, and I am eager to see what we can achieve together. It’s going to be thrilling to sit rink side watching these three strut their stuff.”

Bowls Premier League is a biannual bowls competition involving teams from around Australia.

The competition was founded in 2013 as a way to popularise the sport by presenting in a modernised format, using the term ‘made-for-television’ and the T20 of bowls.

The competition features faster play, modified rules, colourful clothing and comprehensive television coverage.

This year’s tournament is from November 11 to 15 at Club Pine Rivers, Brisbane.