Types of Sporting Equipment

Lawn Bowls Equipment

Lawn Bowl Background

Lawn Bowls is a competitive game that’s played mostly in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Canada, and in some parts of the United States.  It’s very popular in Australia.

People have played the game, or at least something very similar, since ancient times. There are actually 5000-year-old Egyptian hieroglyphics showing youngsters playing a game with large balls across four-meter lanes.

Lawn Bowls is a low-impact, therapeutic exercise that’s ideal for retirees looking to improve their health.  Most players, in fact, are over fifty-five years of age.  The disabled enjoy the game, too. This shouldn’t, however, make anyone think Lawn Bowls is an easy game reserved for the elderly and restricted.  It’s certainly not.  It’s an extremely stimulating and exciting sport that challenges an individual both physically and mentally and takes years to master.  The game is also an excellent way to socialize with friends and is also an ideal way to meet new ones.

Lawn Bowl Objective

Lawn Bowl can be played outdoors, on a lawn, or inside, in a Lawn Bowl Club.  Indoor Lawn Bowl is played on a carpet or synthetic lawn.  A “faster green” indicates that the Lawn Bowl takes more time to reach the Jack; about fourteen to nineteen seconds longer, and should be rolled on a wider curve.   A “slower” green means that the Lawn Bowl takes less time the reach the Jack, about ten to fourteen seconds less, and should be rolled to take less grass or on a less curve.

There are various lawn bowl clubs throughout Australia. Rules vary in slight ways across countries, but essentially, in Australia, the game’s object is to place as many lawn bowls as close as possible to a white ball called a “jack” and sometimes a “kitty.”  Two players can play against one another and multiple people can play in teams.

More information can be found at the Official Website of Bowls Australia:

http://www.bowls.com.au/

Australian Lawn Bowls from Perth

Lawn Bowl Equipment

Standard equipment for Australian Lawn Bowl includes:

  • Lawn Bowls. Lawn Bowls are biased, that is they are made to roll on a curved trajectory.  Manufacturers initially achieved the curve or bias by inserting a weight on one side.  Now, manufacturers achieve the curve by altering the shape of the bowl.  Bowlers eventually learn to control the bowl’s bias by they way they hold they hold and throw the Lawn Bowl.   Lawn Bowls once used to only come in black or brown, now they are available in a range of colours.  Bowlers can also purchase labels or stickers to mark their lawn bowls for themselves and identify teams.

There are junior size Lawn Bowls for younger players and indoor and lawn versions, too.  The aforementioned green speed additionally impacts how a player chooses their Lawn Bowl.

There are many Internet sites that advise how to roll the Lawn Bowl.  Here is one:

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/lawn_bowling/lawn_bowling_quick_guide.htm

A Lawn Bowler can also purchase various bags in which to carry their Lawn Bowls.  There are bags in which the bowler carries and those that roll.

  • Jack (or Kitty). Most rules indicate that the Jack is white, but some shops also offer it in yellow.  There are indoor and lawn versions, too.
  • Lawn Bowl Clothing. Like most sports that have a history and that are played in clubs, Lawn Bowl has a dress code.  White has always been the standard colour.  Women usually wear blouses, skirts, and shoes and men usually wear shirts, trousers, and brown shoes.  In recent years, however, rules have relaxed.  Women’s trousers, polo type shirts, and the colour grey have become acceptable alternatives.  Clubs also have their own codes for indoor play.   A Lawn Bowler also wears certain shoes for either indoor or outdoor play.

These are the basic essentials.  Most lawn bowls shops also offer a wide range of additional equipment, including mats, lawn markers, scoreboards

Why Sponsor a Rugby Union Team

Sponsorship in the sports industry is a vast and very opportunistic industry simply because of the type of relationship that exists between a company and a sports team. Companies that well known globally are the common ones to fund individual athletes or the whole team and it costs millions or more per year. One has to wonder if the costs is worth it compared to the benefits or revenue in sales. What it really comes down to is  the sport played, the team or individual player and the company who is sponsoring. Rugby union is a sport played in over 100 countries across all the  continents making it a well known sport. Rugby has also been recently included in the Olympic sports competition which promises to ignite even more interest in financial investment. The traditional investors  are England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales (best known as the Six Nations), and Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Due to popular demand for this sport has raised the commercial value in these countries. The following are a few of the benefits to sponsorship:

Advertising Opportunities

Advertising these days can be a  difficult effort for many businesses. However, sponsorships allow for a company to always be advertised through the team whether it is game gear, company products being used , or ads (on Tv or the game arena ) etc.Every sponsorship package or deal varies and may have certain benefits built in: field signage, website advertising, company logo, design or name on the  uniforms, etc.This level of recognition actually costs less and yields benefits beyond what is expected. It really is as simple as a team member wearing a jersey or sports jacket made by the company for millions of people around the world to decide that they also want one. Not only are people being hyped about a brand but those who didn’t know will become aware of it. The further a team goes, the more free media coverage they will receive and can expanding the marketing reach. Expansion of the product leads to revenues that can be invested into making more products of different sorts. Depending on the company there may be room to venture out in the types of products or services they provide. This is a cycle that will always work positively for each other.

Good Will

Whether the team that is being sponsored is a small hometown team or international sensation, there are many fans involved emotionally to the team. People will always follow the team they’re loyal to. Sports is something that is widely supported for a multitude of reasons beyond what one can even list. For that reason, companies that help make it viable to keep a team going financially throughout the season are without a doubt recognized and appreciated for their support. Whether a company helps directly or not, the customer’s positive feelings will always lead to an increase in the market share, revenue, and customer loyalty for the business.local businesses investing has a positive effect on the community. From a public relations standpoint, a community gathering together in support of their  local  team is the type of feel-good story that news media want to share.