MakMax Australia has recently partnered with Barrie Lester to promote year-round bowling. The Australian Jackaroo, four-time Commonwealth Games medalist, BPL winner with the Melbourne Pulse, and part of the winning Men’s 4’s team at the 2023 Australian Open, recently told us how much he loved playing under MakMax Canopies at Moama, Club Pine Rivers and Wenty Leagues.
“Full canopies over bowls clubs are the way of the future…”, Barrie told us earlier this year over the Roast of the Day special at a Bowls Club on the Gold Coast. “I love playing under a canopy, and with Australia’s weather getting hotter and wetter, being able to play year-round is so important.
Being a Jackaroo and a former RBM of Bowls Australia, I know MakMax has been a loyal partner with Bowls Australia for over twelve years, which is really important, and I know a lot of people out in Clubland appreciate that as well.
MakMax do structures all around the world for different sports and different things, and that’s what I really love.”
Barrie’s simple, yet effective philosophy of BLEST, which stands for Bowls, Leadership, Excellence, Skills & Training, has seen him succeed at every level in lawn bowls, from club competitions to the international stage. Barrie uses this very same philosophy to share the love of the sport with others. With a wealth of experience to share and a friendly, easy-going style, Barrie runs coaching clinics and motivation sessions at bowls clubs.
If you’d like to book a coaching session for your club with Barrie Lester, or if you’d like some player-focused advice on choosing the best bowling green canopy, feel free to reach out at: www.barrielester.com.au.