Rob Wilson and wife Pam
Rob Wilson and wife Karen

The Dandenong Club has this week appointed Rob Wilson as its first, full time bowls coach.
Wilson is a former Victorian under 18’s bowls coach. He is nationally accredited and has been playing coach at Ashburton, MCC Kew, Armadale and Mt Waverley Bowls Clubs.
Wilson’s coaching role at Dandenong Club will involve managing the bowls office, coaching and playing in the pennant teams, serving members, running the club’s competitions and helping to develop the game and the venue. He will provide coaching for small groups or individuals looking to learn to play or to refine their game.
The Dandenong Club continues to offer opportunities for students from nearby schools to bowl at the club and Wilson’s exceptional work with younger bowlers is expected to be integral to the development of an academy for aspiring younger bowlers.
Last season a 25% increase in club membership was encouraging for the club, it was supplemented by the overall growth in its barefoot, corporate, schools and social programs.
The appointment of a full time, coach is part of the development by Dandenong Club as an all-weather, year-round hub for bowls. Two years ago, the Club undertook a program aspiring to get more bowlers at the club bowling more often and only recently announced plans to complete a $1.4 overhaul of  its main green.
These works have commenced and will include the installation of a Tiger Turf synthetic green, followed by the construction of a roof and upgraded surrounds. Planned for completion in September this year, the changes will provide year-round protection and access to the green day or night.
It is an exciting time for those that bowl at the Dandenong Club and for bowls in general.
He will commence full time employment from September 3, however will oversee the clubs pre season training program. An opportunity for members to meet the coach is in planning.
We welcome Rob, wife Karen and his family to our Club and look forward to a long and rewarding partnership.