TBAQ Welcomes new Development Officer – KANE DEAN-EDDY

TBAQ Welcomes new Development Officer – KANE DEAN-EDDY

Tenpin Bowling Association of Queensland has a reputation within the industry, and the bowling community across Australia, as a progressive and highly successful State Sporting Organisation.   Its small, but dedicated operational team, ably supported by equally passionate committees and local association volunteers and community organisations, provides tenpin bowling as a sport and recreation for people of all abilities throughout Queensland.

This team now includes Kane Dean-Eddy who recently graduated from Griffith University Gold Coast, having completed a Bachelor of Sport Development/ Business degree, majoring in Sport Management. For two years Dean-Eddy was the treasurer of The Griffith University Sport Development Association, (GUSDA) and had a considerable influence on event planning – this included the Nitro Sprint Triathlon which is a large event for both staff and students across campus.

 

He was also a coach at First Fives Rugby, which introduces 2-7 year-old children to rugby.  This involved travelling to many Early Learning Centres and rugby clubs and engaging them in various activities that helped with both skill development and giving these children a fun, accessible way for exercising.  During this time, Dean-Eddy also completed an Internship at Gold Coast Basketball, where he assisted in game day preparation for the Gold Coast Rollers games in the NBL1, together with the role of assistant coach for one of the junior basketball camps.

 

“As someone who loves bowling and has a strong passion for increasing participation in sport, I want to help grow both the popularity and accessibility for bowling programs across Queensland, especially at the grassroots level,” he stated.  “I am very excited to begin my journey at TBAQ as I get to learn more about a sport I love and where I can have a real impact by using sport as a vehicle for social change,” Dean-Eddy added.

“On behalf of the TBAQ Board, I welcome Kane joining our team and look forward to working with him in developing the sport of tenpin bowling across Queensland for the benefit of bowlers and industry stakeholders alike,” said TBAQ CEO, Gail Torrens.   “Kane has hit the ground running, and has already demonstrated his enthusiasm for achieving those goals,” she remarked.

 

“The sport services provided by TBAQ include the highly successful Roll ‘n Strike Schools program that engages over 70,000 students each year in Queensland.   “Coordination of this, and other key programs and events, will be integral components of Kane’s role, which I’m sure he’ll find challenging and rewarding,” Ms. Torrens stated.

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