State Advisory Committee Profile: Robert Baker

By Matt Stevens
March 5, 2021

Established in December 2020, The TBA NSW State Advisory Committee is a state leadership structure made up of various members from across the Tenpin Bowling community. The Committee is devoted to providing high-level support, leadership, and direction across several essential sporting and organisational portfolio areas within the state of NSW. will be profiling members of the newly established Committee to highlight some of the key people who have put their hand up to help the sport progress within the state.

This week we profile Robert Baker.

Who are you? – tell us a little bit about your background across the sport in NSW.

My name is Robert Baker, and I was a social bowler during my early teens. In the mid 70’s bowled in several leagues in the Newcastle area and represented NSW in the State Railway Interstate Tournament for six consecutive years. I won the Newcastle Restricted Masters in 1982. Level 1 coach and Bronze coach in training. Assistant Coach for NSW Presidents Shield Team in 2020.

When was the TBA NSW State Advisory Committee formed/When did you become involved?

I have been a member of the NSW TBA State Advisory Committee since its inception in late 2020.

What active roles do you currently look after, engage in, or participate in driving outcomes across the TBA NSW State Advisory Committee?

I have been assisting the Tournament Directors (Jim Bakirtzidis & Maralyn McLeisch) at the 2021 NSW State Championships.

What are some of the key aspects of the TBA NSW State Advisory Committee group including key tasks, projects, leadership areas, member support, and governance?

The primary key issue of the Advisory Committee has been organising the 2021 NSW State Championships.

What benefits does this committee have, and how will it positively drive the association of NSW tenpin bowling forward as we embark on the sport’s future?

Personally, it has been an honour to be a part of the NSW TBA State Advisory Committee and contribute whilst working harmoniously with the other committee members.

Who is welcome to engage with the committee and provide knowledge, expertise, insight, and advice?

Anyone who has an interest in our sport is welcome to join the committee. I am enjoying working with Jalen and the rest of the committee.

How often does the TBA NSW State Advisory Committee meet?

At the moment, the committee is meeting every Monday evening via Zoom. This will ensure the successful running of the NSW State Championships.

If you would like to hear more about the TBA NSW State Advisory Committee or if you would like to get involved, we would like to hear from you!

To find out more regarding this group, please email TBA NSW State Development Manager on [email protected]

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