Slovenian Bowling Association of Victoria

Slovensko balinarsko društvo Viktorije

It started in 1974, to create an opportunity for the Slovenian Clubs in Victoria to compete in a friendly atmosphere and thereby creating a type of unity between the participating Clubs.
Each year there is a competition with teams comprising of 3 men’s triples and either one ladies quad or two doubles. Each Club then hosts a competition where teams compete against each other and at the end of the season all the results are collated and the winners are awarded trophies at the annual Bowlers? Presentation Night (usually in May) and is held at one of the Clubs on a rotating basis.
Each Club also organises individual annual competitions where players compete for that Club’s trophy.
The Slovenian Bowling Association of Victoria’s participating Clubs are:

  • Slovenian Association Melbourne Inc.
  • Slovenian Association "Planica" Springvale Inc.
  • Slovenian Cultural Sports Association
  • "Ivan Cankar" Geelong Inc.
  • Slovenian Australian Social & Sports Club "Jadran" Diggers Rest Inc.
  • Istrian Australian Social Club Melbourne Inc.



Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.