Morwell to host 2020 Australian bocce championship

The Morwell community has been given a major boost, with Bocce Australia receiving funding from the Victorian Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program to host 2020 Australian Bocce Championships.
Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing recently announced the event will be held from June 4 to 8, 2020, at the Italian Australian Sporting Club in Morwell.
The 50th Australian men’s and women’s bocce championships will involve over 140 players and 30 coaches, (60% from interstate) and is expected to attract 700 spectators over the five days ofcompetition.
This will be the 50th anniversary of the Championships and the first time the event has been held in the Latrobe Valley. The Championships will be staged by Bocce Australia in partnership with Bocce Victoria as co-host, along with the Morwell Bocce Club.
The championships were last held in Victoria in 2015.
The $17.7 million Significant Sporting Events Program supports organisations to deliver sporting events that are national or international in focus, or have regional significance and are recognised by a relevant sporting body.
Since 2010, the program has supported more than 700 sporting events in Victoria, of which more than half have been held in regional Victoria.
They bring competitors, officials and supporters to our communities, stimulate the local economy and inspire more people to stay active and healthy through sport.