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Bowls Australia announces tech partnership to protect seniors

Bowls Australia has announced a partnership with a leading tech support company aimed at helping to provide support and protection to seniors from cyber-attacks.

Geeks2U (G2U) has become the bowls governing body’s official tech partner as part of a 12-month strategic partnerships.

Geeks2U General Manager, David Pisker says the partnership will help G2U connect with a older Australians to provide tech support and protection.

“This partnership gives us the opportunity to talk to the Bowls Australia community about their tech needs and how we can support them, both personally and commercially,” said Mr Pisker.

“Whilst bowls is a sport enjoyed by Australians of all ages, bowlers over 55 are part of a group that adopted new tech more than ever during the pandemic and we know they require ongoing assistance with advancements in technology in their day-to-day lives. That’s where Geeks2U can help.”

Bowls Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Kennedy, has welcomed the partnership.

“Bowls Australia and Geeks2U share a common goal of supporting communities, and with technology playing an ever-expanding role in the delivery of the sport and operation of clubs, it’s important to have systems and relationships in place to manage their support,” Mr Kennedy said.

As part of the partnership, G2U will have a presence at several major events hosted by Bowls Australia across Queensland and NSW; including the Australian Open, two Bowls Premiere Leagues and the 2023 World Bowls Championship which is held every two years.

During all four events, representatives from G2U will be at hand to assist attendees in downloading and configuring the Bowls Australia app and providing other general troubleshooting support for issues including phone security and battery life.

Owned by Australian retailer Officeworks, G2U supports individuals, households and businesses with tech setup, support, and troubleshooting.

The partnership will begin at the Australian Open tournament on the Gold Coast this month.

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