Committee Members


Kane Blackman President

Current President of the Leederville Sporting Club, and Member for 3 Years

Father of two young boys (Finn and James) and together with my wife Sarah, we are strongly engaged and connected to the West Leedy community and all things Bowlo.

Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Good Sammy Enterprises, and a Non-Executive Director of various health and disability boards.

Passionate about inclusion, improved opportunities for people with disability, activating community spaces, and 1980s beer prices.


Deborah Connell (Nee Pett) Vice President

Resident of West Leederville for 32 years and a direct neighbour to the LSC for that time. I have served on the Committee for the past few years, and been actively involved in club, community and family activities at the LSC for over 15 years.

I have nine children and ten grandchildren, all of whom value the Club and the safe family venue and amenity that it provides for our community. We are really keen to engage our education, business and residential community to build an even stronger and inclusive amenity for everyone. I am extremely excited about our future, despite the challenges that Covid-19 has presented to us over the past few years. I believe the Club has seen significant change over recent times and it is important that we continue to manage the growth and expansion carefully and sensitively for all of our community. 


Matt Johnstone Summers Secretary

I am the current Secretary of The Leederville Sporting Club and have served in that capacity during several terms over the years having first joined the club over twenty years ago.
It has been amazing to see the recent transformation of the club with increasing community engagement and support from local, state and federal levels of government and it is a privilege to lead the club through the next stage of renovations and improvements over the next year.
I have lived in West Leederville since arriving from Sydney in 1992.
I am local real estate agent with over thirty years sales experience, I am Captain of The Fairway Sportsman's Golf Club playing out of Wembley and I have keen interest and personal collection of Australian Militaria.


Jamie Devitt Treasurer

Leader of large staffing, HR and consulting organisation.

Partner to Stephanie and father of three including Winnie; -appointed President of the Bowlo junior committee.

Passionate co-coachthe West Leederville Lakers basketball team, with one of our teams proudly sponsored by the Bowlo.

Founding member of Thursday Kicks and Beers and equal 4th in the votes at the inaugural Fowlo; West Leederville footy’s night of nights.
Commodore of the West Leederville Yacht Club: WA’s largest inland Yacht Club…arguably.

Attendee at two West Leederville Wet Eyebrows and Coffee swim club mornings.


Brain Buckley

My name’s Brian Buckley. I’m a local Dad living on Tate St (Baghdad end) with my wife and our three girls. I’ve been on the Bowlo committee for the last two years looking after the bar offering and festoon lights.

-wise, I own and run a couple of pubs in Northbridge (Picabar) and South Freo (Percy Flint) with my brother, Conor (also a member).

think the Club has become a great venue for the neighbourhood and beyond and look forward to it going from strength to strength in the years ahead.


Erynne Campbell

Erynne is an active member of the West Leederville community and an existing Bowlo Committee member. Having lived and owned property in West Leederville for almost 20 years, she is well connected to the residents and committed to the continuous improvement of the area. Erynne sells Real Estate in the area and has two young children at West Leederville Primary School. With a corporate background in HR and Change Management supported by a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UWA, Erynne understands the many dynamics that contribute to making the Bowlo thrive, including the reliance on passion and generosity from the constituents of the community. She has enjoyed working with the current committee to ensure our events have been successful and membership growth continued.


Dean Mitchell

Married (Robyn) with two fantastic boys , Sam and Luke.

West Leederville resident for 15+ years, now residing on Blencowe Street. A career in hospitality (I can pour a beer !), wine distribution / export, sales and business administration.

Co-Founder in Craft Alliance – we take local Craft brands to the world. (side hustle) State Manager WA/SA/NT for Southtrade International – (Parent company – Sazerac USA) (day hustle)

Tennis and cycling tragic, love sport, love a glass or four of Riesling and I have a strong sense of community.

I feel my networks through work and social connections can bring some vibrant offerings to the club.

Always happy to chip in and have a crack! (PS – drew the short straw. I wanted to be the red wiggle !)


Cam Sinclair

Cam is an experienced digital entrepreneur, political campaigner and community engagement expert. He runs a successful digital marketing business which helps innovative businesses around the world grow and succeed.

Cam lives in Leederville with wife Arabella and daughters Elizabeth (3) and Harriet (1).

Cam’s background in managing election campaigns gave him a strong understanding of government relations, media management and a broad network of contacts.