Jeffery Bradley was born at Temora, NSW in 1945. He first “played” bowls at the age of 11 in Temora, practising with his father’s bowls. He was encouraged by his father to play his first game of bowls in the Temora Easter Singles Tournament at the age of 24, following this he took up the game seriously, joining the North Sydney Bowling Club. In 1974 as a member of the Manly Club he won the Club Singles, Triples and Fours Championships.
Joining the Cooma Bowling Club in 1979, soon after moving from Sydney, Jeff first entered the Club Championships in 1980. He was undefeated in Club Singles play during the decade of the 1980’s. His team Championship wins included the Pairs in 1980, 1982, 1983 and 1984, Triples 1983 and Fours 1987.
In Monaro District Championships, Jeff won three Singles, two Pairs and one Triples together with four Champion of Club Champions singles and one Pairs. He also won three Zone 7 Championships.
Highlight of his career was being runner-up in the Australian Singles Championship in 1983, being defeated 31-26 in the final. However, 1985, was probably Jeff’s most successful year in which he won the Club, District, Champion of Club champions and Zone 2 Single Championships, was then beaten 31-30 in the NSW State Championship semi-final and gained selection in the NSW State Side.
Jeff moved to the ACT in 1989 where he attained the No: 10 ranking in Australia. He also regularly represented the ACT in the National Sides Championship