Bowls coordinator for Wellington Point Bowls Club Leanne Grieve is hoping the popularity of two recent school holiday junior sessions will bolster regular bowlers to its Junior Development squad.
The sessions were held on both Wednesdays of the two-week break, each attracting about 40 players.
Grieve said this was the second school holidays that these free try-bowling sessions were held and five bowlers have been retained for the Friday afternoon squad (3.30pm to 4.30pm) where they learn to play and will ultimately compete.
“I am hoping this new round of free sessions may attract a few more junior players,” she said.
Grieve said she believed that bowls was a very different sport than it once was and certainly no longer just for senior players.
“What other sport do you know of that attracts players from eight to 80 and can be played for your whole life?,” she said.
The holiday sessions were run by Michael Sorrenson of Bowls Australia.
Meeting the players on the green was Cr Wendy Boglary, who had earlier provided a grant of $2311 to purchase six sets of junior bowls for the club.
Enquiries to Ms Grieve on 0433 431 248 or Coach Denman on 0402 517 354.