27 March, 2024

Bowlers take to the Woodford Bowlers take to the Woodford green under lights

Tuesday night bowls has become a hit in Woodford in the past several weeks, with numerous businesses and local community groups taking part in the triples event.

By Liam Hauser

Many businesses and community groups have taken to Tuesday night bowls in Woodford.
Many businesses and community groups have taken to Tuesday night bowls in Woodford.

Following the unveiling of new floodlights late last year, the club sought to trial a weekly ‘business bowls’ competition which has since flourished.

More than 50 bowlers have often attended, as competitors have come from organisations including the Woodford Lions Club, Woodford Men’s Shed, Ray White real estate, Stanmore Rural Fire Brigade, Woodford Hotel, D’Aguilar Hotel, Priceline Pharmacy, Walker’s Pharmacy, Woodford Medical Centre, Advance Remedial Massage, and Paul Burnage Plumbing & Gas.

Many of the attendees enjoy a meal at the clubhouse from 6pm, before taking to the greens at 6.30pm.

Woodford Bowls Club chairperson Raymond Auer said a lot of long-term locals were giving bowls a go for the first time, while the occasion also enabled people to make new friends and establish community networks as well as interact with various businesses and community groups.

“It’s a community thing to bring the businesses together,” he said.

Raymond said a lot of activity at the club had gone into a lull during covid, before many people came back to the club last year.

With the club also staging events like birthday parties, Christmas parties, wakes, Playitt and other functions, Raymond said upcoming changes would include kitchen upgrades, new carpet, and a new outside toilet block.


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