New gear for next generation of local bowlers
Posted: 2 April 2019
Busselton Water’s community grants program has seen the Busselton Bowling Club arm its youngest bowlers with seven sets of lightweight bowls for its two new programs – Junior Bowls and Bowls for the Disabled.
Rolling out the new equipment as part of the Junior Bowls program last week was Georgiana Molloy Anglican School where the Year 10s were able to learn from some of the Club’s best as part of their Physical Education class.
Busselton Water Chair Helen Shervington said that the local water provider was thrilled to support a club which established its foundations more than a century ago and provides education and support from people of all ages.
“Like us, Busselton Bowling Club has a strong sense of community – showcased particularly through these two new programs,” said Ms Shervington. “We’re thrilled to support them.”
Junior Bowls Program Coordinator, Helen Paganoni said she was thrilled with Busselton Water’s funding which has helped the Club to make the sport more accessible to young people.
“I love that these new sets of lightweight bowls mean we can introduce our sport to young people and people of all abilities,” said Helen. “Lawn bowls aren’t cheap. Costing between $400 and $600 per set, there’s no way we could afford these without Busselton Water’s support.”
“Bowls is an enjoyable game for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities – even more so with the invaluable assistance given by Busselton Water.”
Georgiana Molloy Anglican School Year 10 student Macklin O’Reilly has relished the opportunity to learn a new skill and meet new people.
“I’m really enjoying getting out into the community and learning a new skill,” said Macklin. “The volunteers at the bowls club have been great at teaching us the rules and strategies of the game. It’s something a little bit different and fun.”
For more information on Busselton Water’s Community Partnership Program, visit busseltonwater.wa.gov.au