Bowl­ing day to thank the supporters

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Philippe Co­querand­

BOWLS: Eidsvold Bowls Club once again came to­gether to thank the traders and busi­nesses who sup­port the re­gion at their an­nual Traders Day.

The traders day has been tak­ing place for a cou­ple years and is spon­sored by traders and busi­nesses in the re­gion, with the aim of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

Club president Lind­say Payne, said the event was a huge suc­cess de­spite his ab­sence for the past month.

“I was away for a month or so and the com­mit­tee or­gan­ised this day and I’m very grate­ful for what they’ve done and for our spon­sors,” Payne said.

“We’ve got traders from Eidsvold and across the dis­trict who took part in the com­pe­ti­tion which is great news.”

There were 60 play­ers who showed up to com­pete as part of 10 teams from across Theodore, Gayn­dah, Bin­jour, Monto, Mun­dub­bera and Eidsvold.

The sea­son has been in good swing but the club recog­nises there is a prob­lem with mem­ber­ship.

Sec­re­tary Lyn Tucker said num­bers had been de­clin­ing for a num­ber of years and seemed to be get­ting worse.

“The last cou­ple of years it would’ve been a par,” Tucker said.

“We al­ways sup­port our dis­trict so when bowls is on in Theodore or Ta­room we’ll be there and that shows our sup­port.”

Tucker be­lieves the prob­lem stems from there not be­ing enough peo­ple in the town.

“We had some young ones we coached two years ago,” Tucker said.

“You’ll find there were about six of them and they left school and went away, only one stayed here.”

Peo­ple mov­ing away from the town is a chal­lenge.

“They’ve had to go some­where else due to work, and you’ve got the rest of us who are get­ting older. There’s no­body to re­place them.”

The next event for Eidsvold is the Ken Mills bowls day held on Au­gust 20.

❝ We’ve got traders from Eidsvold and across the dis­trict who took part in the com­pe­ti­tion. — Lind­say Payne

GOOD LINE: Ron­ald Bligh play­ing bowls at the week­end. PHO­TOS: PHILIPPE CO­QUERAND

Teams united from across the re­gion for the traders bowls day.

Merv Thom­son from Gayn­dah hav­ing a bowl at the week­end.

David Roach hav­ing a ball at the Traders bowls day in Eidsvold.

Lind­say Payne, Gerry But­ler and Nifty Lamkin at the bowls.

Bowlers en­joy­ing the day out in Eidsvold.

Dave Al­lan in ac­tion at the bowls day at the week­end.

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