Bowls Club cleans up at awards night

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

THE Moss­man Me­mo­rial Bowls Club scooped four pres­ti­gious IGT and Clubs Queens­land awards for ex­cel­lence at the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre last week.

The lo­cal club won the IGT best club in a ru­ral com­mu­nity, best bowls club venue (small club), spe­cial achieve­ment award for re­spon­si­ble gam­bling and - for the sec­ond year run­ning - the best com­mu­nity ser­vice by a li­censed club (small club) award.

Man­ager Kevin Rynne col­lected the awards in front of 1400 guests and paid tribute to his team for earn­ing nom­i­na­tions in nine cat­e­gories.

“It is re­ally a com­pli­ment to the team who work at the bowls club for their hard work and attitude,” he said.

“The Moss­man Bowls Club staffs are very friendly and the mem­bers are wel­com­ing so it is great to see them re­warded for their ef­forts.

“Our fa­cil­i­ties here at the club are among the best for a small club in the state and I think peo­ple are re­al­is­ing if they pa­tro­n­ise their lo­cal club, the prof­its go back into the com­mu­nity.”

Clubs Queens­land pres­i­dent Don Seccombe said more than ever our com­mu­nity clubs need some­thing to cel­e­brate.

“Strug­gling or not, our com­mu­nity clubs are still out there ev­ery day, hold­ing their nerve, and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence by pro­vid­ing affordable ju­nior sport, en­ter­tain­ment, fa­cil­i­ties, sup­port for our re­turned ser­vice men and women, equip­ment, and ac­tiv­i­ties for peo­ple to stay fit in body and mind,” he said.

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