Best bowlers on a roll

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

SPORT and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mia Davies con­grat­u­lated the best of the bowls com­mu­nity this month, in­clud­ing Man­ning’s Tom Mitchell who won a Bowler of the Year award.

MAN­NING’s Tom Mitchell won a bowler of the year award when he took out the Rosen­thal Medal.

WA’s best bowls play­ers were hon­oured at the awards this month.

Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mia Davies con­grat­u­lated the best of the bowls com­mu­nity, which now has nearly 16,000 mem­bers, at the an­nual awards.

“While bowls is one of the most pop­u­lar and in many cases the most com­pet­i­tive sport played by hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple of all ages, bowls is far more than just a sport,” Ms Davies said. “To so many who take part, from within our largest cities to our most re­mote coun­try re­gions, bowls is a way of life; a means of so­cial­is­ing and com­mu­nity build­ing.

“There’s no more valu­able as­set to a com­mu­nity than hav­ing peo­ple from a very young age through to the el­derly be­ing to­gether en­joy­ing com­pet­i­tive and so­cial play, side by side.”

Since 2008, bowl­ing clubs across WA have re­ceived more than $14 mil­lion in fund­ing through the Com­mu­nity Sport­ing and Recre­ation Fa­cil­i­ties Fund.

“Across the state, there are nearly 16,000 mem­bers of all ages who be­long to 207 bowl­ing clubs, all en­joy­ing a sport which is keep­ing them ac­tive and con­nected,” Ms Davies said.

Men’s bowler of the year Tom Mitchell with Sport and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Mia Davies.

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