Pop­u­lar lo­cal Bowlo

Southern Riverina news - - LOCAL CLASSIES -

Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club, bet­ter known as the ‘Bowlo’, is an iconic com­mu­nity venue that has been op­er­at­ing for over 66 years.

The Bowlo con­tests the Murray Val­ley Bowls As­so­ci­a­tion and was de­clared the Ber­ri­gan Shire Hos­pi­tal­ity and Tourism Busi­ness of the Year in 2013.

The club has over 500 mem­bers, com­prised of 60 bowlers and 467 so­cial mem­bers, but man­ager Fred Bray­bon en­cour­ages new mem­bers to join so the club can con­tinue to flour­ish.

‘‘We want to main­tain our ac­tive sup­port of com­mu­nity groups,’’ he said.

‘‘The Bowlo is well known for its en­thu­si­as­tic sup­port of var­i­ous lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions, and that’s the way we would like it to stay.’’

Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club boasts top class bowl­ing greens that are widely re­garded as being of ‘cham­pi­onship’ qual­ity.

Aside from host­ing tal­ented lo­cal and re­gional bowlers through­out com­pe­ti­tion sea­son, the club also pro­vides bowl­ing equip­ment for any so­cial mem­ber who wants to come down for a roll.

In the warmer sea­sons the Bowlo runs ‘Twi­light Bowls’ com­pe­ti­tions, and staff en­cour­age any­one in­ter­ested to keep an eye on the club’s Face­book page for dates.

The club­house in­cludes wheelchair ac­cess and is reg­u­larly en­joyed by club and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

Some of the club­house fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a fully-stocked club and worker’s bar; meet­ing and func­tion rooms avail­able for hire; ca­ter­ing ser­vices avail­able via book­ing; out­door un­der­cover BBQ area; free use of bowls equip­ment; and cour­tesy bus avail­able on Fri­day nights and for special oc­ca­sions.

To be­come a Fin­ley Bowl­ing Club mem­ber, visit the team in Murray St. So­cial mem­bers can pur­chase a three-year mem­ber­ship for $20. Bowl­ing mem­bers can pur­chase a 12 month mem­ber­ship for $125.

For fur­ther en­quiries and in­for­ma­tion call the Bowlo on 5883 1324.

To keep up to date on up­com­ing events and the lat­est news, visit the Face­book page at https://www.face­book.com/ Fin­leyBowl­sClub.

Cheryl, Norm, Lach­lan and Will Barnes en­joy­ing a meal at the Bowlo.

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