Twilight bowls a summer hit
Finley Bowling Club, better known as the ‘Bowlo’, is an iconic community venue that has been operating for more than 70 years.
The Bowlo competes in the Murray Valley Bowls Association and was declared the Berrigan Shire Hospitality and Tourism Business of the Year in 2013.
The club has more than 550 members, comprised of 50 bowlers and 500 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.
‘‘Since the Bowlo started it’s fundraising nights in 2012, total donations to local organisations and individuals in need exceeds $230,000; a number we are extremely proud of. ‘‘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 the competition season, the club also provides bowling equipment for any social member who wants to come down for a roll.
In the warmer months the Bowlo runs ‘Twilight Bowls’ competitions, and staff encourage anyone interested to keep an eye on the SRN 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 barbecue area; free use
of bowls equipment; and courtesy bus available on Friday nights and for special occasions.
The Bowlo has recently opened its popular KIDZ Zone, catering to children of all ages.
To become a Finley Bowling Club member, visit the team in Murray St.
Social members can purchase a threeyear membership for $20.
Bowling members can purchase a 12 month membership for $150.
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. 6
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