Twi­light bowls a sum­mer hit

Southern Riverina news - - SUMMER SPORTS 2018 -

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

10:15am, names in by 9:30am.Novem­ber 30, De­cem­ber 7, 14 & 21. Novem­ber 23Meals avail­able Thurs­day, Fri­day & Satur­day nights

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