Bowls club wants to add players
Te Puke Bowling Club is looking to encourage more participants in the sport.
The club is seeking funding to buy bowls that can be used by those wanting to give the sport a try.
“Hopefully we will be able to get some to be made available to the younger ones who want to come and play,” says president Brian Bennett.
“We do get people donating their grandparents’ bowls — but those old bowls can be hard to play with — the new ones are easier.”
There are also players who offer coaching.
The club holds weekly community bowls that sees 120 players at the club each Thursday evening throughout the summer and there are several challenges like the one recently held between Cavanagh Panel Beaters and the local police.
Sky TV recently broadcast a team-six team league competition using the new fast Bowls3five format and Brian believes that may also have whetted the appetite of potential new players.
The club has six representative players, plays in the Western Bay inter club competition and caters for everyone from those wanting serious competitive bowls to social players.
In Te Puke there are regular roll-ups and tournaments, with the Sunday afternoon roll-up followed by a barbecue.