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Barefoot bowls
Players were eager to see whose bowls had landed closest to the markers. With novelty prizes on offer, competition was fierce. Photo: Kirstin Nicholson

Kirstin Nicholson, The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper

After an SOS from the Leitchville Bowling Club to save their bowls club, the community came out in force to try their hands at barefoot bowling on Wednesday, November 17.

President, Tony Cantwell, said they hoped to give a taste of bowling to people who had not tried it before and hopefully attract new members to the club. “We need the Leitchville community to band together, to come as one to a night like this and we would show them how it works, and give them a bit of fun.”

Archie Tooley
Archie Tooley focuses on the correct grip.
Photo: Kirstin Nicholson

Around 60 people attended, with friendly rivalry between the butcher, the bakery and IGA, and with others joining in when they felt comfortable. 

With the sport open to people as young as 10 years old, and coaching available, this is a great opportunity to learn a new sport in a supportive and safe environment. 

Megan Perry
Megan Perry’s determination shows.
Photo: Kirstin Nicholson

“Leitchville has lost its tennis club and the cricket’s gone to Echuca, so it really does need to have a hub that you can come to. We want to keep this club going, there’s no doubt about that,” Tony said.

“This night is about enjoying yourself, having fun, and then see how you feel down the track about helping us out and keeping the club going.”

Leon McDonald
Leon McDonald bowls in style. Photo: Kirstin Nicholson
The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper 25 November 2021

This article appeared in The Koondrook and Barham Bridge Newspaper, 25 November 2021.

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