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A game that can bowl you over

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2013

One of the North Bowling Club’s oldest players, Ken Arnold, on the greens yesterday and (inset) in action. One of the North Bowling Club’s oldest players, Ken Arnold, on the greens yesterday and (inset) in action.

By Emily Roberts

The North Bowling Club is holding a learner's night tonight in a bid to attract new players to the sport.

Club secretary Stella Merritt said it would be held as part of the regular weekly social bowls.

"On Wednesday nights we have barefoot bowls for anyone who wants to come. They are more than welcome," Mrs Merritt said.

"We get lots of different people but we are trying to work it up. We get mainly adults but are looking for young people as well."

Mrs Merritt said people could either play competition bowls or just play socially.

"Age is no barrier. Wednesday night bowls are for anybody," she said.

The club has a resident coach who, from 6pm, will teach beginners how to play.

"Barry Hooker will be here for anyone who wants coaching.

"Just bring your mates down and we will work out teams. We want more members for the club."

Mrs Merritt said the sport of bowls "can take you anywhere".

"If you take it seriously, you can play in championships, pennant or play against South Australian teams," she said.

"We would like to have more young people play. We have a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, who are our youngest members. They are really good players."

Mrs Merritt said the game wasn't hard to learn and was easy to get hooked on. For more information, contact Mrs Merritt on 8088 1435 or 8087 7368.

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