Bassendean Bowling Club club celebrate first premier trophy win


David Rhodes, Blake Nairn, Grant Stokes, David von Horn, Phil Hutchinson, John Franciseo and Arron Staples.
Picture: Julian Wright
David Rhodes, Blake Nairn, Grant Stokes, David von Horn, Phil Hutchinson, John Franciseo and Arron Staples. Picture: Julian Wright

The club had won on Sunday, March 20, for the first time in its 84-year history, the Men’s Premier League flag.

“It is an unbelievable feeling, I am still recovering from the celebrations,” Mr Opie told the Eastern Reporter.

“It was definitely a surprise; we are the underdog team.”

Club manager Deane Payne said the season in the lead-up to the win had been successful.

“Whilst our club is considered a small club within the lawn bowls fraternity, we continue to punch well above our weight,” Mr Payne said. “Last season our second side was promoted up to first division, a first in our club’s history to have two sides represented in the first division.

“The club has had a very successful year; winning the Premier League flag, our second side playing in first division for the first time has held its spot for next year, our third side playing fourth division narrowly lost the grand final and our fourth side lost the grand final by just one shot.”