Joondalup and Rockingham Bowl Patrol program right down kids’ alley

Brothers Hunter and Zac Mettam. Photo: Matt Jelonek
Brothers Hunter and Zac Mettam. Photo: Matt Jelonek

FINDING a sport down everyone’s alley is made easier with a new bowling program in Joondalup and Rockingham run during the school term.

The Bowl Patrol eight-week tenpin bowling program is open to children aged 6-12 of all abilities starting on July 24 at Zone Bowling Joondalup (previously AMF Joondalup) and July 25 at the Rockingham alley.

Program coordinator Ian Bridge said the purpose of the program was to promote bowling as a challenging, competitive sport that anyone can play while making friends.

“Tenpin bowling generally in Australia is seen more as a recreational activity by many people but all the centres run a number of bowling leagues providing opportunities for all to compete,” he said.

Brothers Hunter and Zac Mettam. Photo: Matt Jelonek

“These leagues are very popular and there is a pathway for juniors and adults with opportunities to represent the state, country and if good enough compete on the professional circuit.

“The challenge is better informing people that tenpin bowling is a sport and accessible for all people.”

The Hillary’s resident said from a disability perspective it was one of the most popular sports to play and was also part of the Special Olympics.

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