Club’s wings clipped

Kevin Thomson (79), former president and club captain and a member for 12 years, said the club’s facilities were second to none, including two greens with six rinks, and clubrooms with a bar and restaurant.

He said 75 per cent of the club’s 112 members did not live at the RAAFA estate, where the club was located, but were more than welcome to join in the fun, which was becoming more popular with younger people, not just retirees.

Mr Thomson said the club originally had about 600 members and the ‘alarming’ decline in membership, due in part to sickness and the passing of long-time members, meant it would be hard for the club to remain competitive.

He said the club entered two divisions in the men’s Thursday and Saturday Bowls WA pennants and the women entered two divisions in the Tuesday competition, but none of the teams had any reserve players.

The club is at the RAAFA estate on Bull Creek Drive. For more information, call Mr Thomson on 9332 7153.