School students take up bowls

School students take up bowls
School students take up bowls

YANCHEP Bowling Club and Yanchep District High School have teamed up to teach teenagers tricks of the turf.

Bowling convenor Andrew Robertson said the club was keen to promote the sport, which had shifted from its traditional association with seniors.

“Lawn bowls is a recognised sport in its own right, recognised by the Commonwealth Games as a major activity for both men and women,” he said.

“The number of countries participating in the sport is increasing every year all around the globe.”

The club introduced a free program with YDHS this month to teach students how to play lawn bowls at its greens at Yanchep Sports and Social Club.

“The Yanchep Bowling Club is currently engaged in an active promotion of the game with the objective of gaining members to sustain and guarantee its future,” Mr Robertson said.

“One of the very first things the participants of the program are told is ‘We are looking for some players to send to the State under 17 championships’.

“There are no age limitations – no one is too young or too old to enjoy this friendly yet entertaining sport, and you don’t have to work too hard to be fit to play.”

Mr Robertson said the club had sourced sponsorship to buy equipment needed to train the students.