MANNING’s Tom Mitchell won a Bowler of the Year Award when he took out the Rosenthal Medal.
WA’s best bowls players were honoured at the awards this month.
Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies congratulated the best of the bowls community, which now has nearly 16,000 members, at the annual awards.
“While bowls is one of the most popular and in many cases the most competitive sport played by hundreds of thousands of people of all ages, bowls is far more than just a sport,” Ms Davies said.
“To so many who take part, from within our largest cities to our most remote country regions, bowls is a way of life; a means of socialising and community building.
“There’s no more valuable asset to a community than having people from a very young age through to the elderly being together enjoying competitive and social play, side by side.”
Since 2008, bowling clubs across WA have received more than $14 million in facilities funding through the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund.
“Across the State, there are nearly 16,000 members of all ages who belong to 207 bowling clubs, all enjoying a sport which is keeping them active and connected,” Ms Davies said.