Madeley: Kingsway Court retirement village holds annual “Foot/Bowls” Derby

Kingsway Court's annual “Foot/Bowls” Derby.
Kingsway Court's annual “Foot/Bowls” Derby.

WITH footy fever still sweeping the state, it was another win for the blue and gold on Sunday.

Residents of the Kingsway Court retirement village in Madeley held their annual “Foot/Bowls” Derby, with the Seniors Eagles taking on the Seniors Dockers.

Village social coordinator Joy Francis said the day started with the field umpire explaining the rules and the team captains going over the strengths and weaknesses of the skills on the opposing sides.

The field umpire explaining the rules.

She said there were many spectators to cheer on the competitors, with the winning team determined by the “accumulative scoring of points for successful through-the-goal-posts bowls”.

“The Dockers accepted defeat graciously, having been winners in 2017, leaving the Eagles to bask in the glory of being winners on the day,” Mrs Francis said.

“This was just one of the many ongoing activities and functions the village’s ‘young at heart’ residents enjoy.”

Umpire Merv Partington presents the trophy to Eagles captain Gillian O’Callaghan, while Dockers captain Jenny Mold looks on.