Brighton Bowls Club is putting forward a fresh, younger face in the community. Marketing director John Wilson is passionate about a younger generation experiencing the sport of lawn bowls.
So much so, the club is looking to implement Jr Jack Attack, a participation program aimed at bringing bowling to children in a fun and informative way.
“We have put together a survey to gauge interest in the program, as we have seen a definite rise in interest in the community and we are keen to dispel the myth that the sport is just for the older generations,” he says.
“If there is sufficient enthusiasm we will organise an internal league competition within the club.
“There are so many benefits for young people including socialising with other school members, learning from and respecting seniors and community involvement.”
The Sandgate Scouts are behind this junior development trend, opting to once again hold their annual fundraiser at the club this month to raise money to send 15 local scouts to the 2019 Australian Jamboree in Adelaide.
Sandgate Jamboree fundraising committee member Paul Derry says the fundraiser venue choice follows a highly successful Barefoot Bowls day in 2017.
“We had around 100 people participate, many for the first time in their lives, and had amazing feedback from parents and kids alike with many requests to repeat the event this year,” he says.
“Lawn bowls is a fantastic sport and one an entire generation of family can enjoy and share.
“It is a unique mix of team and individual elements and a sport that is very affordable and accessible; and, I think we will see lawn bowls become much more popular with our youth in coming years.
“Our recent Olympic success has inspired and sparked interest within many kids (mine included) to play the bowls.”
For more information on the survey
or the Sandgate Scouts fundraiser visit brightonbowls.org
Brighton Bowls Club
147 Northcote Street, Brighton
P 3269 2385