The Smithton Bowls Club is back into the swing of things following a break over the festive season and with a new synthetic turf to boot.
Nominated by The Smithton Club, the local bowls club last month received a $2000 grant through TASkeno Community Fund to go towards new training accessories and synthetic turf equipment.
These additions will allow players to hone their bowls delivery, says club president Rodney O’Halloran.
During last Saturday’s games, the Saints’ Division Two team went down by one shot. Despite winning on three rinks throughout the day, this was not enough to take the victory, resulting in the team forfeiting second spot on the ladder.
On Thursday in Smithton, Div One lost on all rinks to a professional Penguin unit, featuring several state players.
Div Three finished with a win at Turners Beach, gaining 10 points and moving into sixth place on the ladder. A win is needed in every game from here on out.
Travelling to Wynyard on Saturday, Div Two played a crucial match. The Smithton skippers combined well to ensure a win and allow the side to move back into second place on the ladder with six games to go.
The Div Four team once again struggled for a win, as a number of players remain out of the game.
Tom and Margaret O’Halloran, Garry Reddick and Max Holden scored a victory after a run of defeats, placing the team 30 points short of fourth place.
A social day will be held on Sunday February 3 to officially open the new green. To make the most of the turf, players are encouraged to utilise the coaching expertise of Keith Reid. To find out more, call Keith on 0400 793 398.