Community spirit on show at Inter-Village Bowls Challenge

Don Paviour-Smith reports: 

Last Friday saw the long-awaited Inter-Village Bowls match between Living Choice Alloura Waters and Broadwater Court – long awaited because of “you-know-what” that occurred in 2020.

It was a full turnout of 10 rinks – 30 players from each Village. The teams included many staff members, all of whom are non-bowlers, but whose company on this social occasion was very much enjoyed.

The day commenced with a welcome from the President of the Davistown RSL Club, Gary Dowling, who gave a very interesting account of his observation of the development of the Alloura Waters Village on what was once a sports field where he coached soccer teams.

Sales Consultant Alicia Stacey said it was a “fabulous, fun day”. “Everyone was smiling and you could hear the cheers and claps down the greens as team mates were being cheered on and congratulated for a good bowl. For the non-bowlers like myself the residents were wonderful, teaching us and having a good conversation along the way. Several non-bowlers also came to cheer their fellow residents on,” she added.

The weather was good, the bowling was mixed and a great time was had by all. The event concluded with a sausage sizzle lunch and the presentation of prizes

For the record, Broadwater Court won in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 tournament and Broadwater Court won again this year. The real winner, however, was the wonderful community spirit on display throughout the day.

PHOTOS BY JEAN PAVIOUR-SMITH, ALICIA STACEY & REBECCA ROESE