Chance to try a different sport in Moree

Lined up: Barefoot bowler Kerry Gooda 'on the drive' during a social bowls night at the Moree and District Services Club. Bowling is about strategy and accuracy.

Lined up: Barefoot bowler Kerry Gooda 'on the drive' during a social bowls night at the Moree and District Services Club. Bowling is about strategy and accuracy.

Looking for some exercise in a fun and social environment?

Then come along to the Moree and District Services Club every Wednesday night for a game of barefoot and social bowls.

Men, women and teenagers are all welcome to try their hand at this centuries old game. Size and strength matters is many sports but bowls is a game of skill, strategy, accuracy and finesse.

Don’t worry if you do not have the proper foot wear as you can be barefoot and the club will supply you with a set of bowls.

Bowling has been a strong sport in Moree for more than 40 years.

There was once two bowling clubs within the town however around the turn of the century one club folded and members transferred to the Moree Services Bowls Club to form one strong club that continues to grow.

There are currently 64 registered members of the bowling club with a boost of young members in the last two years.

It was me: Jacob 'Tackle' Berry and Brock 'Zero 5' Heffernan trying to determine who has the winning shot. Both bowlers were very close. Photos: Supplied.

It was me: Jacob 'Tackle' Berry and Brock 'Zero 5' Heffernan trying to determine who has the winning shot. Both bowlers were very close. Photos: Supplied.

Wayne Tighe and the new committee have taken the club into the 21st century by creating an email address and Facebook presence to attract younger members.

“They’ve really instilled a certain sense of excitement and youth into the club which has generated a bowling resurgence in the town,” secretary Wes Macpherson said.

The members of the club will be able go give new players a few tips on how to play the game. It only costs $6.00 and you are always ensured of several hours of fun and banter.

The club has it’s courtesy bus available should you wish to drown away the worries of the busy work day and you never know you might just get interested in the game and join the club.

Lawn Bowls is a game whereby you can represent your country.

So if you have ever harboured the dream of wearing the green and gold now is the time to start training as the Commonwealth Games is being held towards the end of 2018 and it is just up the road on the Gold Coast.

Contact Wayne Tighe on 0428 542 299 for more information or to get a team from your business house together. Otherwise just pop down to the club around 6pm on Wednesday evening.