Members of the Werribee Bowls Club are on a mission to share their sport with as many people as possible.
Community bowls co-ordinator Rhonda Edwards said the club would host a six-week competition aimed at “non-bowlers” from Wednesday, February 6.
She said that the Community Bowls Challenge was designed for colleagues, friends, community groups, families and friends of all ages.
In addition, the club will hold free junior development sessions for children aged under 18 from Friday, February 15.
Other progams at the club include Bowling with Babies program; Girls on the Green initiative and barefoot bowls.
“We are also working with Wyndham council to engage with multicultural groups,” Ms Edwards said. “We use our Junior Jack Attack bowls to visit community hubs and to introduce bowls as a recreational activity to multicultural people who may never have experienced bowls in their country of origin.
“These soft bowls and their games are also used for primary schools and provide a fun activity for the disabled.”
Last year the club was named runner-up in the Bowls Australia Bowls Club of the Year awards. The club is up for another award this year, the Community Sporting Club of the Year at The Victorian Sport Awards, to be held on February 20.
The Under-18 Junior Development sessions will be held on Fridays from 4-6pm,.
Details: www.werribeebowlsclub.com or call 9741 3229.