My family have been big into the sport of Lawn Bowls for over 50 years with 3 family members having played for the country. I am, therefore, keen to keep people interested in playing Bowls. When I was over in Australia recently I stayed across the road from the local bowling club in a small town called Kingscliff where they had several bowling greens. Lots of folk – both young and old playing the game in a fun atmosphere – they seemed to be split into 2 sections – those that were there to play seriously and those that wanted to have a quiet beer or two whilst playing with the inevitable Barbeque at Sundowner time
Aaron Chilundo (22) has already played Bowls for Zimbabwe and holds coaching lessons at CBC during school term for about 20 girls from QE School in Harare Central. Last month I arranged for him to travel down to Cape Town to play in a big Bowls tournament with my brother Roy ( Zim Champ last year). They were runners up in the semis (fours) and Aaron just lost in the semis for the singles.
There will be a few spare bowls on hand for those that don’t have their own and Aaron will organize a short game for newbies to show them how much fun it can be
Aaron started playing bowls with his Mom when just at high school – so why not come down with your bored teenage kid(s) and share some time with them away from the blue lights of their cell phones and computers. Please send me an email or message if you are going to come along. Ciao Mike G.
Avondale Bowling and Tennis Club is on Highbury street between the Golden Stairs road and Upper east – not far from the 24 hour vet.