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DOUGLAS Shire residents young and old will get rolling at the Mossman Memorial Bowls Club for the next two months.

The historic sports club is hosting Come and Try days during March and April in a bid to get more people interested in the popular sport.

Mayor Julia Leu said lawns bowls fostered a fantastic social atmosphere and sparks healthy rivalry.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for people to step onto the green and have a roll,” she said.

“Age is no barrier in lawn bowls and I encourage everyone to give this popular sport a go ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.’

The Australian and Queensland Governments, through the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, provided $15,000 to Douglas Shire Council to deliver the Game On DS2018 – Come and Try project.

Game On DS2018 – Come and Try!” Lawn Bowls will be held at the Mossman Bowls Club on Johnston Road.

Under the guidance of Bernie Wolland, Inclusive Lawn Bowls will be held on Mondays from 1pm to 3pm for all ages and abilities. Carers are encouraged to participate too.

On Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm residents new to Lawn Bowls have the opportunity to come along and try friendly competition days.

Mossman Memorial Bowls Club Manager Kevin Rynne said he looked forward to a variety of people participating.

“As numbers are limited, we suggest registering your interest early,” he said.

“To be part of the Friendly compeition on Wednesdays, please register by Noon on the day and wear a collared shirt and flat soled shoes.”


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