20 October 2023

Try out lawn bowls at free Cooktown fun day

| Sarah Martin
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Fiona Lloyd, front, is excited about sharing her love of bowling with the community, including these students from Endeavour Christian College.

Throw on your favourite Hawaiian shirt and head to the Cooktown Bowls Club this Saturday 28 October to try your hand at lawn bowls at the club’s free, fun come and try day.

Club member Fiona Lloyd, who is organising the day, said she had only been bowling for a year and a half and wanted to encourage others to take it up.

“I had a friend who played bowls and he said come down and play, so I did,” Ms Lloyd said.

“I’m just giving it a go, trying to get people on board, encouraging everyone to come down and play, whether it’s just a social game or to get into competing.”

The club, on Charlotte Street in Cooktown, has regular social bowls on Wednesdays at 1 pm and 6 pm and Sundays at 9 am, which are open to all.

Ms Lloyd said bowls was a fun, inclusive sport that was suitable for all ages and abilities.

“Anybody can play, we’ve got members who are missing limbs, players with disabilities, it’s very inclusive,” she said.

The come and try day kicks off at 1 pm on Saturday 28 October, with a Hawaiian theme, music all afternoon, prizes and competitions.

Attendees are asked to wear bare feet or soft flat-soled shoes, with children over 12 welcome with a supervising adult.

For more information contact the Cooktown Bowls Club by emailing [email protected] or phoning 4069 5819.

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