Footy Fun Day at Southern Cross Bowls Club

Footy fun day at the Cross

by bqmedia on November 6, 2021

By Geoffrey Davis

The Southern Cross Bowls Club in Warwick, on the beautiful Southern Downs, recently had a Footy Fun Day. There were no injuries or send-offs, though the play was a bit rough with numerous shoulder charges from the bowlers as they went crashing into the head.

Twelve teams of triples took part in the first of a well organised “footy” event by Clark Davidson, with players showing off their favourite NRL colours. Actually, some were “showing off ” a lot. It also wasn’t known if the president was wearing a skirt or a flag.

The Rabbits must have been breeding and were there in big numbers, luckily they didn’t cause too much damage. The Cowboys had trouble mustering up a decent score, and the Manly Sea Eagles drowned in a sea of competition only managing to catch the wooden spoon.

Somehow the St George Dragons scorched the field, coming up trumps on the day with the highest aggregate score over 3 rounds and took home the major prizes of artwork of their favourite team. Congratulations to Kim, Cocky and Barry Frame who were all very lucky not to get 10 in the bin.

Pat Gainey’s excellent paintings were raffled and won by Bill Lee (Panthers) and John Lawardorn (Eels).

“Toucher” scratchy prizes went to Danny Lyons, Rob Francis, Al Thornton, Jim Lamb, Linda Nolan, Cita Weier, Greg Johnson, Kev Mooney, Cocky, Pat Gainey, John Lawardorn, Cathy Hankinson, Penny, Geoff Davis, Liam Holland and Nick Farmer. Raffle winners were Cocky, Liam, John L and “Handy” Al Thornton.

The BBQ lunch was well received and thanks went to all the volunteers that made the day happen. Next year we hope it will be even bigger and better with plenty of new ideas coming from the coaches.

For barefoot bowls, social and competition bowls, functions and bar, it is hard to go past the Southern Cross Bowls Club Inc. opposite St Mary’s Church in Warwick. Follow the club on Facebook or contact the Secretary, Cheryl on 0407 641 158 for any further information.

Winners L-R: Kim Hankinson, John Cochrane & Barry Frame