Footy Fun Day at the Cross

by bqmedia

It was a good NRL Bowls Fun Day at the Southern Cross Bowls Club in Warwick where most people wore NRL club colours and were sorted into football club teams for two games of competition.

Team Parramatta Eels were slow starters, but picked up some points in the second half. The Storm started well, but petered out as the competition got stronger. The Broncos had the talent, played well, but needed more than a new coach to get them over the line.

Last year’s bowls winning team at the Cross, the Dragons, were just too cocky to get enough points this time to do any good. The Bunnies put their best rabbit’s foot forward but got stuck on 13. The Cowboys had a good team, but unfortunately had some bad calls against them. The Bulldogs had a bit of bark but no bite and weren’t in it at all, especially after another forward pass from the Eels. Manly Sea Eagles thought a dozen points in each game would be good enough, but needed twin turbos to get them over the goal line. Just like a ref, the poor old jack was the centre of attention but was knocked about severely throughout the day and was found in the gutter more than once. The top scorers and winners were the Gold Coast Titans team players of Matty Shepherd, Cita Weier and Gordon Assay who won the mighty trophy that was kindly donated by Patrick Gainey, Clark Davidson and Dave Scotney. They will also receive Titans themed dot paintings from Pat as soon as the paint dries.

Thanks to our members as well as Penrith Panthers and North Queensland Cowboys for supporting our footy day with their generous donations. 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.

Contributed by Geoff Davis

Matt Shepherd, Cita Weier & Gordon Assay receive the trophy presented by organiser Clark Davidson (right)