Back L-R: Mel Carr, Karen Potrzeba & Erica Frost. Front L-R: Mary Williams and Val Daley (reserves), Mary Burton, Trish Hagenlocher, Cathy Delbridge and Christine Morris & Tanya Drewitt (skips)

Historic Journey to Pennant Flag for Coorparoo Doves

by bqmedia

The Coorparoo Doves made history on September, 19 when they took out the Ladies Gateway District Division 4 Pennant title, bringing home the flag for the first time in 40+ years and the first time ever as members of the Gateway District.

It was 1979 when the Coorparoo women last brought home a pennant flag when they were a part of the old Brisbane District and before the Gateway District had been formed.

When the call was put out for nominations for the 2022 pennant season, just 11 ladies put their hand up. Two of the team had been bowling for less than two years, another few for less than five years, and this was the first pennant season for most of them – what an experience it was! With COVID, work commitments and illness, there were weeks where ladies with an injury still played just so that we weren’t forced to forfeit. The camaraderie between the strong, united team who were there for each other every week during the event, was evident to other teams.

To say that everyone was super excited to make it to the final is an understatement and we went into the game already feeling like winners. It really was just the icing on the cake to take home the flag.

The Coorparoo men also made it to the Division 3 grand final but, unfortunately, went down by a very small margin to Wellington Point. However, another fantastic effort and result for the club.

Contributed by Dennis Beitz