Junior Come & Try at Marlin Coast

by bqmedia

Marlin Coast Bowls Club recently held a Junior Come & Try day attracting 13 participants. The turnout was much better than the Come & Try day in late December, where only five children participated. Granted, it was just before Christmas and probably a little inconvenient for some. We spoke with a couple of the young bowlers and heard that, up here at least, most people still don’t see bowls as a sport for juniors.

The thing is, sometimes it is not just about the number of participants. One of the mothers is a homeschooler. We mentioned holding another Come & Try day in January before school holidays finished, and she agreed it was a good idea. It was a much better turnout this time with the 13 young bowlers, especially given the inclement weather and illness that kept others away.

The children had a lot of fun, due to the efforts of several club members who did an excellent job in showing them how to bowl. We also had fun activities for the children, like trying to bowl between bollards, down tunnels, over discs, and onto cloth mats.

They had so much fun that the Cairns Home Education system has decided to make bowls a fortnightly Friday event, appropriately called ‘Friday Fun’. How good is that!

Contributed by Christine Scott