As preparations continue for April’s Commonwealth Games, Australia’s full squad contingent are set for a visit to Windsor Bowls Club in Brisbane on the eve of the sport’s showpiece event.
All 17 bowlers will make the journey to the inner-city club on Wednesday 28 March for practice on the greens, followed by a working bee.
The Australian Jackaroos will be performing tasks like marking green lines, cleaning windows and organising bowls stock in a bid to give back to the club.
There will also be the chance for some of the district’s representative juniors to share the green with the Australians, while the event open to members and the public.
National coach of the Jackaroos Steve Glasson said the experience will be an extremely humbling one for his team.
“Windsor BC is an inner city club who to their credit have emerged from a difficult time and are now a thriving part of the Brisbane bowls community with a vision to improve,” he said.
“The experience for our squad is part of Bowls Australia’s ongoing commitment to the community and the foundations of our sport.
“We are looking forward to utilising the greens at Windsor for practice which will no doubt contribute positively in our preparation for the Games, while also hoping to assist the club in whatever way we can off the green.”
Windsor BC secretary Alan Brown said the entire community was excited about the arrival of the Jackaroos.
“It’s gained a lot of interest so far within the club and also the Brisbane district,” he said.
“We’re excited to watch the team go through their Games preparation.
“We have some tasks already worked out as to what we’d like them to do during the working bee!”
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