Willetton Club House Open

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Friday 21.11.2014 The Willetton Bowling Club officially opened a new club house this morning.

The club which originally formed twenty five years ago as part of the Willetton Sports Centre was left without a permanent club house in 2011 when that centre was forced to close due to management and building issues. Whilst other sporting club’s folded or moved away from that time until now the Bowling Club had managed to operate out of two demountables near the bowling greens. Thanks to the City of Canning, The Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotterywest and plenty of hard work through the management of the Bowling Club spearheaded by the President

Margie McLeish and Deputy President Peter Maxwell the club was delighted to be able to open the new 1.3 million dollar facility.

Speakers at the opening were Commissioner for the City of Canning Mr Stephen Cole, the Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon. Terry Waldron, the Member for Riverton Dr Mike Nahan and the Willetton Club President Peter Maxwell. All four joined together to unveil the official opening plaque in front of invited guests and Willetton club members. Maxwell committed a promise to those present that Willetton will make good use of the facility for both bowlers and the local community. Through recent promotion activities the club had already seen a 12% increase in club membership with the membership expected to continue to grow with the advent of the new club house.

Photo: Hon. Terry Waldron and President Peter Maxwell shake hands on the opening, flanked by Commissioner Stephen Cole and Dr Mike Nahan