Hong Kong visit a success

by Aaron Delaporte

On Wednesday 29th January, the Hong Kong Youth Development team played against the Bowls WA Academy team at the very picturesque Mosman Park Bowling club, to finish off their very busy tour as guests of Bowls WA. They were in awe of the amazing views presented to them when they arrived and had the cameras clicking before heading out on to the green. The players from Hong Kong ranged in age, starting at 14, and obviously had some very well drilled routines and deliveries.

The morning session was played with three rinks of fours and ended up with a drawn aggregate.

In the afternoon, the players were divided into two rinks of singles, two rinks of pairs and two rinks of triples.  The wind had changed significantly and this  was much more of a challenge for the Hong Kong players, with the Academy team recording a much bigger win across all rinks.

The on and off field comradery between the Academy team and  the Hong Kong team was a very pleasing aspect of the day. Mosman Park and Bowls WA put on a superb morning tea, lunch and afternoon nibbles for the visitors  who, even when the day was finished, they went back out onto the greens and rolled  a few extra ends for practice before heading off to their hotel for their evening meal.

President of Bowls WA and Mosman Park member, Kerry Andersen welcomed and farewelled the visitors, who in turn presented the club with a memento of their visit.

Bowls WA would like to thank all the host clubs for their tremendous support and hospitality of the Hong Kong Youth visit to Perth. We hope this will begin a regular partnership between the two associations into the future.