Doubleview bring in the juniors

by Aaron Delaporte on September 19, 2022

Doubleview Bowling Club is looking for its next era of champion bowlers and recently held its first Bring a Junior Bowler day.

Eleven youngsters took to the greens on a day which encouraged members to bring along a junior to play, the club had already successfully run a similar Bring a Mate day last season.

Doubleview Committee member David Cosgrove said “In the 2021/22 season we already had three junior boys play Men’s Pennants. In addition, we have another three boys who have been playing regularly with their grand dad as well as a sister playing so have a small nucleus of juniors involved and we hope we can continue to grow those numbers.”

Having members introduce a family member to their club is a proven way of bringing new people into the sport as they feel more comfortable with their initial visits whilst they build up a rapport with other club members and bowlers.

“We have found when new bowlers start the generation gap can be large, not only within the team but also the opposition. We are hoping we can create a larger pool of junior bowlers and if other clubs are able to do something similar, having a regular junior competition can only be good for the sport.”

Doubleview have scheduled more events for juniors on the upcoming school holidays 27-29 September with a junior Pairs competition on September 30th. Following that they hope to have a regular weekly training afternoon for junior bowlers during the bowls season.

For more information on the Doubleview Junior Program contact David Cosgrove 0412 624 312