THE Friendship Day run by the Narooma Women's Bowling Club was an endeavour to show interested non bowlers how enjoyable a game of bowls can be, how you can start bowling straight away and then how you can get further coaching to improve your game if you catch the bowls bug.
Bowls is also a social game where you meet many people from Narooma as well as bowlers from all the towns up and down the South Coast and beyond. The invited friends enjoyed an afternoon of bowls skills games, a barbecue and above all a chance to meet 15 new people.
Bowls is a great sport to take up once more active games such as hockey, cricket or football are getting a bit too hard for you to be competitive but you want to continue to compete in some way and enjoy yourself at the same time. Many tennis and golf players continue with their sport but enjoy bowls as well to expand their friendship circle.
The president of the NWBC, Barbara McNamara, said that when she moved to Narooma she didn't know anyone but three months after starting to play bowls she had met over 150 people and had developed many firm friends in a short time. Once she got involved with bowls Barbara started playing in tournaments around the district to improve her game and to meet new people.
So, if you didn't get a chance to come to the Friendship Day and you would be interested in trying bowls, before you get too old, give the bowls office a ring on 4476 1214 and leave a message and we will get back to you to arrange a time to come and have a roll up and also meet some of the bowlers.