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Shady characters welcome at bowls club

Shady characters welcome at bowls club

New covers increase protection – and player numbers (we hope!)

Burra Bowling Club
Image supplied by Burra Bowling Club

Out with the old, tattered and torn sun shades – and in with a set of new, thick, robust shades that will keep enthusiasts dry and sun-protected while waiting for their turn on the green.

That’s been the big news of late at the Burra Bowling Club in SA’s mid-north!

The installation of the new sun shades marks the end of a years-long battle to replace the old covers, which the club felt were a disincentive to new players joining, and older players staying on.

The change cost just under $12,000, including the donation of time and labour from members who installed the shades and their frames.

The Office for Recreation and Sport contributed almost $6,000 under its Active Club program.

The Active Club program has a 2016-17 budget of $2.55m. Grants of up to $5,000 are available for programs and equipment, and of up to $25,000 for facilities upgrades (on a dollar-for-dollar basis).

*The next funding round opens on 13 February 2016.

For more info:

Email: orsgrants@sa.gov.au

Or: http://ors.sa.gov.au/funding/apply_for_funding/active_club_program

Or ring ORS on 1300 714 990