World-class bowls facility for Moama
It may not look like much now. But come April next year, what is now a building site will house one of Australia’s most impressive bowls facilities.
Moama Bowling Club’s new, purpose-built bowls centre is world-class.
It’s built for bowlers. Designed for spectators. Made to attract the world’s best bowlers and bowls events to the riverside club based just over the NSW border – but still a proud Bowls Victoria-affiliated club.
“We got a great opportunity to build a functional space from scratch. Once we got the clean slate, we were able to get the functionality to go with it,” Moama Bowling Club’s bowls administrator Zane Mikin-Laurie says.
Everything in the $5 million redevelopment has been thought through, and thought out.
Four greens will house 12 undercover rinks, and 12 outdoor. 12 of the rinks are artificial, 12 are grass. With a high-quality roof overhead, weather is now far less of an issue.
There’s a brand new clubhouse, outdoor decking overlooking the greens, and room for hundreds of spectators to watch bowls in comfort. Car parking is plentiful too.
The facility is expected to be completed by April 2017, with Bowls Victoria’s revived Champion of State Pennant to be the first major event held at the new Moama Bowling Club.
As well as Champion of State Pennant, Moama’s two major annual events are the Ladies Premier Pairs Classic and Men’s Prestige Pairs Classic.
But Moama has its eyes on attracting more big events. With the club’s Murray Steamers part of Bowls Australia’s Bowls Premier League, that is an obvious target for the club – particularly as the BPL looks set to become bi-annual in future.
The plans are for Moama’s old greens area and clubhouse to be transformed into extended club facilities, and an accommodation resort.