Richmond Union Sees Success with School Program

by Team BV

Richmond Union Bowls Club welcomed Richmond High School to their greens this month for a fun-filled junior bowls program.

The Club ran a three-week bowls program, with the final day attracting 185 students from years 7 and 8 to the club.

The ninety-minute ‘finals’ session, included fun and challenging games like Tic Tac Toe, footy bowls, ‘21’ and traditional bowls.

96 students participated in the bowls competition, with the remaining students either inside the clubrooms playing team trivia, or assigned to a variety of roles like umpiring, coaching, social media reporting (highlighted by vision impaired twin sisters, interviewing the local State Member and Planning Minister, Richard Wynne) officiating, scoring, match day photographer or taking part in the marketing ‘poster design competition’.

The club was also privileged to have Aunty Joy Murphy speak to students and do ‘Welcome to Country.’

For students who want to pursue the sport of bowls, Richmond High School will be participating in the final of this year’s Victorian State Schools Championships. Students will be offered coaching and invited to represent Richmond Union in ‘Winter Pennant’ and 2019/20 pennant competitions.

More importantly, Richmond Union will also be offering students with club scholarships and free social membership for parents. The Club is committed to providing an organised and fun bowls program that offers a pathway to attract young people to our great sport.

The program was successful due to the brilliant band of club volunteers and enthusiastic sport teachers from Richmond High School.