Bundoora RSL flew high but under the radar. Until now.

by Team BV

Last Saturday was the start of our new Pennant season. There were smiles all around metropolitan Melbourne, but the smiles were even wider at Bundoora RSL Bowling Centre following an amazing 2019/20 season which unfortunately went under the radar when COVID cruelly cut their winning streak short.

Bundoora RSL (also Season 2019/20’s Minor Premiers) only lost one game throughout the season which was a competition record, gaining the highest total of points ever in the Metropolitan Premier Division.

Bowls Victoria CEO Tony Sherwill jumped down to the club to present last season’s Premiership Team with their premiership medallions and flag. Other dignitaries included the local Mayor of Banyule, Councillor Rick Garotti and the President of the Watsonia RSL Branch, Mr Jeff Mawkes.

This was Bundoora RSL’s second Premier Division Premiership in its short 45 year history. Previously winning in season 2004/05, two enduring players represented the club in both grand final victories; Adam Galloway and Luke Aiello. Contrasting that, 2004 also being the birth year of Bundoora RSL’s youngest Premiership player Liam Turner at the tender age of 16. Also, another rarity being three brothers, Jason, Brad and Steven Schwarzer who threw on the club shirt for the club’s top side.

Bundoora RSL opened the new 2020/21 season at home with a fiercely fought battle against the newly promoted MCC Premier Division team, winning 70 to 68 shots, with the aim and determination to repeat last season’s spectacular performance.

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