FOLLOWING a successful season last year, the Glenorchy City Bowls Club (GCBC) has kicked off the 2016/17 Summer Pennant with optimism.
GCBC secretary Doug Lowe said that as a result of its high achievements, two of its teams had been promoted for the coming season.
“This includes a promotion to Division 3 in the Ladies Thursday Pennant and one of the men’s Saturday Pennant teams promoted to Division 4,” he said.
Labor Member for Elwick Josh Willie kicked off the new season at the official season opening held at the Glenorchy Lawn Bowls Centre in Berriedale on Sunday 18 September.
In his opening speech, Mr Willie praised the club for its success since its establishment in 1970.
“GCBC has been a major contributor to the popularity of lawn bowls in the Glenorchy district and since its establishment, the club has gone on to develop the number one synthetic green,” Mr Willie said.
“This is the first step in a program that will see the centre progressively expand to include more synthetic green surfaces, one of which will be an indoor venue, as well as modern clubroom facilities.
“I wish all GCBC members from all pennant levels every success for the 2016/17 season and it was my pleasure to declare it officially open.”
Mr Lowe said there was a “great atmosphere” among the members present at the season opening.
“They were all reassured by Mr Willie’s endorsement of the club’s initiatives on and off the green,” he said.
For the 2016/17 pennant season, three teams will compete in the Saturday Non-Gender Specific Pennant, three in the Midweek Pennant and one in the Ladies Thursday Pennant.
For more information about GCBC, visit www.glenorchycitybc.bowls.com.au.
Caption: From left, Mr and Mrs Eric Negri, Labor Member for Elwick Josh Willie and and Ian Youl pictured at the Glenorchy City Bowls Club 2016/17 season opening.