Jul 26

Information about Upcoming Summer Pennant Season

Below are a few notes of information about our upcoming Summer Pennant Season (yes Round 1 is only just over 2 months away):

  1. Opening Day for the Pennant Season 2016/17 will be on Saturday 27 August 2016 at the Swinburne Avenue Greens and we are asking members to arrive by 12.15pm to allow our club champions to put down the first bowls at 12.30pm. A social game of bowls will then be played and a BBQ to follow at the end of the social game to celebrate the opening of the season.
    Please put your name on the list at either Swinburne Ave, Glen Street email the Secretary secretary@mccbowls.org
  2. Our Coach – Neville Wood-Bradley would like to meet with all bowlers who are playing pennant this season on Thursday 1 September 2016 at 6.00pm at the Swinburne Avenue cub rooms to talk about his expectations and goals for this season
  3. Neville has also advised that he will be having pennant practice matches on both Saturday and Sunday in September commencing at 1.00pm from Saturday 3 September. The matches will go for 18 ends or 2.5 hours whichever comes first plus there will no breaks. He is encouraging members to come to one or both Saturday/Sunday practice matches in the month of September. Lists will be placed up at both Swinburne Ave and Glen Street club rooms for members to nominate their availability to play in the pennant practice matches shortly
  4. It is expected that those members participating in Midweek Pennant will also have pennant practice matches. Lists will also be placed up at both Swinburne Ave and Glen Street club rooms for members to nominate their availability to play in those pennant practice matches shortly
  5. Please note that Midweek Pennant and Saturday Pennant Competitions will commence on Tuesday 27 September and Saturday 8 October respectively (subject to confirmation from Bowls Victoria)
  6. If anyone would like a Name Badge please the Secretary know as I will placing an order in early September, email your order to secretary@mccbowls.org

We are looking forward to the upcoming season and we look forward to see everyone down at the club for these sessions.

Jul 15

NOTICE – Lockers at Swinburne Avenue

We’re making a few changes to the lockers arrangements at Swinburne Avenue in preparation for the new season. To enable this, we ask that those people with lockers in the middle section as well as from the door under the TV towards the South Green, to remove the contents of their lockers by the end of July. You will be able to obtain a new locker after the move as we have noticed many spares towards the other end of the locker room.

We will be altering the arrangement of the lockers during this period and it would make our job a bit lighter if all contents were removed from the lockers.

If you have any questions, or a not sure if your locker is earmarked for moving, please contact Ian McKay to discuss.

Jul 13

2016/17 Pennant Season Selectors

The Committee, after careful consideration of all EOI for the Selector positions, has appointed the following members as Selectors for Saturday and Midweek Pennants:

Saturday Pennant

Trevor Rout (Chairperson – All sides)

Peter Marget (Sides 1-3)

Ben Winther (Sides 1-3)

George Dyer (Sides 4-7)

John Edmonds (Sides 4-7)

Midweek Pennant

Reg Davis (Chairperson)

Terry Connolly

Annette Kendall

We are looking forward to the new season and we’ll be in touch soon about pre-season practice as we get closer to the warm weather of Summer.

Jul 12

Winter Get Together – Southern Indoor

Get your bowls out of the cupboard for our annual Winter get together at Southern Indoor Bowls in South Caulfield. Details are below and you can send your RSVP via our online form at the link below:

When: Monday 25th July
Time: Be there at 7.45pm for a 8pm start
Where: Southern Indoor Bowls Centre – 350 Hawthorn Road Caulfield South
Cost: $5 each

If you are interested in attending please get in contact via the following means by Thursday 21st July :

We look forward to seeing lots of you there on the night.

Jul 03

Winter Pennant – Grand Final Result

Another Winter Pennant season has come and gone and although MCC’s participation was down on last year with only two sides entered, we played off for the Division 1 Pennant. At the halfway mark we were 8 shots down. We fought back valiantly in the second half and hit the front with three ends to play but could not maintain the form and went down 37 – 43. A great effort by those players who made themselves available.
Hopefully, next season, we can get more interest in this very enjoyable competition and enter 4 or 5 sides as we have in the past.

Jul 02

Sporting Sections Players Day at the ‘G

The MCC is holding an Ebeling Room function for the Players of the Sporting Section. The function will be run similar to our Functions in the Ebeling Room, but this will involve players from all the sections of the MCC.

When: 24th July from 2pm

Where: Ebeling Room in MCC Members

Click Here to see the flyer attached and let Culum Bennington know if you are interested. Please RSVP by Friday 15th July if you are interested.

Jun 27

Our next Footy Function – 16th July 2016

Attention All Members

At present we have the required minimum number of people to hold the July Footy Function and while its great that the day will be going ahead, we would like to see even more members with their friends and family attend the day. If you are at all interested, please contact Culum ASAP to get your booking in. This will be a great day to socialise with our fellow members and guests.

It’s time for our next Footy Function at the ‘G on Saturday 16th July for the Richmond vs Essendon game. So get your family and friends together to come along to this great social gathering. Even if you think you might come, please let us know as soon as possible so we can get the required numbers. The function will be held in the Ebeling Room and we have the following packages available:

The dsay will begin from approximatley 12pm (TBC) once the gates have opened.

What’s Included

Food: Cocktail Food menu which will be served around to all guests

Seats: A reserved seat on Level 2 outside the Ebeling Room

Drinks: 4 hour Soft Drinks Package or Beer/Wine/Soft Drink Package up until Half Time, then Cash Bar


Soft Drinks Package $40 (MCC Members Price) or $67 (Non MCC Members Price, includes Visitor Ticket)

Beer/Wine/Soft Drink Package $61 (MCC Members Price) or $88 (Non MCC Members Price, includes Visitor Ticket)

If you are interested or have any questions please contact Culum Bennington via email at culum.bennington@gmail.com or 0433 294 840.

RSVP is required by Friday 1st July. This will be a great opportunity for our members at their family and friends to enjoy a social gathering at the ‘G.

If we do not get the required numbers, we may need to cancel the event, which we really don’t want to do.

Jun 21

Winter Pennant Finals – the Grand Final awaits

Congratulations to our Winter Pennant Top Side who today beat Richmond Union 50-36 to make it through to the Grand Final next Saturday 2nd July. They will play Middle Park at Alphington. We would love to see as much support as possible!

The end of the Winter Pennant Season has arrived with our Top Side making the finals. They will play Richmond Union this coming Saturday (25th June) at Richmond Union starting at 1pm. Supporters are more than welcome to come along and cheer our side on.

Our second side unfortunately missed finals, but we thank everyone who played to represent the club.

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