Our coach, Neville Wood-Bradley has requested all pennant players (Midweek and Saturday including all sides) attend a meeting on Tuesday 1st September at 6pm in the Swinburne Avenue Clubrooms. It is expected that the meeting will only go for 30 minutes. There will be normal practice prior to the meeting.
Details for our Opening Day are as follows:
When: Saturday 29th August 2015 (12.15pm arrival for 12.30pm official activities)
Where: Swinburne Avenue Clubhouse
What’s Happening: Following the arrival of all members we will conduct the ceremonial opening of the green with our Local Member of Parliament John Pescutto in attendance to roll the first jack.
After the official duties, sides will be picked for a fun social game of bowls. This will be followed by a BBQ in the clubrooms (hopefully outside also, weather permitting) with sausage, burgers and other treats.
If you could please confirm your attendance by contacting Ian McKay at email@example.com or put yout name one of the lists at either Swinburne Avenue or Glen Street.
We hope to see everyone at the club on the day and don’t forget we will have Legacy Badges available on the day, just see Don Graham and his merry men to get yours.
It’s that time of the year again, the countdown to the upcoming Summer bowls season. With that comes our annual Opening Day at the club.
This year Opening Day will be Saturday 29th August 2015 at Swinburne Avenue.
UPDATE (as @ 26/8/2015)
Unfortunately last night Clayton were too strong for our Monday night side, winning the game and going into the Grand Final. Clayton will play Mentone (Wed) this Thursday at 5.30pm, so if you wish to see a good battle of bowls, head on down.
A big thank you to all of our members and others who played in all three of our sides at Southern Indoor this year. To get 2 teams into the final was an outstanding effort and the development of our newest and existing bowlers was very promising.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Club this Saturday (29/8/15) for our Opening Day to begin the Summer Season.
Last night our Monday night and Tuesday night sides competed in the Quarter Finals of Southern Indoor Winter Pennant Competition. The Monday night side played against Burden Park and were successful in winning through to tonight’s Semi Final. The Tuesday night side unfortunately played out a tough game against Mentone but could not get through the next stage of the finals. A big thank you to everyone who played in this side throughout the season to get them into the finals.
The Monday night side will now play Clayton in the Semi Final to be held tonight (25th August) at Southern Indoor starting at 5.30pm. So if you can, get down and watch some excellent bowls. In the other Semi Final, Mentone (Mon) will play Mentone (Wed) for a spot in Thursday night Grand Final.
With the final round of the season almost complete, both our Monday and Tuesday night sides will finish top of their respective ladders. This means both will feature in the finals to be held next week.
As it currently stands (and is very unlikely to change) the sides will take to the green in the Quarter Final this coming Monday Night (24/8/2015) against:
MCC Monday Night vs Burden Park
MCC Tuesday Night vs Mentone Monday Night Side
Both games will begin at 5.30pm at Southern Indoor Bowls – 350 Hawthorn Road Caulfield South.
So if you’re keen to see both our sides battle it out, get down to Southern Indoor this coming Monday nights!
If successful the following finals games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday night of the same week.
See you here
With one round to go in the Southern Indoor Twilight Competition (Tom Watson Cup) both our Monday and Tuesday night sides sit atop each of their respective nights ladders (click here for full ladders). Unfortunately it hasn’t been the best of seasons for our other Monday Night side “The Glen”, but it has provided a great opportunity for some new and existing bowlers to gain valuable experience in different positions ahead of our upcoming Summer Pennant season.
This is a great effort by all who have participated in all our side so far this season.
Further details about the dates for finals will be posted here once they are known.
UPDATE (as @ 20/8/2015)
The weekend following our fantastic Opening Day (6/9/2015), we will be having Pennant Practice every Tuesday for Midweek Pennant and Saturday Pennant until the start of the season.
Midweek practice will take place each Tuesday (from 1/9/2015 to 22/9/2015) commencing at 10.30am at Glen Street.
Saturday practice will take place over 2 sessions each Saturday, with the morning session commencing at 9am and the afternoon session commencing at 1pm at Swinburne Avenue. The idea behind the 2 sessions is to allow members to attend the afternoon football if they so wish while still getting people down to practice. Selectors will be using practice to try people in different positions in order to get the best sides for the pennant season.
Could you please put you name on the list at Glen Street or Swinburne Avenue, alternatively you will receive a letter in the mail in the next week which you can return to the Bowls Director via email firstname.lastname@example.org or the post box at the club.
To download the forms please click here
Please spare a thought for our friend Keith who is in hospital. We understand that Keith was operated upon in recent days. We hope you get well soon Keith.