The recent annual club bowls championships held at Seachange Village Arundel, saw everyone ‘bowled over’ by the community spirit.
Boasting 89 members, almost half of the Village residents are members of the bowls club. Some residents are just learning the ropes and have taken up the sport since moving to Seachange.
Former commonwealth games lawn bowls champion, Rob Parrella is a Seachange resident and has been a great motivator for making the bowls club so popular. Seachange is proud to have six pennant bowls players who are residents.
Novice players are given the basics, drills and tips from both Rob Parrella and club member Norm Johansen.
“We run free lessons for the novice players each Monday. Once they feel they can play confidently they join our regular club social games, play in the novice competition and then potentially can move on to inter club competitions,” Rob said.
Novice player, Bob Pamenter who only took up bowling since moving to Seachange won the Novice Singles title at the club championship. He was also a finalist in the Men’s Open title, won by Albert Klaverstyn. Jan Aitken was the winner of the Ladies Open title.
In appreciation of the popularity of the Bowls Club, Seachange Village management assisted in the supply of printed club shirts to all members.
“Our players love wearing their Seachange Village bowls club shirts and take great pride in the team image we present when competing at inter club matches,” Seachange Project Director, Phil Goodman said.
Today’s retirees want to be actively involved in a community and are very open to learning new skills. At Seachange Village, Queensland’s most awarded over 50’s lifestyle community residents enjoy a huge range of social activities, events and classes available at their own five star County Club.