Club ready to roll for 2021

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Club ready to roll for 2021

The Clarence Gardens Bowling Club has had a facelift and is looking forward to welcoming new and returning members for the 2020-21 season.

City of Mitcham provided $160,000 to renew the fascia of the building, install an accessible entry ramp and unisex accessible toilet, including baby change facilities.

Other work carried out by the club during COVID-19 shutdown includes an upgrade to the kitchen including new flooring, painting, tiling and plumbing and a signage upgrade.

Club President Des Jolly said it was a welcome boost for the Club which is celebrating its 70th year.

“Having accessible entry and a toilet is something we have wanted for a long time and will really benefit our members and visitors,” he said. “It gives us the opportunity to open up to more people when we hire out the facility.”

Clarence Gardens Bowling Club has two grass greens and a synthetic turf green. On Wednesday and Saturday the club competes in pennant competitions and also offers social bowls, while a ‘Knight Owls’ social competition is held on Thursday nights.

Membership is free for the first year and coaching is available. The club also offers venue hire. Meals are available on Thursdays each week from 5.30pm to 7pm.

To join or find out more, contact Des on 0436 410 775.

Caption: City of Mitcham Councillor Katarina Steele, Mayor Dr Heather Holmes-Ross, Club President Des Jolly (President) and City of Mitcham Facilities Coordinator Jody Hardenberg at the Winona Avenue club.