Green Range bowled over by grant success

Published on Monday, 1 November 2021 at 9:53:47 AM

A vision to host home games on their own turf is one step closer to becoming a reality for Green Range Country Club Bowls thanks to a successful grant from CBH Group this month.

The $10,000 grant from CBH Group will enable the club to leverage additional funding in order to turn its vision of a new synthetic turf into a reality.

The number of home games that Green Range Country Club Bowls have been able to host has declined significantly over the last 15 years due to its aging facilities.

Green Range’s pennant team has been regularly travelling more than 100km across the South-West to compete on good playing surfaces, resulting in increased travel costs and fewer competitors participating.

Green Range Country Club President Scott Smith said the funding will help the club to plan to continue to support its community

“The club is a networking hub and our members thrive off the weekly social outlet that it offers, and bowls plays a big part in that,” he said.

“Our Friday night corporate bowls event regularly attracts upwards of 30 adult and children bowlers.

“Not only is it a hugely popular event, but in these tough farming years it has also been a great opportunity to get together and talk to each other about how we are coping.”

Executive Director Community Services Nathan Watson said the City was pleased the Green Range Country Club Bowls had secured the CBH Group grant.

“The club has a vision for its facilities which will improve opportunities for the community to come together regularly and this grant is an important step towards that,” he said.

"Having the Green Range club able to host their own home games and tournaments again in the future would be an excellent outcome and we’ll continue to support them.”

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