Devastated bowlers soldier on

JOLENE OGLE
Devoted bowlers are calling for action following the closure of Locale restaurant, a key source of income for Cooroy Bowls Club.

Members were notified of the closure through an unsigned advice that cited “sustained financial losses” as the reason for the closure, saying the club would be put up for sale.
Long-time club member Gale Duffield has vocally opposed the closure since he was notified and is now asking members to join the fight to save the club.
Mr Duffield plans to send petitions to each of the three members of Parliament to call for support of programs that encourage activity and involvement in sport for the aged, “which is exactly what bowls clubs provide”.
Mr Duffield is calling for the “questionable decision to be rescinded” and is urging others to join the fight.
“Don’t be shy,” he said.
Bowlers are allowed to use the newly renovated greens until a buyer is found and they’re certainly making good use of them with the first game played on Tuesday.
Twenty four players took to the green in the Jackpot Pairs competition and tonight the club will launch the annual High Rollers 10-week challenge, set to be booked out.

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