Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL to host veteran and family bowls day

LAWN BOWLS –

A Veteran and Family Bowls Day will bring veterans from all over the Coast to Ourimbah-Lisarow RSL Bowling Club on August 15.

Veteran Sport Australia, Bowls Australia, Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Club and Ourimbah Lisarow RSL Bowling Club are uniting to promote the physical and mental health benefits associated with the sport of bowls.

Veterans of all ages, and their families, from across the region are being encouraged to attend the inclusive, free event, which follows the success of previous events staged late last year in Newcastle and Sydney, and more recently at Ballina and Port Macquarie.

Veteran Sports Australia Engagement Specialist, Rachel Kerrigan, said it would be a fun day of bowls, free food, laughs and the chance to form new relationships within the veteran community.

“Bowls is a really great sport for all ages and abilities, with regular competitions and social connections, on and off the green, and a perfect vehicle to help build physical and mental health among veterans and their wider families,” Kerrigan said.

“It’s not always the first sport that comes to mind, but it is such a fun way for veterans and their families to participate in and create a healthy social and active community.”

Army veteran and recent attendee of a previous event, John Ward, said it introduced his family to an inclusive activity.

“Bowls is a great family fun-filled sport everyone will enjoy; our family had a wonderful day and highly recommend it to everyone,” he said.

The Veteran Family Bowls Day on the Central Coast will be staged on Sunday, August 15, with bowls activities from 11am-1pm, followed by free lunch from 1pm.

Registration is compulsory; email rkerrigan@veteransport.org.au.

Source:
Media release, Jul 7
Veteran Sport Australia

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