Never too old for bowls

They may be a little too old for the footy field, but these Laidley players can still bowl on the green. Pictures: DAN FLANAGAN

They may be a little too old for the footy field, but the Laidley Rugby League Old Boys can still bowl on the green.

The Old Boys are getting together this Sunday, 2 June for a game of bowls at Laidley Bowls Club.

Old Boys president Dan Flanagan welcomed past players to join him for the fundraising event.

“We’ve only got a small group of people, but when we call upon some of our past players they all rally to the cause,” Flanagan said.

“If other people come in that have played rugby league, they can also join and make it a merry bunch.”

Flanagan played in the 1970s from 10 years old right through to 30.

He said it was always good to catch up with mates on the green at the bowls club.

“There is a sprinkling of players who make a point of coming back,” Flanagan said.

“We’ve had people coming from the north coast and Brisbane and Toowoomba in the past, it makes it a good day.”

The bowls day is one of the few fundraising events run to keep the Old Boys afloat.

“A few of the townspeople and the hotels support us with prizes, and we have a multi-draw raffle on the day,” Flanagan said.

“We charge them a grand fee of $25 which includes a burger for lunch.

“The bowls club does fairly well out of it because they keep the bar, and we do bring along a few people who are taking a few ales.

“It works out good for the bowls club as well as for the Laidley Old Boys.”

Flanagan said he would accept entries for the teams of four right up until the morning if space was permitting.

“We’re hoping to fill the green and that takes 64 players, so we normally cater for about 100,” he said.

“It’s been good, people really enjoy the day, it’s a fun day.”

The bowls day opens at 9am for sign in, with a 9:30am start.

Players must wear flat sole shoes or bare feet, and bowls will be provided if you do not have any.

Call Dan Flanagan to nominate or enquire – 0407 583 228.