Capel Bowls Club gets $50k funding boost for unique glow-in-the-dark game

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Capel Bowls Club vice president Steve O'Brien.
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The South West bowls club that brought the State’s first glow-in-the-dark game to the green has received a $50,000 funding boost.

Collie-Preston MLA Jodie Hanns said the funding was delivered to Capel Bowls Club this week to upgrade a synthetic green, improve shade and lighting for the ‘Glow Bowls’ games.

The club introduced Glow Bowls last January as a fun way to spend a hot summer night and to attract younger players to the club.

More than 12 months in the making, the unique game involves a special black light assembled along two bowling rinks and the balls themselves painted in glow-in-the-dark colours.

Mrs Hanns said she understood the importance of support small community sporting clubs.

“Bowls clubs are often a hub of the community in regional towns,” she said.

“I look forward to heading to the club for a game of glow bowls during its summer season.

“It’s proved very popular for families in Capel and is a sport unique to the club.”

Capel Bowls Club members Mike Norton, Lyndon Goldsmith and vice president Steve O'Brien are excited to hit the green for a game of 'Glow Bowls.'
Camera IconCapel Bowls Club members Mike Norton, Lyndon Goldsmith and vice president Steve O'Brien are excited to hit the green for a game of 'Glow Bowls.' Credit: Shannon Verhagen Picture:

Bowls club vice president Steve O’Brien said the benefits sports brought the community were so important.

“The club is so pleased to receive this funding which will allow us to make some really worthwhile improvements to our facilities and hopefully encourage new members to the club,” Mr O’Brien said.

The boost comes as the fulfilment of an election commitment.

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