THE Raymond Terrace Disability Bowls group has just celebrated two successful years of operating at the Raymond Terrace Bowling Club.
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Founder Adam Nicholas is looking forward to many more years and smiles on faces, and told News Of The Area, “This sport is for any person of any gender or age.”
“Our group is one of few in the country that accepts all types of disabilities and challenges.”
Lawn Bowls is a low impact sport where people with a physical disability can participate equally with able-bodied competitors.
There are no changes to the standard competition rules of Bowls applied when the disability teams play.
Lawn bowls is a fun and social team sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness abilities, disability or not.
The group usually run on a Wednesday night from 5.30 to 7.30 pm, and are affiliated with Endeavour Group Australia.
They are also supported by their sponsors, Optus Raymond Terrace and Raymond Terrace Bowling Club.
This week the Raymond Terrace Disability Bowls group had their Presentation night and Christmas party.
The trophy winner for 2017 was Maddie Petith, who proudly accepted the award.
The trophy was presented by Sigrid Jones, the Branch Manager of National Australia Bank Raymond Terrace Branch.
The runner up places for 2017 went to Tim and Mitch Low.
If this sounds like a group you’d like to be involved with next season, please give Adam a call on 0432 187 010 if you’d like more information.
By Rachael VAUGHAN