Bowls NSW Welcomes South Tweed Sports
Since its foundation in 1964, South Tweed Sports has built itself into a club that boasts a rich bowling history, three championship quality greens and a modern clubhouse facility. The 140 strong bowling members are proud and proactive within the club, with none prouder than Bowling Club President Norm Pritchard.
When Norm took on the role of Club President, he wanted to work with his committees to promote bowls to new members and increase participation in club events. The hard work put in by Norm and the committees has culminated in a consistent growth in bowling membership over the last few years. Additionally, their most recent club Championships produced the greatest participation numbers on record for South Tweed – an incredible achievement. Norm has been full of praise for the South Tweed bowling members, “I am so proud of our members, the men and women all work together and have embraced the changes that we have made within the club. Their support has been immense.”
One of the newest changes implemented by South Tweed has been to affiliate with Bowls NSW from Queensland. Despite being geographically located south of the border, the club has always been affiliated with Bowls Queensland. After receiving over 90% of support from a members’ vote, the club put in a formal application to transfer to Bowls NSW. The club encouraged a switch due to the ease of travel within NSW, the greater number of clubs in the area to compete against and the competition structure that NSW offers. South Tweed are already eager to participate in the upcoming Men’s and Women’s Pennant competition where they plan to have three Men’s and two Women’s sides competing.
Bowls NSW State President Matt Goodwin, CEO’s Greg Helm and Anne Johns, Head of Sport David Ellis, Tweed Byron DBA President Sue Harriman and Zone 1 President Tom Cross all visited South Tweed to welcome them to NSW. Greg Helm said of the move, “South Tweed Sports is a fantastic club, and their move to NSW is a huge boost for men and women bowlers in the area. We extend a warm welcome to them into NSW and wish them every success in the future.”