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Local Bowling Legends


As we all know, it’s important to stay active as life goes on – and a great way to keep up your fitness and your social life is through lawn bowls. That’s why we’ve scoured the country to find club-based bowlers with great stories to tell, passion for the game and their club, and perhaps even more importantly, a zest for life.

Find out more about our Local Bowling Legends and how bowls enriches their lives in partnership with Bowls Australia.

Connie

Merthyr Bowls Club life member Connie Mazzocato is not only passionate about the game but is committed to making a difference in her community. She’s known for volunteering with the Red Cross and has been since 1984. The 94-year-old OAM recipient is a highly competitive but polite ‘old-school’ bowler, regularly bringing home-grown herbs for the kitchen staff at the club. For Connie, Merthyr Bowls Club is her second home.

Watch on to see how Connie inspires her community at her local club.

Louie

Mosman Park Bowling club members know they can start the game when they hear the roar of Louie Beurteux’s Harley Davidson. This local bowling legend has been playing for 40 years, and nothing says dedication than riding 248km from his house to the club every weekend!

When asked why he travels so long to bowl at Mosman Park, he credits ‘the spirit of the club, meeting magnificent people, and loving the game.’ Watch on to hear more about Louie’s dedication for the game and his club.

Molly

Winner of 18 singles championships and armed with numerous titles under her belt, Cosgrove Park Bowls Club Member Molly Howell has played an integral role in shaping the sport in Tasmania. Described by club members as a ‘formidable force’, she continuously inspires her community, placing an emphasis on encouraging younger women in the sport.

Watch on to see the inspiring story of Molly, and the mark she’s made for the sport in Tasmania.

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