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Bowls In Focus : June July 2011
14 Bowls In Focus The Bundoora RSL Bowling Centre is seeking to appoint an experienced qualified coach for the season 2011/12 season and beyond. It is expected that the successful candidate will have high level bowls experience. The Bowling Centre is based in the Melbourne’s northern suburbs, and has 8 weekend pennant teams and 5 mid week teams. We are seeking a self motivated person who is prepared to lead the club forward and continue to our ongoing success. Duties of the role include developing and implementing coaching and training programs for all bowlers and to develop our junior development squad. Remuneration will be discussed during the interview process. Please send your application / expression of interest, stating to relevant experience to The Bowls Coordinator Bundoora RSL Bowling Centre 6-10 Morwell Ave Watsonia 3087 Or email email@example.com Applications Close Friday 22nd July, 2011 Club Coach Required FOR ALL YOUR BOWLING NEEDS SUPPLIERS OF ALL MAJOR BRANDS: SHOP 4, 152 BELLARINE HWY NEWCOMB VIC 3219 (cnr Coppards Road) Ph.03 5248 0856 Fax 035248 1526 • HENSELITE • TAYLORS • DRAKES PRIDE • GREENMASTER • DOMINO • CATHEAD AND MANY MORE DEMO BOWLS AVAILABLE TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY South Australian luminary Trevor Lloyd is a giant of a man, and not just in stature, he’s been at the fore- front of SA bowls and a state selector for years, while he’s witnessed the nation’s best in action at seven Australian Sides Championships and seen it all. He reckons it is the greatest last bowl of a match ever played. Sunraysia legend Wayne Gardner, long regarded by good judges as the best player not to have represented Victoria, fully concurs. These two ornaments of the game are discuss- ing the breathtaking conclusion to the recent CUB Invitation All-Stars Interstate Series at the magnificent Euston Resort on the Murray River near Robinvale. This second annual five test series featured the ‘Thirsty Bulls’, an unofficial 16-man squad of up-and- coming South Australian metropolitan and country players, against the ‘Tri-State Barbarians’, a collection of stars from Western NSW, Warrnambool, the ACT and Sunraysia. The climax arrived when the series sat deadlocked at two wins apiece, with the Bulls holding a six-shot lead with just the final bowl of the deciding match of the series to be sent down. Enter Ross Maguire, the well-known former two- blues state player, who these days plies his craft at the Barmedman club in country NSW. For the uninitiated – including this writer – Barmedman is positioned equidistant between the country towns of Griffith, Cootamundra and Young. Skipping his Barbarians rink of fellow New South Welshmen Percy Jones from South Wagga, Temora’s Rick Potter and Nick Gannon, also from South Wagga, Maguire held five counters on the head as he strode to the mat, after nominating the shot he needed to play to collect a count of seven for victory. His assignment on the swift-running Euston carpet was to shift the jack about 20cm sideways – yes sideways! And after a quick wipe of his cleaning cloth Maguire sent away a forehand draw as the mass of players and spectators, who had congregated at the business end of the rink, watched with bated breath. After reaching its apex out wide, Magu- ire’s bowl swooped back into the head and tickled the jack to the spot where he and his teammates had predicted the seemingly impossible seven- shot count could be achieved. After a measure involving at least five bowls was completed, pandemonium broke out when Barbarians Perfect finish for Barbarians • Above: Ready for action: The Tri-State Barbarians and Thirsty Bulls pose for a group photo prior to hostilities at Euston. • Right: Young Sunraysia star Sandy Tarrant skipped a Barbarians rink in the series. • Left: Former national singles titleholder Alan Monfries travelled from Canberra to represent the Barbarians.
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