Synthetic grass a possibility for Penguin Bowls Club

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Braddon Labor candidate Justine Keay was feeling the weight when she tried her hand at lawn bowls on Tuesday.

She was visiting the Penguin Bowls Club to offer Labor’s support for a $15,000 grant for the club to lay synthetic grass on the ditches and surrounds of its bowling greens.

President David Jeffery and tournament director Lisa Weeding gave Ms Keay some high-level tips on how to hold and send the bowling ball, and commended her on her enthusiasm.

Ms Keay said she was delighted to offer a commitment from a federal Labor government for the grant.

“I have been working with the club on this project for some time.

“The Penguin Bowls Club traces its history back to 1927 and has been a mainstay of the community.

“For the last 36 years the club has had an annual competition called the Penguin Classic Pairs, which attracts around 300 players.

“About half of these competitors travel interstate for the competition.

“Labor’s funding will help reduce maintenance costs to the club.”

Ms Keay said the $15,000 investment would help the club to offer a better experience for members and visitors alike, and noted that the club membership was growing.

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