Who Can Bowl?
Lawn bowls can be played by all ages and it is relatively easy to play to a reasonable level. It is however, extremely hard to play to a highly competitive level and that is the challenge that you can take up.
It is played widely across Australia, in fact some 245,000 adults played bowls in 2012.
The Better Health Channel reports that:
"Lawn bowls is a precision sport that is played for the challenge and competition, personal enjoyment, physical activity, the pleasure of spending time outdoors and for social interaction. It is also a low impact, therapeutic form of exercise.
Health professionals recommend playing bowls, particularly for older people, as it provides a number of health benefits, including:
> improved fitness
> improved coordination and skill development
> increased confidence and self-esteem
> enhanced mental wellbeing
> community connectedness and support."
Some people have said 'I would love to bowl but my knee or back won't let me bend'. Well guess what, we provide aids to let you pick up the bowl and to deliver the bowl without bending, often more effectively than those without such ailments.
We have a legally blind bowler who was a member of the championship winning Fours competition. His team members tell him where his last bowl went and he adjusts to deliver the next one. We have a bowler who suffered a major stroke and who credits bowling with getting his life back together.
Want to know who can bowl? You can! Join in a great activity and get more out of life.