St Josephs wins school challenge

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Team effort: Zali, Jasper, Lucie, Ruby, Lachlan and Angus in front from Red Hill Consolidated PS at the primary schools’ bowls championships. Picture: Yanni

ST JOSEPHS Catholic School won Sorrento Bowls Club’s third annual Primary School Challenge last week with 17 shots up. Runner-up was Red Hill Consolidated School with 16 shots up.

About 100 years 5 and 6 pupils from eight peninsula schools showed their skills at lawn bowls. That was double the number of previous years, the club’s Judith Mordech said.

Participating schools with imaginative team names included Sorrento (Strikers, Thunder, Superstars and Sharks), Tootgarook (Yellow, Green and Frogs), Rosebud (Rockets, Rabbits & Rascals), Our Lady of Fatima, Rosebud (Fatima Falcons, Fatima Fury, Fatima Flames), Red Hill Consolidated (Rockets, Renegades and Rebels), Boneo (Squirrels, Hampsters and Guinea Pigs), St Josephs (McIlroys and Wilkies) and Rye (Tigers, Bimmy Bowlers and Avalanches).

“The results on the day did not reflect the standard of play of each team as scores were based on shots up over 12 ends, so only one team could take out the top slot for their school,” Ms Mordech said.

“Scoring was remarkably close, reflecting the keen determination and focus of all players.”

Ms Mordech and Sorrento PE teacher Michelle Richens coordinated the event to encourage children to select lawn bowls as an optional, non-contact winter sport.

About 30 Sorrento Bowls Club members helped out with coaching and supervision. Smaller size bowls were supplied by club members and Bowls Victoria.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 27 June 2017

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