Hahndorf Bowling Club was the venue for the Minister of Recreation, Sport and Racing, Hon Katrine Hildyard MP, to officially declare the bowls season 2022-23 open and include the opening of their new verandah. A grant through the Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing provided the opportunity for the club to give bowlers, and supporters an area to socialise under cover. The verandah had been on the Club’s list of additions for some time and was also supported by the Mt Barker Council.
In bright sunshine, President, Phil Nagel, welcomed the Minister, along with the Member for Heysen, Josh Teague MP, Mayor of Mt Baker Council, Ann Ferguson OAM, and Councillor for North, Narelle Hardingham. The Minister spoke of the value sporting clubs provide to the wider community, especially in both physical and mental health. She commended the club for its involvement in supporting the local community by offering its facilities and providing a social and welcoming environment.
The Minister was then invited to “roll the first jack” followed by Mayor Ferguson to “roll the first bowl” to officially open the bowls season. The club is indebted to the Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing, and the Mt Barker Council for their continued support of the Club through various grants.