Sun safety at Beltana Bowls Club

BELTANA Bowls Club will soon welcome 16 new sun shades to protect players from the warmer weather.

Eight of the shades were purchased with funding from the Stronger Communities Program (SCP).

Club president Peter Hyland said members had wanted coverage for a long time.

“We are very pleased to receive the grant,” he said.

“The response has been very positive from everyone and will benefit all those who play here.”

Federal Member for Franklin Julie Collins recommended the club receive funding during the third round of the SCP.

“Bowls is growing in popularity among the community and it is important the club has the appropriate infrastructure to support this growth,” Ms Collins said.

“By purchasing the sun shades, players can focus on having a great time and can be assured they are being better protected from the harsh Tasmanian sun.”

The SCP provides grants between $2,500 and $20,000 to community organisations that enrich and strengthen community participation.

Beltana Bowls Club has been a leading club in southern Tasmania for decades, offering the opportunity for people of all backgrounds to play socially and competitively.

The clubrooms are also a popular venue for a range of social activities.

Caption: Beltana Bowls Club president Peter Hyland and Federal Member for Franklin Julie Collins test out the new sun shades.