CREMORNE Bowls and Community Club has punched well above its weight to take home the Fitzgerald Trophy for the leading club in Bowls South for the 2019/20 season.
The trophy was won on the back of winning performances in the Wednesday men’s division one and division four competitions.
Cremorne Bowls and Community Club president Don McVilly said it was the second time it had won the trophy, with one runner-up as well, in the past five years.
“We’ve had quite a bit of success over the last four or five years, so it’s pleasing to win the Fitzgerald Trophy,” he said.
“It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work by the people and volunteers at the club, so they’re very excited.”
Mr McVilly said there was a positive vibe around the place.
“With the culture we’ve created at the club there’s been a lot of trust and comradeship amongst the players,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter what division you play, everyone gets treated the same and most people enjoy coming here and having a game of bowls.”
The Cremorne Bowls and Community Club was recently promoted to Premier League in the Saturday open gender competition for the 2020/2021 season.
“It’s a huge achievement for our club, we’re certainly looking forward to the challenge,” Mr McVilly said.
Mr McVilly said they were looking for more lady bowlers at the club, but also welcomed anyone who wanted to play.
“We’re still open to any bowlers who want to come bowl with us,” he said.
“If there is anyone that is interested, feel free to contact the club – we’re more than happy to have them.”
Former president, secretary, treasurer, bar manager and licensee Glenn Bremner said it was a great feeling to win his first premiership with the Wednesday men’s division one side after being with the club for 38 years.
“It’s amazing to play for so long and finally win one.”
“Next year we need to repeat it – come top of the ladder and win the premiership to show we were deserving winners this year.
“The club is the centre of the community and is here for everybody – it’s something that everyone who lives in Cremorne should appreciate.”
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Caption: From left, Cremorne Bowls and Community Club secretary Teresa Newman and president Don McVilly with the Fitzgerald Trophy.