Lindy Mark makes state bowls training squad!

Naracoorte and District RSL bowler Lindy Mark has been selected for the South Australian Women’s Training Squad, with a deciding match against Victoria coming up in December.

Lindy was one of only two South East bowlers selected for the squad (the other player is from Bordertown).

“I was asked to go,” Lindy said of her squad selection. “We were told that there were selectors around during our round robins in February.”

The round robins featured bowlers from the leagues’ region (stretching from Tintinara to Port MacDonnell).

Lindy trains with the squad once a month, and during the squad’s game against Victoria at the end of the year, there will be a decision as to which players stay.

Lindy has been playing bowls for eight years.

“It was in the family,” she said of her decision to take up the sport.

“I grew up with it. As a teen, my grandparents were involved in the Naracoorte Club. My parents then got involved with the Kingston Club.

“When I was pregnant with my second child, my son, I used to play tennis. My husband Steve played (tennis), then he started playing bowls.

“Once all of the children left home, I also decided to play bowls!”

The Naracoorte & District RSL Bowls Club is always looking for more members, and contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a member of the RSL to join (the RSL branch separated from the bowls club all the way back in 1961).

The club is small and friendly, with the average age its members being between 40-60. They even have a 12 year old player!

The club has beautiful surrounds, being located beside the Naracoorte Art Gallery. Being in town means that it’s easy to access, and games are played on Friday, Saturday, and Monday. You can also join in a bingo game on Tuesday night.

The Naracoorte Hotel has become onboard as a major sponsor, and the club may be hosting a fundraiser soon for kitchen renovations.

For more information about how you can join please ring (08) 8762 1508.