Howrah Indoor Bowls Centre Opens

by admin on October 24, 2016

Bowls Tasmania was proud to attend the opening of the Howrah Indoor Bowls Centre on Friday 21st October 2016.  Congratulations must go to Howrah and the Clarence City Council for their vision and commitment to this project.
Below is the media release from the Premiers Department on this project;
Congratulations to the Clarence City council on the grand opening of its new year-round, all-weather indoor bowls facility.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government proudly supported the construction of the Howrah Community Bowls Centre through the Community, Sport and Recreation’s 2015 Major Grants Program.
The eight-rink indoor bowls centre is the only indoor bowls facility in the Clarence municipality and provides additional sporting opportunities for the community within the Howrah Recreation Centre.
There are currently 150 participating members, a further 150 social members and around 300 non-member participants. There are more than 42 user groups and clubs accessing a wide range of activities within the Howrah Recreation Centre such as tennis, guides, play groups, karate and the Country Women’s Association.
The Government is proud to have supported this project not only because it provides improved facilities for local communities, but also because it helps us to meet our goal to make Tasmania’s population the healthiest in Australia.
It’s ambitious but we have a Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan to achieve it. It supports people from all walks of life to become more aware, interested, engaged and more in control of their own health and wellbeing.  It also fosters community connectedness, bringing people together to support each other toward better health and that’s something the new Howrah Community Bowls Centre can do.
Participation is expected to increase considerably at the new Centre through the ability to provide additional activities such as championship events, twilight bowls, school group programs, disability/aged care programs and winter sports.