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Bowled over by a sense of community

 

If you were to hear the terms dead draw, tickle the kitty or disturb the head while you and the family are at Mounties and was unsure of what it meant, try asking Diep Muoi.

The 66-year-old has travelled from her Horningsea Park home to Mount Pritchard twice a week for the past five years to play and manage the indoor bowls sub-club.

“It makes me feel young, active and I’ve made a lot of good friends playing at Mounties,” she says.

“I’ve made so many fun memories playing bowls and have become so close with the regular players that we sometimes go out together for something to eat outside of bowls.”

With about 20 players each Wednesday and double that on Thursday, the sub-club plays a vital role in the health and wellbeing of local seniors.

“It’s a fantastic outlet for the elderly people around the local community to come together, socialise and enjoy a bit of friendly competition,” she says.

“It also helps both emotionally and physically. I know I would feel lonely with no purpose if we were not able to get together at Mounties and bowl.”

Diep is not the only member of the family who is a regular face at the club.

“Sometimes my son takes the grandchildren along for the kids activities so it’s a bit of a family affair.”

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