BOWLS FUN: Club coach Pete Stephan teaches young bowlers Simon Dwyer and Georgina Drysdale some new tricks.
BOWLS FUN: Club coach Pete Stephan teaches young bowlers Simon Dwyer and Georgina Drysdale some new tricks. Kay Williams

Bowling greens prove a hit with kids at Ballina RSL bowlo

SIX young bowlers took part in an introduction program at the Ballina RSL Bowling Club on Saturday.

The weekly program will continue for the rest of the month under accredited coaches at the club.

"Six prospective bowlers turned up and had an enjoyable time on the greens," Ballina RSL Club youth development officer Greg Danvers said.

"To have six smiling faces at our first one was encouraging for the club's plan to have youth playing the game."

There are plans in place for a Saturday morning youth competition starting next month.

The club will also hold a Come and Try day for all prospective bowlers on February 14 at 9.30am.

"Supplementing our youth program we believe there is a demand for people of all ages to be given the opportunity to experience lawn bowls," Danvers said.

"The club will provide all the necessary equipment and accredited coaches."

The youth classes are free as long as kids are accompanied by an adult.