NAIDOC spirit on Oak Flats singles' finals day

Oak Flats mens bowling club had a timely celebration of NAIDOC week with four bowlers of Aboriginal descent featuring in two club championship finals.

Spirit of NAIDOC Week: Oak Flats BC's Mick Gallagher, John Rolfe, Paul Woods and Alan McDonald proudly raise the Aboriginal flag on a extra special Singles Finals Day at the club.

Spirit of NAIDOC Week: Oak Flats BC's Mick Gallagher, John Rolfe, Paul Woods and Alan McDonald proudly raise the Aboriginal flag on a extra special Singles Finals Day at the club.

 The club held its Major Singles and Minor Singles finals on the same day for the first time and it proved to be of extra significance for all four finalists.  

Mick Gallagher had one of his best wins in bowls beating his Grade 5 clubmate John Rolfe 31-22 to take out the Minor Singles final.

  Paul Woods was then able to make it back-to-back Oak Flats Major Singles titles, with a thrilling 31-27 win over Alan McDonald in a rematch of the 2016 final.

 Woods and McDonald skipped a rink for Oak Flats’ Grade 2 pennant team who won the Illawarra Zone 16 flag for 2017.

 Woods and McDonald will now be united when Oak Flats head to Wagga Wagga early next month to represent Zone 16 in the Grade 2 State Finals.

  Oak Flats Bowling Club are proud of the achievements of all four players and a good number of club members came along to support the finals day.

‘’It was a terrific day. We had a sausage sizzle and got a great turnout for two very fine matches,’’ Oak Flats bowls coordinator Kay Moran said.

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