Members of the West Coffs team who won the Mid North Coast district number five pennant.
Members of the West Coffs team who won the Mid North Coast district number five pennant.

Pennant victory a thrill for first time bowlers

By STEVE ARCHBOLD

AGROUPof first-time pennant players are celebrating winning the district number five flag for West Coffs Women's Bowling Club.

Coffs Coast Advocate sports editor, Steve Archbold spoke to some members of the winning West Coffs team to find out what it meant to them to win the district pennant.

Shirley Savage: "I thought it was fantastic because I haven't been involved in anything like this before. "It was a wonderful experience playing with such a great bunch of girls."

Elizabeth Habgood: "I thought it was a great experience playing alongside a lovely group of bowlers as we had such a fantastic time.

"The main thing that made it so special was that we are all new players.

"The other clubs might not have given us much of a chance but we surprised everyone except ourselves."

Rhonda Lincoln: "My biggest thrill was to win this pennant for our club especially when we were all relatively inexperienced in pennants competition.

"For what was mainly a group of new bowlers I think it is a wonderful achievement.

"We developed many great friendships and I just hope we can stick together in future years."

Kaylene Cutmore: "I thought it was great to win in my first year of pennants competition.

"This was the first time I had played as skip and it was another step in my learning curve to become a better bowler in this club."

Eleanor Moon: "It was absolutely fantastic in our first year because we were raw talent and it was great to win."



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