Seaforth Bowls Club reveals what’s on this year
ASK any Seaforth local and they will tell you - the Seaforth Bowls Club is a hub in the chilled out fishing town. It’s the place to be.
It’s not only a place to mingle and kick back with a cold one, but one that hosts some stiff bowling and pool competition, weekly raffles, and events for the family.
Club manager Darren Boswell took on the club in November 2018 after working at The Duke in Walkerston.
For him, the welcoming, relaxed and community-focused feel of the town was too good to pass up.
“We get a broad spectrum of people coming in - retirees, young families, older families, holiday makers, grey nomads, mine workers, it’s a broad spectrum of who lives down here and who comes to the area for holiday,” he said.
“During Christmas and Easter holidays, the caravan park fills up and during winter, there are a lot of people who migrate up from down south.”
Since the implementation of net-free zones in the town, Mr Boswell said he has also noticed an influx of fishermen in the area, keen to make the most of the great fishing spots.
The bowls club is heavily involved in the community, hosting car shows, sponsoring the local BMX track to try and get it back up and running, as well as supporting the Hibiscus Society, a community group that strives to bring more opportunities to the town.
“We’re also starting to do more with the community’s youth club that meets once a month,” Mr Boswell said.
“The guys that do that are doing an amazing job and we help out as much as we can.”
Head down to the bowls club on any given afternoon and there will always be someone there willing to have a chat, Mr Boswell said.
“Everyone is welcome and everyone gets along,” he said.
“It’s a very community-focused town. Everyone sticks beside each other down here. Everyone knows everyone and helps everyone out.”
Mr Boswell said he would love to see more pathways around the area, to create more accessibility to the natural surroundings.
He also said talks about a new water play area would be great for the community, and for engaging families.
For the youth of the area, there are school camps which run out of Seaforth Pines, as well as archery fields as you head into town.
On Friday nights, the club holds 11 raffles including a seafood one, and another club raffle on Sundays at 3pm.
The restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with lunches available Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The club is open seven days a week.
“We have a big family fun day on Easter Sunday with a jumping castle, water slides, snow cones - it’s all about the kids that day,” Mr Boswell said.
“The Easter bunny comes and we have an Easter hunt and the lady bowlers do a cent sale.
“Around Christmas we have big days like barbecues, bowls and stuff like that.”