Aberdeen Women's Bowling Club celebrates 70th birthday in style

YOU’RE never too old to party, and that’s just the attitude the Aberdeen Women’s Bowling Club (AWBC) has adopted as it celebrates 70 years of competing.

Hosting an event at their headquarters on Wednesday, the team was treated to a lunch.

But, they also had the opportunity to see all the memorabilia from years gone by, including recognition of all the former club presidents who have helped them get to where they are today.

From old uniforms and historic pennant flags to ‘pin the ball on the jack’ and a piñata, it’s fair to say the ladies don’t do things in half measures.

Having won the title last year and narrowly missed out to Muswellbrook this time round, the side has had its share of success with 31 championships spanning from 1962 to 2017.

AWBC secretary Pamela Watson said the group’s togetherness has been key to their accomplishments and longevity.

“The people are amazing, the members that play, we’re a good bunch of ladies and we get along really well and our president runs the club really well,” she said.

She was also grateful for the support they’ve received along the way and believes that’s a huge factor in their culture.

“I’d like to thank the district for coming day and helping us celebrate our birthday in such a fashion,” she said.

With young blood already coming through the ranks, the club is sure to continue long into the future and pick up a few more wins along the way.