Batavia Bowling League: Senior pennant skipper Shane Giudice-Nairn an early convert to the sport
Shane Giudice-Nairn didn’t want the regret most have — “I started too late” — when they get “hooked” by lawn bowls.
So when he was in Year 10 at Geraldton Grammar School and part of their sporting program was a visit to Geraldton Bowling Club, Giudice-Nairn made the most of it.
The old fellas took him under their wing.
Giudice-Nairn listened and learnt and fell in love with the sport.
Earlier this month, the time and effort the club put into Giudice-Nairn paid dividends.
The 29-year-old skipped the club to the senior pennant in the Batavia Bowling League.
“Big thrill, we came from about 20 shots down,” Giudice-Nairn, a stonemason with the family funeral company said.
“It’s such a good game, I cannot understand why more younger people don’t get involved in lawn bowls. I got shown the ropes by a couple of older fellas, Merv Reid and Alec Watt, who coached and showed me what to do.
“I started off as a lead in second division and worked my way up. Took a while but we’re here. I also play hockey and tennis but this (bowls) is as good as it gets.”
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