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Noble Park Bowls Club History

The Club was established in 1986-87 after a group members of the Noble Park Football Social Club decided to approach the said committee for their support to form a bowls club, support was granted. There was lots of work to be done, Pat McInerney the President of the Social Club was instrumental in organizing the relocating the Soccer Club to Ross Reserve, in the same year a working committee was set up Graeme Gargill as President, Pat McInernery as Secretary and Keith Sinclair as Treasurer, the old soccer pavilion had to be refurbished to suit the Bowls Clubs needs, other associated works included fencing, construction of a car park and most important a green had to be built. and all the works were completed in time for the club to start playing in the next pennant season.

In 1987-1988 a Bowls Committee was formed headed by President Bob Holt, Secretary Pat McInernery, and the Ladies Committee headed by President Zel Angus, Secretary Mavis Brabazon. The first official opening of the Noble Park Bowls Club Inc then known as the Noble Park Football Social Club Bowls Club was on the 29th August 1987 by the City of Springvale Mayor Cr Ron Kirkwood. The Mayoress Mrs Kirkwood rolled down the first Kitty/Jack, VLBA President Mrs Beryl Bonniface rolled down the first bowl, followed by a game of social bowls. The club had instant success in winning the 19877/1988 RVBA premiership in Division 9.

The club had out grown its small club house and extensions were completed on the 26th August 1995 officially opened by Mr Ken Shields RVBA Councilor, as the club grew a second green was constructed. The club was able to obtain a grant from the Federal Government to install four 22,500 litre water tanks to harvest storm water from the roof of the club, submersible pumps were located in storm water pits, the water is used to water the greens and garden surrounds. A second grant was obtained from the City of Greater Dandenong to floodlight the number one green. A third grant was also obtained from Smarty Grants too upgrade the floodlights to LED lights on Number one green and floodlight number two Green

A fire caused substantial damage to the clubhouse and while repairs were being carried out a couple of builders portable site sheds were used as clubrooms for one whole pennant season.

The bowls club is a affiliated sporting body of the Noble Park Football Social Club (Club Noble) and enjoys considerable financial support from it, such support enables the bowls club to keep its membership fee to a minimum.

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