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Murray Downs Drive, PO Box 496 Swan Hill 3585
(03) 5033 1422 clubinfo@mdclubs.com.au

The Murray Downs Club has three superb, high quality Tifdwarf grass bowling greens and possibly the best bowling facilities in regional NSW. We currently host the Bowls Victoria Regional Group sides Tournament and have hosted many other state and national events. The three greens are supported by plenty of shade structures, a bowls office, toilets and disabled toilet facilities and the John Mayer’s Pavilion with BBQ facilities. We welcome new players and offer support to teach you the tricks of the game, so you will be ready to compete in no time.

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of our world class bowling greens and become a bowls member. Social Bowls or Barefoot Bowls is another great way to be introduced to the game, contact the Club for more information.

Bowls Membership & Fees for Membership Period
1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022
 Bowls Membership $200
 Thursday & Social Bowls $10 per player
 All Club Events $10 per player
 All Club Tournaments $10 per player
 Green Fees Midweek Pennant $10 per player
 Green Fees Saturday Pennant $10 per player

ROLE IN THE CLUB NAME CONTACT NUMBER
CHAIRPERSON GARRY MCCAIG 0413 188 261
DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON HARRY WHITFORD 0448 371 889
SECRETARY DAVID ALDERUCCIO 0437 558 971
ASSISTANT SECRETARY SHARRON GIDDINGS 0427 009 897
TREASURER PETER FURNELL 0409 286 172
ASSISTANT TREASURER MARG JEWSON 0488 514 934
COMMITTEE DI SCOWN 0409 436 513
  JOSIE BOYD 0409 961 422
     
DELEGATES TO MURRAY REGION: GARRY MCCAIG

DAVID ALDERUCCIO

PETER FURNELL

0413 188 261

0437 558 971

0409 286 172

2021

MONTH DAY DATE TYPE OF TOURNAMENT START TIME
AUGUST SUNDAY 8th OPENING DAY – MIXED PAIRS 3 BOWLS 12.30
AUGUST THURSDAY 26th STAR DAY MIXED 4’S 10.30
SEPTEMBER TUESDAY 14th ALL LADIES 4’S 10.00
SEPTEMBER TUESDAY 21st MD CLASSIC 2 BOWL TRIPLES 9.30
SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY 22nd MD CLASSIC 2 BOWLS TIPPLES 9.30
SEPTEMBER THURSDAY 30th Casual Dress TWO BOWLS TRIPLES ANY COMBINATIONS 12.30
OCTOBER FRIDAY 8TH MEN AND WOMEN ROUND 1 & 2 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS 5.00
NOVEMBER SUNDAY 21ST MIXED COMBINATION TRIPLES 12.30
NOVEMBER FRIDAY 5TH MENS PAIRS ROUND 1 & 2 5.00
DECEMBER THURSDAY 9TH SH Wholesalers MIXED TRIPLES – TURKEY DAY 12.30

2022

MONTH DAY DATE TYPE OF TOURNAMENT START TIME
JANUARY SUNDAY 30th 3 BOWLS PAIRS – ANY COMBINATION 10.00
FEBRUARY THURSDAY 10th Mixed Combo CHARITY DAY – 3 BOWL TRIPLES 9.30
FEBRUARY SUNDAY 27th PRESIDENTS DAY MIXED COMBO TRIPLES 12.30
MARCH SATURDAY 12th 2 BOWL TRIPLES MIXED COMBO 12.30
MARCH TUESDAY 15th Jane Eliza & Work locker Mixed Medley 4’s 10.00
APRIL SATURDAY 30th 3 Bowl Triples – Mixed Combo 12.30

To download the 2021-2022 Bowlers Information Booklet

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Murray Downs Bowls Club Head Coach and Club Ambassador – Josh Thornton

 

I was born with a congenital birth defect and raised in a country town called Wahgunyah situated on the Murray River. Throughout primary and secondary school I was in and out of hospital having major surgery on my right leg, which had a significant impact on my life. Despite all the setbacks, my passion for sport never waned. My positive attitude ensured I would find a sport where I could be competitive. I found lawn bowls. I have been playing for 25 years and have overcome many barriers, finding success, representing my state and my country including the 2018 Commonwealth Games where I won Gold in the Para Triples. I am also the only bowler to have won both an able bodied and para–Australian Open title.

I have been an accredited Lawn Bowls coach for 7 years and have been head coach at several clubs. I am also completing my Master of Management (Sports Management) at Latrobe University and have been working in the Sports Industry for 10 years with experience.

Current Head coach of the Murray Downs Bowls Club

Some of Josh’s recent achievements:

  • National Singles Men’s Champion – Disability – Australian Open
  • Victoria Singles and Pairs Champion – Disability – Victoria
  • Current Member of the Australian Jackaroos Bowls Squad
  • 2018 Commonwealth Gold Medallist
  • Clubs Singles Champion
  • Regional Champion of Champions