Penrith City Women’s Bowling Club have celebrated in style this week after they collected not one, but two Pennant flags to wrap up the season.
Playing in the Nepean District Women’s Bowling Association, Penrith City were crowned State Pennant Grade 3 and State Pennant Grade 4 Champions.
It was the first time since 2013 that Penrith had won a coveted Pennant’s flag.
Penrith City’s Grade 4 team won their competition with relative ease, while their Grade 3 side did it a little bit tougher, playing off against Glenbrook last month to secure the title.
On Tuesday morning, dozens of members from Penrith City gathered at Penrith Bowling Club for the unfurling of the two prized Pennant flags.
“I’m very proud of them all, they’ve done a great job,” Penrith City Women’s Bowling Club President, Anne Jones said.
“Some of the ladies in Grade 4 have never played Pennant’s or competition before, so they’ve done very well.”
Throughout the two-month season, Penrith City played clubs weekly from all over the area including Glenbrook, Springwood, Camden, Richmond, St Marys and Kingswood.
Jones said it was an exciting time for lawn bowls in Penrith.
“It’s exciting that we get to keep these flags for the rest of time, they never get handed back,” she said.
“It’s very special for us to get two teams through and not just one. It means a lot to the Bowling Club.”
Making Penrith City’s double victory even more special is the fact that it’s been achieved in the final year of the Nepean District Women’s Bowling Association. From next year, the competition will be rebranded.
“We’ve won the last one under the existing rules, which is nice,” Jones said.
“Next year it will be going under Zone 5 Bowling Association, Greater Western Sydney.”
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for a decade.