Clubs encouraged to Roll Back The Clock after another successful term

by Lachlan Williams

Another successful term of the Roll Back The Clock program came to a close at the end of September.

Australians aged over 65 got involved in six Roll Back The Clock programs across Australia during term three,  keeping active while engaging with the sport of bowls.

Thornbury was one of six venues where the program ran most recently, hosting two sessions a week for four weeks.

Thornbury Facilitator Marisa Lawlor held sessions focusing on areas including the importance of exercise, exercising the brain, being mindful and the importance of sleep.

The final session took more of a focus on introducing participants to bowls.

“Our facilitator did a fantastic job keeping participants engaged for the entire program of sessions, they all throughly enjoyed it,” North East Victoria Regional Bowls Manager John Emerson said.

Roll Back the Clock aims to boost physical activity rates among Australians aged 65 and over through bowls, light exercise and education.

Health-related reasons (including physical and mental health as well as disability or poor health or injury) are the main barriers for older Australians participating in sport or physical activities.

Clubs interested in hosting Roll Back The Clock sessions in term four 2019 or term one 2020 should contact their Regional Bowls Manager or email rollbacktheclock@bowls.com.au