Picnic proving a Point in ensuring long-term future

by Domenic Favata

Located in Western Sydney, Picnic Point Bowling Club may be small in stature, but it sure is large in ambition.

With a very proactive Board of Directors & Management, the club is directing their energy towards providing their members with the best facilities both on and off the green, with the focus also now on attracting new bowling members.

Picnic Point recently opened their new bar which they have been working on for a long time. These new bar facilities also come with a new till system, allowing the club to capture all the information correctly and while also providing members discounts and access to a reward points program.

In 2017, Picnic Point made the decision to lease the land of one green for a child care centre, which has now guaranteed the survival of their club for the foreseeable future. Last year, they applied for a grant through the Building & Partnerships program and were successful in receiving $90,000 for an upgrade and refurbishment to their greens.

Bowls President Mick Furness said the club is going strong, with 88 male and 19 female members, while confident this number would grow with a number of first-year rookie bowlers already in the ranks.

One of them, Picnic Point member Sam Costa, won the Zone Rookie Singles and Pairs last year.

The club also will enter three teams in the Men’s Pennants and one team in the Ladies’ Pennants.


Contribution by Brett Hughes – Regional Bowls Manager (Sydney)