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Lawn bowls is a game for many ages, Gore Bowling Club publicity officer Wes Gentle says.

The club is keen to attract new members to its ranks.

The club had between 30 and 35 members, of which there were only about six women, Mr Gentle said.

There was a push to increase the numbers of women as well as men.

Mr Gentle urged people to get off the couch and try lawn bowls.

Teenagers through to retired people enjoyed the game, and it suited those who wanted low-impact exercise, he said.

Bowling could be a fun family activity which suited teenage children.

It was a game that could be picked up “very, very quickly”, Mr Gentle said.

Two of the best players in the club were in their 20s, showing it was a competitive option for younger people as well as those who were more mature.

“We’ve got a 90-year-old still out there battling away,” he said.

As well as being a good exercise option, it provided time to be out in the fresh air and helped combat cabin fever.

Playing bowls also provided a good social forum, he said.

It was not necessary to own a set of bowls when entering the sport as the club had bowls that could be borrowed.

For more information contact Mr Gentle on (03) 208-3575.