The VFUA ventured to the Flagstaff Gardens’ Melbourne Bowls Club for its 2017 Bowls Day, a chance to kick back in the rare almost football-free space between the AFLW and VFL pre-seasons and the opening of the full-on VFL premiership matches.
About 25 members, family and friends were on hand and upon arrival were greeted by the aroma of the Nick Brown inspired BBQ which went nicely with the Bowls Club bar offerings.
On the rinks some serious bowls action unfolded with a number of teams actually keeping score while others were simply rolling for fun.
This included VFUA President Michael Curtis’s family whose fascination with shots in play caused an anxious moment or two.
Beside the rinks the talk was football, travel and more football.
A pleasant Sunday afternoon for all who ventured out. Thanks to Nick for cooking and MBC for the venue and hospitality.
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The 2016 Trivia Night is upon us and with a new venue, it is going to be bigger and better than ever!
The Annual VFUA Golf Day took place last Sunday 24th of May at the Ivanhoe Golf course. The weather turned it up and produced a cracking day for a hit. For some, egos were on the line and winning was everything. For most, simply making contact with the golf ball and not losing it over the fence was success enough. Continue reading
Multitasking Michael Curtis
Allow me to paint you a word picture… You wake up, it’s a Sunday morning and you’re feeling surprisingly fresh from the night before. You look through a crack between your blinds and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day. Alas! You remember that today is Sunday the 3rd of April, the day of the Annual VFUA Lawn Bowls day. Haven’t the stars aligned for you? It’d be rude not to head down to Fitzroy Gardens to enjoy a cheeky snag and a bowl with your fellow VFUA members. Continue reading