Sport

The wheels, and the bowls, on the bus go round and round

AAT Kings tour provider brought a mobile bowls green to Grafton Shopping World's carpark on Tuesday. Having ago at the internal green were Robert Ulrick (left) and Leslie Smith. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
AAT Kings tour provider brought a mobile bowls green to Grafton Shopping World's carpark on Tuesday. Having ago at the internal green were Robert Ulrick (left) and Leslie Smith. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

HAVE you ever wanted to mix an ancient ball sport with a few tonnes of luxury motor vehicle?

Do you want to try lawn bowls but don't like the idea of walking from one end of the green to the other?

Well AAT Kings Tour Company and Across The Waves Bowls Club have exactly what you have been looking for. And what better way to spend a fresh winter morning than with your friends or family playing bowls on the green and on a bus.

That's right, lawn bowls is not a sport normally associated with world firsts but AAT Kings has created the world's first mobile indoor bowling green inside one of their fleet coaches.

And in conjunction with ATW and Barolin Travel, on Monday the bus will arrive to the delight of interested Bundaberg bowlers at the Across The Waves Sports Complex.

Across The Waves Bowls Club men's president Keith Jobling said the experience of bowling on a bus was something not on offer anywhere else and it should be an enjoyable morning.

"It's going to be very different and that's what makes it more interesting," Jobling said.

"The bus is the only one like it in the world."

The bowls bus was stripped of almost all its seats, and replacing the vacant area was a synthetic lawn bowling surface.

State sales manager for AAT Kings, Daniel Toby, said the coach looked normal from the outside, but was "a lot of fun" on the inside.

The indoor green has also seen its fair share of VIPs, notably legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath and his family in Cronulla.

"The bus has also seen many dignitaries and club presidents onboard to check out this unique attraction," Toby said.

It has toured through South Australia, Victoria, the ACT, New South Wales and Queensland, before returning to Sydney.

Upon its return the indoor bowling green will then be used for the world record attempt for the longest, continuous lawn bowls event, Toby said.

The world record is currently held by a Victorian team and stands at 40 hours, the aim is to bowl for 48 hours.

Where will the bus be rolling up?

WHEN: Monday from 10am to 11.30am

WHERE: Across The Waves Sports Complex on Thabeban St.

Topics:  bundaberg bus lawn bowls sport wheels



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