(Front, from left) Peg Cole, Peg Anderson, Pat Cook, Val White, Quita Hamer, Francie Wickham, Joy King, (middle) Marge White, Rita Beddow, Elsie Clear, Daph Mulcahy, Doss Rock, Beryl Turvey, Veronica Lyons, (back) Mary Cunning, Jean Newport, Joan Featherstone, Lola Butler, Betty Summerville, Noela Kirby and Lola Sinton at the Southern Downs District Ladies Bowls Association Super Veterans Day.
(Front, from left) Peg Cole, Peg Anderson, Pat Cook, Val White, Quita Hamer, Francie Wickham, Joy King, (middle) Marge White, Rita Beddow, Elsie Clear, Daph Mulcahy, Doss Rock, Beryl Turvey, Veronica Lyons, (back) Mary Cunning, Jean Newport, Joan Featherstone, Lola Butler, Betty Summerville, Noela Kirby and Lola Sinton at the Southern Downs District Ladies Bowls Association Super Veterans Day. Gerard Walsh

Girls have super day out

SUPER Veterans Day is a chance to meet all the girls, according to one of three matriarchs at the Warwick Bowls Club on Tuesday.

The three have been bowls club members for a total of 107 years.

Francie Wickham first played bowls at Killarney 42 years ago and transferred to Southern Cross two decades ago.

She has been an office bearer and singles champion at both clubs and was one of 27 players at Super Veterans Day.

“I haven’t played for three years after breaking my hip when I fell on the green but love to be in contact with the players and meet all the girls,” she said.

Allora bowler Jean Newport is in her first year as a matriarch after turning 90 in July.

“I know everyone and they make you feel a part of it on Super Veterans Day,” she said.

For Beryl Turvey, Super Veterans Day was her second outing on the green this year after only playing twice last year.

“I am coming good now after being affected by the swine flu injection last year,” she said.

This year, most of the super veterans on Tuesday played some bowls before rain cut social competition short.

But the chatter continued inside the club and at lunch.

In keeping with the spirit of the day, there were no overall winners, everyone still involved at age 80 and above is a winner.



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