Rod Grinter’s Annual Catch Up (ACU) has become a regular feature of the past player calendar.

With 40 in attendance, a wonderful evening was enjoyed by all. 


The 16th Balls Grinter’s ACU (Annual Catch Up), held at Middle Park Bowls club on Friday 7 December, was enjoyed by the regular 20 to 25 past players on a very warm evening. A special mention goes to Earl Spalding for making the effort to fly in from Perth, Brad Sparks flying in from Noosa and Michael Seddon flying in from Hobart to join us – what a great effort from these three. We also welcomed and appreciated 15 to 20 current day players who found time in their busy training schedule to join us for the evening, a big thanks to captains Nathan Jones and Jack Viney for encouraging these boys to get along.

The venue provided the opportunity to roll down some bowls barefoot style, with past players competing with current players, enjoying each other’s company and having a laugh. Seeing the current players relaxing and chatting with boys from the past is warming and shows the unpretentiousness of the current day playing group, who are on the brink of some very special times.

From the bottom of my heart, l sincerely thank all those who made the effort to come along and made my ACU another enjoyable occasion.

Merry Christmas and all the success for 2019.

Go Dees.

Balls Grinter