On 8 June 1964 the Cockburn Bowling and Recreational Club was founded. The first two years were used to establish the Club and served as a learning period for all concerned. Cockburn men first entered the pennant competition in the 1966/67 season and from that day onward the Cockburn men bowls achievements have left an impressive and historic mark on bowls in Western Australia. The Cockburn ladies entered their first pennant team in the 1967/68 season.
This book incorporates the original written text in regard to the Club’s first 25 years together with further information relating to the operations of the Club leading up to the Club’s 50th year, and throughout contains photos illustrating the many and varied achievements of the Club and its members. Members and others will learn how the Club has advanced and prospered, of the sacrifices made and the joys experienced. The Club’s success and rich heritage can be traced back to the many men and women who contributed their time, effort and finances to the cause.
Special mention is made of the contribution provided by the Club’s numerous and varied sponsors who over the many years have provided financial and other forms of support towards the operations of the Club and to bowling events.
On the occasion of the Club’s 50th year, mention should be made of the small group of men who had a vision to establish a Bowling Club, and of the efforts of present and past members have given their time to ensure that the Club has continued to prosper. In this regard the Club looks forward to people from all walks of life joining and contributing to the Club, thus ensuring the future of the Cockburn Bowling and Recreational Club for the many years to come.
Acknowledgement is made of the efforts of Steve Srhoy, Ron Collis,
Brian Blagaich and Ken Myers in compiling this history and to the
City of Cockburn for their support.