James Reynolds farewelled from Tathra Bowling Club

Seventy bowlers turned out with a touch of green and gold flair to farewell James Reynolds from the Tathra Bowling Club on Saturday.

Seventy bowlers turned out with a touch of green and gold flair to farewell James Reynolds from the Tathra Bowling Club on Saturday.

Tathra Bowling Club's  Commonwealth Games representitive James Reynolds was given a huge send off on Saturday.

Reynolds finished as the bowls coordinator for the club last week.

Seventy bowlers played in a social mixed teams event, including a team from Merimbula led by former Australian representative Michael Wilks. 

The Tathra men’s bowling club presented Reynolds with $650, with members saying “it should allow him to enjoy a few pints”.

Club patron Jim Perrin and bowls board member Hedley Waugh then spoke highly of Reynolds’ outstanding achievments, as a player, and bowls co-ordinator.

Highlights of his tenure at the club include winning countless titles in all formats, leading Tathra’s pennant team to three consecutive state playoffs, along with the other grades to make state finals.

Club spokesman Peter Rose said he asked Reynolds previously about his aspirations. 

“Some nine months ago I asked James his goals for the future,” Rose said. 

“He replied ‘to represent Tathra at the Commonwealth Games’.

“Well champ, you have certainly done yourself, family, club and everyone that knows you proud.

“We wish you all the best at the Games in Scotland and for  your  future.”

This week saw Reynolds start more training with the Australian squad with another session planned for the end of June.

The team is making preparations prior to leaving for Scotland with the entire contingent of bowlers. 

The team will travel two-weeks before the Games start to allow competitors to acclimatise. 

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