Duke of Edinburgh Shield comes to Sale

Action on the greens at Lakeside Club, Sale for the Victoria RSL Duke of Edinburgh Shield. Photos: Contributed

THE annual Victorian RSL Duke of Edinburgh Shield competition was held over the weekend of April 15 and 16, running concurrently across 15 venues statewide.

Lakeside Club in Sale was one such venue, hosting six teams from the Gippsland region – Bairnsdale, Lakes Entrance, Rosedale, Moe/Trafalgar, Newborough and Sale – with 16 players per team.

While games went ahead uninterrupted on Saturday, overnight rain and wet greens saw play abandoned on Sunday.

Despite the event having only completed three of its scheduled five rounds, a winner was still crowned on Sunday, with Newborough deemed the most successful club.

The Sale RSL lawn bowls team was formed in 2001, and consists of veterans from across Wellington Shire.

The club fielded two teams in this year’s shield, with the second competing in Mulwala on the Victoria/New South Wales border.

Graeme Upton presents the winners’ flag to Newborough team representative George Lambos. Photo: Contributed