Narrabri Bowling Club, ‘Sporties’, will soon be back in business.

The doors closed when the club was placed in voluntary administration on April 24.

“The club will be re-opened on July 9,” administrator Alan Hayes of Hayes Advisory told The Courier.

And Hayes Advisory has called for clubs interested in amalgamating with ‘Sporties’ to begin an investigation and due diligence

“Narrabri Bowling Club is an excellent opportunity for a like-minded club to amalgamate with an asset rich club in a vibrant town with an economic future buttressed by the historically viable mining, farming and grazing businesses, and the potential new gas and transport infrastructure projects,” Mr Hayes said.

Meanwhile, members and the community have welcomed the news that the iconic Bowling Club is back.

“The club will be open for business on Thursday, July 9, and will trade each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from then on,” Mr Hayes said.

“The restaurant and bars have been restocked and are ready for business. The greens have been rested and are similarly ready for action.

“Further announcements about additional trading will be made in plenty of time for people to include those additional times in their social calendar.”
Bowls will recommence.

The Narrabri Bowling Club operates two businesses, Narrabri Sporties (the Bowling Club) and the Club Motor Inn. The Club Motor Inn had continued trading, and profitably, during the period of Sporties administration, Mr Hayes said.

Mr Hayes thanked the many people who had given support during the recent months.

“A lot of people have been working very hard to bring this good news to Narrabri including Narrabri Sporties’ staff and board,” he said.

“Also thank you to the Narrabri Shire Council which provided funding, the Federal Government for its JobKeeper payments and the State Government which is expected to assist with a small grant soon.”

Mr Hayes added that people and businesses owed money by the club are all expected to receive a return of 100 cents in the dollar.

“However that will take some time, probably six months or so.”

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