TEAM PLAYER: Beryl Hellwig has helped organise a bowls day to raise money for the Australian Blind Bowls team.
TEAM PLAYER: Beryl Hellwig has helped organise a bowls day to raise money for the Australian Blind Bowls team.

Beryl has a vision for Aussie bowlers

By NICOLA KERKENEZOV

IMAGINE if you were blind and someone challenged you to a game of bowls.

A good person to have on hand would be Beryl Hellwig, whose 'passion and joy' is directing blind bowlers.

So good is the Gulmarrad resident at helping blind bowlers, she will be jetsetting in April to the eighth World Blind Bowls Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In Johannesburg, Beryl will direct B3 (less than 10 but more than six per cent vision), national triple gold medallist bowler Sharon Dunk, of Sydney.

"I get so much satisfaction out of directing. It is very tiring and hard work... but to see the joy on a bowler's face makes it all worthwhile."

With little sponsorship or other funding assistance, a charity bowls day will be held at the Brooms Head Bowling and Recreation Club on Sunday from 10 am to help them get to the championships.

Costing $30, the day will include two-bowl triples, darts, a sausage sizzle, raffles, a chocolate wheel and a prize of $50 to the top team.



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