HFM’s Representatives Enjoyed Barefoot Bowls
On Tuesday 20th March, HFM (ably represented by Lia Steeger, Laura Prada, Peter Rice and Darren Wills) attended the FMA Barefoot Bowls event held at the South Perth Bowling Club.
After some introductions and drinks from the bar, David Hagen (aka Papa Smurf) from the South Perth Bowling Club gave the players an introduction to the game and a rundown of the rules for the evening before setting them loose sans footwear onto the pristine artificial turf of the bowling greens. In the first round, HFM pitted their abilities against Mike, Hayley, Chelsea and Stuart from AustCorp Recruitment. After a well-fought battle filled with hoots of excitement when things went well, groans of frustration when things did not, and some world-class sledging from both camps, HFM eventually took out second place after three ends – Cue the Asian fusion nibbles and additional drinks from the bar to keep their fluids up, while they waited for the remaining teams to finish the round.
Round two and HFM was definitely the underdog, as Bruce from the Curtin/All Saints College team set them straight on how the game should actually be played. After a strong start, HFM decided to throw consistency out the window in the hope of unnerving Bruce and his well-placed shots. This tactic in hindsight was not the most successful modus operandi, as a few well-weighted bowls that luckily missed the unprotected ankles of HFM’s opponents (and themselves), ended up in the ditch. Despite a valiant effort from the team that would have made the cast of Crackerjack proud, HFM took out the silver medal. Then it was time to enjoy the bar and discuss the day’s heroic achievements with HFM’s fellow gladiators.
Another successful Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMA) event with special thanks to the South Perth Bowling Club.