Kilmore’s pennant bowls team celebrates its 81-60 win over Broadford in Saturday’s Central Bowls Division grand final. With the division being split up in a Bowls Victoria restructure next season, Kilmore will go down as its final premier.

By Tricia Mifsud

KILMORE Bowls Club’s division one pennant team beat Broadford 81-60 to become the final Central Bowls Division premier.

Played in Yea on Saturday, the grand final was the last game to be played as part of the Central Bowls Division, which will no longer exist after a restructuring of divisions by Bowls Victoria.

Broadford Bowling Club president Jim Hinchcliffe said his club looked forward to a new challenge next season, and was ready to become part of the Central Victoria Bowls Region.

“We are looking forward to the new season in the Central Victoria Bowls Region,” he said.

“As a club, we had a fairly successful time in the Central Bowls Division. We won the title in 2019-20, and unfortunately lost over the weekend to Kilmore.

“We’re looking forward to getting across over there. We’ll have familiar faces in Kilmore, but other teams like Lancefield have expressed they are happy to have us a part in their competition.”

The other six teams originally in the Central Bowls Divison have been allocated new regions for the next season also.

Alexandra, Eildon, Seymour, Seymour VRI and Yea will join the Central Goulburn Murray Bowls Region, while Wallan will become part of the metropolitan Northern Gateway Bowls Region.