WORTHWHILE: Siblings Jeff Worth, Dell Stretton, Peter Worth, Charlie Worth and Janelle Walker at the Albert Park Bowls Club tournament on Sunday.
WORTHWHILE: Siblings Jeff Worth, Dell Stretton, Peter Worth, Charlie Worth and Janelle Walker at the Albert Park Bowls Club tournament on Sunday. Philippe Coquerand

Five siblings take to the greens at Gympie bowls club

BOWLS: Five siblings with the same passion for lawn bowls competed in the Five-a-Side carnival at Albert Bowls Club on Sunday.

Jeff Worth, Dell Stretton, Peter Worth, Charlie Worth and Janelle Walker grew up around the sport as their grandfather Chas Millers was a foundation member of Kandanga Bowls Club, which formed in 1949.

THE WORTH SIBLINGS: Jeff Worth, Dell Stretton, Peter Worth, Charlie Worth and Janelle Walker at the Albert Park Bowls Club on Sunday.
THE WORTH SIBLINGS: Jeff Worth, Dell Stretton, Peter Worth, Charlie Worth and Janelle Walker at the Albert Park Bowls Club on Sunday. Philippe Coquerand

Their parents, Wally and Joan Worth, followed in those footsteps, joining the club in the 1950s and holding various positions of games director, president and provedore.

Mr Worth supplied machine and workers to help renovate the greens on several occasions.

Meryl Christensen from Albert Park Bowls Club.
Meryl Christensen from Albert Park Bowls Club. Philippe Coquerand

Charlie made the trip from Robina last weekend so he could play on the same team as his four siblings, a trip he said was "definitely worth it”.

Charlie is a member of the Robina Bowls Club and is out on the greens every Sunday.

Ron Tracey and Krys Gerick playing opposites with one another at the weekend.
Ron Tracey and Krys Gerick playing opposites with one another at the weekend. Philippe Coquerand

Mrs Walker said she enjoyed playing with her siblings.

"It's very special. We all went out for tea on Saturday night and we try and catch up as often as we can,” she said.

Garry Janetski, Barb and Bert Peperkamp from Coolum Bowls Club.
Garry Janetski, Barb and Bert Peperkamp from Coolum Bowls Club. Philippe Coquerand

"We all love the competitiveness and the friends you make from playing bowls.

"It can be a challenging sport, but we all love it.”

The Tin Can Bay team took out the competition on Sunday.

Eileen Swanson and Debbie Dalliston from Red Hill Bowls Club.
Eileen Swanson and Debbie Dalliston from Red Hill Bowls Club. Philippe Coquerand