Indoor Bowls, a game for all ages

By Aroha Treacher

The opening day of the 65th National Indoor Bowls Tournament has seen around 850 competitors descend on Taradale to compete.

It's not your typical tweenie sport, with an average age of each player being close to 60, however more and more younger players are choosing to take up bowls competitively.

At 78-years-old, Arthur Bettridge is a legend in the game. He says despite the calm exterior displayed during play, it's extremely competitive out there no matter what your age.

New Zealand is the only country in the world that plays this form of bowls competitively, a game that does not discriminate against age.