McKay Makes His Mark at Glenelg
Mark McKay’s hard work at the helm of the Glenelg Bowling Club saw him named Administrator of the Year at this year’s Bowls SA Awards.
Mark claimed the honour ahead of fellow finalists Jose Gil, of Modbury, Jeff Allen, of Marion, and Kylie Hurst, of Adelaide.
Mark said he was “blown away” to win the award over a strong field of candidates.
“There are some pretty special people that I was nominated with, so I am stoked and surprised,” he said.
Mark said his passion to attract new people to bowls is what drives him as club president.
“It is the easiest game in the world and people need to know that and I think bowls can be a sleeping giant,” he said.
“You just need to get people out there, bowls is really good for peoples’ mental health and it is good for communities to come together.
“People from all cultures and walks of life can play it, men and women can play together, it is such an inclusive sport, and the world needs to know that it’s there and available.”
Mark encouraged others to make the step of taking on an administration role at their local club next season.
“It’s not that hard, you just have to make sure you engage with people around you and work together,” he said.
“It can be tricky, but it need not be.
“As long as you have got the support of your club, everyone will support you if you put your hand up.”