It’s a strike for first responder families at Ten Pin Bowling!

Ten Pin Bowling is always such a family-friendly fun activity, and our first responder families thoroughly enjoyed spending time together trying to get a strike when Fortem Australia hosted a Super Family Fun Night at Zone Bowling Albion Park Rail. 

It was a great night, and so much encouragement and positivity from everyone when bowling. The evening started at 7 pm and finished around 10 pm. We played two games of bowling, had time to play on the arcade games and there were plenty of snacks and drinks to keep everyone going for a few hours. 

“This is excellent, thanks so much for organising, its great to have an activity on a Friday night as we have sport on the weekends.”

The sport of tenpin bowling provides physical and mental health benefits through exercise and social interaction. It is a skill-based sport that promotes ongoing progression opportunities, with a focus on general fitness, movement and targeting skills, whilst developing motor skills such as coordination and balance. 

Fortem team member, Alison, said, “I’m not sure how much skill-base I had, with my 57 point score for the first game. For the second game, I actually used the bumpers (I can’t believe I’m admitting that, but I did). I ended up scoring 78. I’m definitely no ‘Del Da Rae’. I’m a much better dancer, than bowler. It was a lot of fun, and very funny at times…go the bumpers!”

A great way to be active, the Ten Pin Bowling wellbeing activity was also an opportunity to spend time with family and develop close family bonds, as well as connecting and socialise with other local first responder families. Developing close relationships and socialising with friends, family and others, is important to build your mental fitness and boost your wellbeing.

“We attended with our kids and they were our main focus  Everyone had such a positive night.”

Find a Wellbeing Activity in the Illawarra region on our Wellbeing Activity Calendar.

Fortem activities are designed to support the mental fitness of our first responder families. Read more about Our Approach.
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