Yeppoon's blue and white looks great on the greens
From The Capricorn Coast Mirror
YEPPOON Bowls Club's division one men's pennants teams may have narrowly failed on the greens to defend last year's champion title - but emerged as runaway winners when it came to the smartest uniforms.
Club board member and men's section secretary Kim Martin said the striking new outfits had "certainly made a statement" when they were worn for the first time in competition during the recently completed pennants season.
Mr Martin said the division one teams had entered this year's event as reigning champions from 2013 but had not quite been able to hold on to the top spot.
At the end of the six-round pennants tournament, he said, Yeppoon had found themselves beaten into second place by arch-rivals North Rockhampton Bowls Club.
Men's section president Ian Lenham said the North Rockhampton teams had been "just too strong this time around" - but vowed that hard work would go into bringing the coveted trophy back to Yeppoon in 2015.
"If there was a trophy for the best-dressed team, however, we would definitely have won that - hands down," Mr Lenham said.
Several prominent local businesses put forward sponsorship that enabled the Yeppoon men's representative teams to hit the greens for the 2014 pennants season in their new, bright and stylish up-market gear.
Mr Martin said Keppel Bay Sailing Club and Krackers had sponsored the new blue and white shirts, which also sport a sailing dinghy - aptly named Krackers - on the front, with the word Yeppoon across the upper back.
The team's royal blue trousers were sponsored by new real estate business Lacoa Property and, to top off the outfits, local training company Coal Train provided the players with caps and hats, Mr Martin said.