This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019
Advertisement

Nearly 10,000 people sign petition after Aussie lawn bowlers channel Beyonce to save green

The site of the Chadstone Bowls Club in suburban Melbourne has been slated for a new multi-million-dollar indoor community stadium.

NEARLY 10,000 people have signed a petition to save an Australian lawn bowling club after three older women went viral earlier this week dancing to a Beyonce song.

The video of the three women strutting their stuff in a campaign to save their local green has received more than one million Facebook views in just a few days.

The short film posted on Saturday features Terry Foster, 82, Janine Hall, 82, and Wyn Hewett, 72, performing their rendition of Beyonce’s hit ‘Single Ladies’, with the lyrics substituted for demands of their local council.

“We love our club, we’ve had enough,” they sing, dressed in their blue and white bowling outfits. “We’re doing our bowling thing. We wanna keep fit and that is it. Please don’t take it from me.”

The site of the Chadstone Bowls Club in suburban Melbourne has been slated for a new multi-million-dollar indoor community stadium.

But the club’s 600 members, most of them elderly, have told the council to keep their hands off the 60-year-old facility.

Denise Wallish, the video’s producer and member of the Save Chaddy Bowls committee, said they had been overwhelmed by the attention, much of it from overseas, which will bolster their cause when they meet the council next week.

“To say we are amazed would be an understatement,” she told AFP, adding that imitating the US superstar was a logical choice.

“We love Beyonce!,” she said. “She is sassy and anyone who can dance in those high heels is a legend.”

- © AFP, 2017

Watch: Gardaí test response to terror attack in simulation at Dublin’s Docklands >

Read: Woman seeks to block her children travelling to London because of terror threat >

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

AFP

Read next:

COMMENTS (9)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel