THE federal member for Fremantle, Dr Carmen Lawrence, and Cottesloe MLA Colin Barnett plan to fire off a few volleys this Sunday to help launch the new tennis courts at the North Fremantle Bowling Club. At long last our pollies are getting back into the spirit of sporting endeavour, seemingly lost when the parliamentary cricket nets were removed many years ago. Those with greying hair may recall the nets on Mount Street in West Perth, which were used for occasional batting practice by state MPs keen to let off some steam. It’s uncertain whether Dr Lawrence or Mr Barnett are in training for their upcoming match or whether they plan to enter a community lawn bowls tournament held on the same day, but the event is sure to be a lively one. To set the tone for the day, North Fremantle junior string ensemble The String Beans will play a tune or two. It’s all part of North Fremantle Precinct’s Come and Try-Open House, a Fremantle Festival event.
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