Indoor bowls for over 60s rolls into Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Indoor bowls for over 60s rolls into Warwick

Leamington Editorial 14th Mar, 2024   0

A NEW indoor bowling group has rolled into Warwick.

The group takes place at The Gap community centre on Friday mornings from 10am until 12 noon and is geared at over 60s.

No prior experience is required. All participants need to bring is a pair of flat clean shoes to change into.

Short mat bowls is an indoor variation on lawn bowls in which players in teams of four score points by rolling a heavy ball along a flat surface to get their bowls nearer to the jack than their opponents.

The new sessions have been funded by Sport England’s Small Grants Programme, supported by the National Lottery, and will be led by volunteer Allan Bailey who has more than 15 years’ bowling experience.

Allan said: “I’m thrilled to be helping The Gap launch the new bowling sessions because I love the sport. It’s very friendly and you can play even if you have health conditions such as Dementia, Parkinsons, or if you’re in your 90’s, although please check with your doctor first.

“It’s brilliant it’s indoors because it means you can play all year round no matter the weather, and it gets you out of the house. It could kick-start a whole new hobby.”

The Gap charity has been running older adults’ activities for more than 20 years from its community centre on the Percy estate in North Warwick and the indoor bowling will be the newest activity in its Gap Goldies weekly programme for over 60s.

To join the bowling contact Allan Bailey on 07722444853 or email [email protected]

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Leamington Observer newspaper.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.


Advertise with the Leamington Observer to reach your audience


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.