Youngsters encouraged to try out bowls after youth success at last year's championships - The Leamington Observer

Youngsters encouraged to try out bowls after youth success at last year's championships

Leamington Editorial 22nd May, 2017   0

BOWLS: YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to take part in Bowls this year as Warwick Boat Club prepares to host a ‘come and have a go’ day.

The club wants to encourage teenagers to take up the sport following a surge in the number of young players taking part at the national championships in Leamington last year.

The Boat Club noticed how well young bowlers played throughout the tournament, prompting them to call on the youths of Warwick and further.

On Sunday (June 4), youngsters will be able to try the sport from 2pm where a qualified coach and welfare officer will be present to talk people through the basics of the game.

Free refreshments – including cakes, tea and squash – will be available.

Junior development coordinator Martin Dean said: “The Bowls Section of Warwick Boat Club is very keen to encourage young people, teenagers and above to take up the sport.

“Our aim at the club is to have a junior tournament to develop the champions of tomorrow and to set up a league with other local clubs.”

The club already runs an academy for newcomers with a qualified coach every Monday morning from 11am during the summer.

Men’s captain Les Anscombe said: “As well as juniors, Warwick Boat Club would be interested to hear from anybody who is interested in playing flat green bowls.

“Either first timers or experienced bowlers who perhaps have moved into the area and are looking for a beautiful setting and good facilities to enable them to enjoy this relaxing and healthy game.”

Call 01926 491154 or email [email protected] for further information.

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