On Saturday 29th May we held a very successful Open Day as part of the Bowls England & Disability Bowls England initiative to get everyone back playing bowls and welcoming members of the community to our sport. Blessed with a glorious sunny day some 50 to 60 people made up of members, their family & friends plus several new faces joined in this relaxed fun day.
Having worked with the BDA in developing and meeting various criteria over a two year period we actually achieved the required standards and gained the Bowls Disability Mark in February 2020. Unfortunately owing to Covid restrictions it was not possible to arrange a formal presentation until now. This was put right during the day when Annie Dunham one of the BDA’s Club Development Officers travelled from Lincolnshire to present the Awards to Michael Robins our Club President. A big thank you to Annie for taking time out to join us. Also another big thank you to the group of members who played a huge part in helping us gain this award.
Events such as this do not take place or are successful without the work undertaken by members who made sure the day went with a bang. Yes the balloon displays kept popping in the heat and added to the fun. A big thank you to all the volunteers for making sure everyone enjoyed themselves. The bacon butties followed by a barbecue later in the day plus cold refreshments served to the tables ensured everyone was suitably catered for throughout.
There has never been a better time to become more active and take up a sport. Bowls is a sport that can be played by people of all ages, gender or physical ability. Our club having achieved the very high standards required to gain this award, are looking to build on work already undertaken. We invite newcomers to bowls to come along and join in our social bowling sessions details of which can be found on our website of Social Media pages.