19th August 2020 – More great work at Darlington South Park
Great news! @CountyDurhamCF have awarded us £2,470 to continue acquiring the necessary equipment for our aim to be fully inclusive to all. Through their Community Grants Funding Programme we will be able to offer further aids for disability in our ‘Social Sundays’, our open days and include those who wish to take part in a healthy and competitive sport. These opportunities in bowls are limited across the UK and probably more so the North East so to be able to offer this makes our sport more accessible.
This also offers us opportunity to modernise our equipment to make the sport more attractive to the untrained eye and a wider variation of age groups.
Let’s Roll – that’s the message from Bowls England as they have launched a national campaign to inspire people to ‘bowl up’ to their local green with friends and family through the remainder of this summer.
At its heart, bowls is an uncomplicated and accessible sport that can easily be played amongst friends and families creating personal challenge and stirring competitive juices. It is also achievable for people who, whether it be because of age, physical ability, inequality or other barriers, are less inclined to play sport and enjoy its many associated physical and mental benefits.
In this current Covid-19 climate and with a couple of months left in the season, there is a great opportunity for existing bowlers to advocate their sport to friends and family who don’t bowl and encourage them to go down to their local club with them to have a go in a safe, friendly and sociable environment.
To be part of it, affiliated bowls clubs simply need to inform Bowls England of a point of contact for the campaign, commit to offering new bowlers a free introductory go at the sport in a Covid-friendly environment and inform them of the new people who have been inspired to play. Over the coming weeks, participating clubs will receive free digital resources that they, and their members, can share across their networks and there will be nationally managed social media advertising to raise awareness further.
We have added the documents on the website within the NEWS SECTION for clubs to print off.
Let’s try to finish the season on a high folks….
Here are two documents to help
5th August 2020 – The latest edition of Inside Bowls is out now, you can read it via the link below
click on this link ——- INSIDE BOWLS