Free session in Hucknall to try sport of bowls

BOWLS -- popular at the Commonwealth Games
BOWLS -- popular at the Commonwealth Games

One of the success-stories of the captivating Commonwealth Games in Glasgow was the sport of lawn bowls.

Now, anyone in the Hucknall area who fancies trying their greens skills is being invited to a free taster-session.

The session takes place this coming Sunday (10th August) at Titchfield Park and has been set up by the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA), which is responsible for growing interest in the sport, in conjunction with Hucknall Titchfield Park Bowls Club.

James Chestney, the BDA’s development officer, who competed for England in Glasgow, said: “It’s great to see the TV and media coverage that bowls has generated this summer. Hopefully, it has inspired new participants to try bowls in Hucknall.”

For the club, Peter Dickens added: “Titchfield Park provides a lovely setting for playing bowls, and we are always happy to welcome new members and provide support to develop players’ games and to be involved in club activity.

“Bowls has been played on the park for as long as anyone can remember. The club was established in 1930 and continues to thrive, with more than 50 members competing in nine league competitions, plus a ladies’ team playing friendlies.”

The session, which runs from 10.30 am to 1 pm, has also been backed by Notts County Council, whose sports development officer, Matt Bloor, said:

“Clubs in the county have been hugely pro-active since the start of the year, and lots of new bowlers have joined as a result.

“There has also been lots of interest in coaching courses, meaning people can have a great experience at clubs and also learn the sport in a friendly and relaxed environment.”