Get out of that armchair and into your bowling gear

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This May, Greasley Miners Welfare Bowls Club are launching their recruitment drive as part of the national Bowls England and Sport Nottingham programmes, known as The Bowls Development Alliance.

Lawn green bowling, in common with other outdoor sports, has struggled to compete with other indoor activities, on-screen gaming in particular.

The only hand held device on a bowling green is a bowling wood.

The truth is, many bowling greens have struggled to survive with a reducing numbers of ageing players and the maintaining of outdoor sports facilities falling on councils struggling with tight budgets.

However, there are signs of a resurgence in the game and increased public awareness of the health benefits of outdoor sports.

We at Greasley believe that lawn green bowling is a game worth fighting for.

This historical and relatively inexpensive pastime is played both indoor and outdoor throughout the year across all age groups.

Friendships are formed and for those enjoying competition, a full programme of local league and cup games with opportunity of county and national competitions.

Casual bowlers can enjoy weekly roll ups and meet their friends in the pavilion.

Disabled people are welcomed with most council greens adapted for wheelchair use.

Greasley M W Bowls Club, based at Coronation Park, Eastwood, are carrying the flag for the Eastwood district.

Together with all playing colleagues on our green and the full backing of Broxtowe council, we are striving to ensure the continuation of our bowling facilities at Coronation Park for future generations.

The programme consists of the following.

On Monday May 25, there will be the Bowls England road show at the Greasley Gathering, Greasley sports Centre. This will start at 10am.

On Sunday May 31, a free play bowls day will take place at the Coronation Park bowling green, Plumtre Way, Eastwood, commencing at 11am.

Refreshments will be served in the pavilion. Free parking will also be available.

Coaching at concessionary rates over four consecutive weekly sessions by a Bowls England coach and club volunteers form part of the package.

Get out of that armchair. Come along and give it a try.

For further enquiries, contact John Armstrong on 01773716076.