Waterlooville Bowling Club in Jubilee Park Waterlooville, has launched a project to modernise their facilities and encourage more members - including young people.
During the Autumn the club paid for a new bowling carpet and surrounds to the green. Meanwhile funding has been applied for to extend and improve the club house and facilities The club were delighted to learn that they have been successful in their application to Hampshire County Council Recreation and Heritage Community fund, and £30,000 has been awarded. Results of further applications to other bodies are eagerly awaited!!
Improving the facilities will enable the club to move forward with their plans to start a junior section. For too long people think of bowling as just for retired people but that is not true and so the club aims to encourage younger people to have a go. Successful taster sessions were held with the Scouts, Guides and Boys Brigade over the Autumn and it is hoped to build on this in the following months.
Bowling is a sport that health professions recommend as it provides a number of health benefits including: improved fitness; improved co-ordination and skill development; increased confidence and self-esteem; enhanced mental well being and the opportunity to make new friends so combating loneliness.
Why not give it a go - or if you know any youngsters who would like to try it, contact us at 023 9226 6418 or look on our web page: www.waterloovillebowlingclub