Stamford club hopes open day will draw in fresh talent

Members of Stamford Indoor Bowls Club
Members of Stamford Indoor Bowls Club
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STAMFORD Indoor Bowls Club, which has its six-rink arena in Exeter Gardens, stages the first of its open days on Saturday, January 14 when potential new bowlers can receive free instruction from its coaches and members as an introduction to the game.

The club is hoping that families as well as the area’s keen sportsmen and sportswomen of all ages – aged from eight to 80 – will support this opportunity, which runs from 9.30am to noon.

Coaching and bowls equipment are provided free of charge.

The club is currently at the top of two Lincolnshire Leagues for men’s and mixed teams and has players representing both Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, while individuals have been progressing strongly in English national events.

It is hoped the open day will uncover more talent for the future of the club which has approaching 500 members, enjoying a recently refurbished facility.

The club’s vice-chairman Bob Warters said: “We’ve had probably our most successful year in 2011 with players helping put the club on the national map.

“It’s now time to consolidate by attracting new blood and these open days offer a great opportunity for local people from a 20-mile radius to enjoy a year-round sport.

“I know many of my contemporaries who played football and cricket in the 1970s and ‘80s are unable to still fulfil their competitive juices in bleak winter conditions but indoor bowls is a great alternative.

“For those out there with hand-eye co-ordination looking for a pastime to pursue – and that doesn’t rely on fine weather – indoor bowls is definitely worth a try.”

For further information call the club on 01780 756452 or visit www.stamfordindoorbowls.co.uk.