‘Bowl for Health’ is an eight-week programme designed for complete newcomers to bowls, providing an overview of the basics and how to play a match.
The idea was developed and successfully piloted in 2017 by Formby Village Sports Club (formerly known as Holy Trinity Bowling Club) in Formby with support from MSP, and is now being rolled out by more clubs across Merseyside thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Liverpool City Council with support from our stakeholders.
Run by qualified and welcoming coaches, older adults are being encouraged to feel the benefits of being more active by heading along to a Bowl for Health course near them. Taking part can give yourself a boost, feel more refreshed and is a great way to meet new people.
Sessions are suitable for complete beginners, with all equipment provided – anybody can join in and no previous experience of bowls or any other sport is required.
We’re working with the following bowls clubs across Merseyside to host new Bowl for Health courses starting in 2020.
UPDATE 18/03/20: Following recommended guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England, all Bowl for Health courses due to start on the dates below will be postponed until further notice. We hope that these will still be able to run on the day and time as advertised in 2020, but further communications and updates will be provided once a clearer picture emerges. You are welcome to register your pre-interest with any of the clubs below to be kept up to date with developments on when courses may recommence. For any further information please contact Danny Woodworth (MSP) via firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking to take part but can’t see any sessions near you? Contact Danny Woodworth via d.woodworth@merseysidesport.
If your bowling club falls under the area of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or on the Wirral and you’d be interested in finding out more about hosting a Bowl for Health course then please contact Danny Woodworth via email@example.com