Our Adult Officer Danny speaks to BBC Radio Merseyside about Bowl for Health

MSP have today been on BBC Radio Merseyside to help listeners find out about how they can enjoy gentle physical activity and a social sport by taking part in Bowl for Health.

‘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. Run by qualified and welcoming coaches, the programme is now available in West Derby and Mossley Hill.

The programme is being led by MSP and Liverpool City Council, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The idea was developed and successfully piloted in 2017 by Holy Trinity Bowling Club in Formby, and is now being rolled out by more clubs across Merseyside.

Sessions are starting up in March in West Derby (at West Derby Recs Bowling Club on Mill Lane) and in Mossley Hill (at Mossley Hill Bowling Club on Mossley Hill Road) – completely free for any Liverpool residents who would like to improve their physical health and wellbeing, with all equipment provided and no previous experience required.  To book your FREE place at either club please contact:

  • Mossley Hill Bowling Club (L18 8BX) starts 11.00am to 12.00pm Tuesday 5th March 2019 (running at the same time for eight weeks) – to book your place please contact Arthur Carson on 07786 374472 or email
  • West Derby Recs Bowling Club (Mill Lane, L12 7JA – n.b. not to be confused with West Derby Bowling Club on Hayman’s Green) starts 10.30am to 11.30am Monday 4th March 2019 (running at the same time for eight weeks) – to book your place please contact Pat Hughes on 07811 779760 or email

For further information about the Bowl for Health programme please contact Danny Woodworth on 0151 427 3889 or email

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