Wellington bowlers open door to public

By Mark Pritchett in Football

MEMBERS of Wellington Bowling Club are looking forward to welcoming local people and the surrounding area to see round their club and try their hand at bowling when they hold their two Open Days this summer.

Richard Manning, the Development Officer, says: “We are always recruiting new members and our Open Days are an excellent opportunity to welcome people to our club, who have never bowled before, so that they can have a go and see if it appeals to them.”

The club has enjoyed a great revival over the past three years as membership increased and they have been able to improve their premises with successful grant applications and support from local organisations.

The majority of people who attend the club for an Open Day go on to enjoy the six sessions of free coaching provided by the club. At the end of the coaching period there is no pressure to become a member but most people do. It is an opportunity to meet new people in a sport where people of all ages and backgrounds can compete on equal terms.

For the past two years members have also enjoyed some great social nights at the club where entertainment has been provided.

Many people do not realise that Wellington Bowling Club is a members club. The club is owned and run by the members for the members. It has a great tradition dating back to 1907 when it was founded, the clubhouse was a wooden hut and the green a patch of grass. Since that time the various generations have added and improved the facilities to what is now the envy of many other bowling clubs in the South West.

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