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Bowls clubs can help shape the future of the sport

Stratford Editorial 20th Jan, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

REPRESENTATIVES from bowls clubs across Stratford and the surrounding area are being encouraged to attend an event which will outline how support will continue to be rolled out in the future.

The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA), which has targets to increase participation in the sport for people aged 55 and over and those with a disability, is set to host an information evening at Stoke Bowls Club in Occupation Road, Coventry, on Tuesday, February 10 between 6.30pm and 8pm.

Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire was selected to be part of the BDA’s Hot Spot Programme in 2013 and over the last two years has undergone an intensive recruitment and investment programme.

With the agreement set to end in March 2015, the BDA will highlight not only the good work achieved by Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire Sport (CSW Sport), which delivers the programme across the sub-region, but will also identify ways in which clubs can access support in the future.

Hannah Milde, of CSW Sport, said: “Although Coventry, Solihull & Warwickshire will no longer be a part of the Hot Spot programme, bowls clubs will still be able to access a wide variety of support through the BDA, albeit under a different structure.

“We have seen the demand for high quality bowls programmes rise right across the sub-region and CSW Sport has made fantastic progress in encouraging more people to take up the sport.

“We are still very much committed to improving bowls opportunities in the area and I would encourage all bowls clubs representatives, volunteers and coaches to attend the information evening to find out more about what will be delivered in the future.”

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