What is Bowl for Health?

‘Bowl for Health’ is a 6-8 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.

Merseyside sessions in 2021

A number of bowls clubs are running Bowl for Health courses in 2021 in line with the latest social distancing and British Crown Green Bowling Association guidelines.  We are hoping that more clubs across Merseyside will be able to run Bowl for Health courses later in 2021.

If you can’t see a course taking place near you and would like to pre-register your interest and be contacted as soon as a course near you is planned then please contact Danny Woodworth via d.woodworth@merseysidesport.com to be notified directly.

Liverpool

  • Mossley Hill Bowling Club (Mossley Hill Road, L18 8BX) – FREE 6 week course starts 11.00am to 12.00pm Tuesday 1st June 2021.  For more information or to book your place please contact Arthur Carson on 07786 374472 or email arthur_carson@hotmail.com
  • Richmond Bowling Club (113 Richmond Park, L6 5AB) – FREE 8 week course starts 1.00pm to 2.30pm Wednesday 11th August 2021.  For more information or to book your place please contact Phil Housbey on 07902 318612 or email philliphousbey@yahoo.co.uk
  • West Derby Recs Bowling Club (Mill Lane, West Derby, L12 7JA) – FREE 8 week course starts 10.30am to 11.30am Monday 7th June 2021.  For more information or to book your place please contact Pat Hughes on 07811 779760 or email pat.yourstruly@btinternet.com

 

St Helens

  • Eccleston Lane Ends Bowling Club (The Green, off St Helens New Road, L34 2UG) FREE 6 week course starts 11.00am to 1.00pm Friday 9th July. To book please contact Marian Manley via 07837 677930 or manleymarian@yahoo.co.uk
  • Prescot & Odyssey Bowling Club (Burrows Lane, L34 6JW) FREE 6 week course starts 2.00pm to 3.00pm Wednesday 14th July. To book please contact John Pye on 07747 362555 or email john.pye5@virginmedia.com

Sefton

  • Crescent Bowling Club (off Moss Lane, Bootle, L20 0ED) – FREE 6 week course starts 1.00pm to 2.00pm Friday 21st May 2021.  For more information or to book your place please contact Maurice Sweetman on 07772363112 or email m.sweetman@outlook.com
  • Hesketh Arms Bowling Club (Hesketh Arms Pub, off Botanic Road, Churchtown, PR9 7NE) – FREE 6 week course starts 10.00am to 12.00pm Wednesday 12th May 2021.  For more information or to book your place please contact George Hitchmough on 07977 500131 or email secretary@hesketharmsbowlingclub.co.uk
  • Hightown Bowling Club (off Sandy Lane) – FREE 6 week course starts 2.00pm to 3.00pm Thursday 24th June 2021.  For more information or to book your place please contact Diana Killen on 0151 284 8941 or email dianamkillen@gmail.com
  • Sandbrook Park Bowling Club (Orchard Lane, Ainsdale, PR8 3RA) – FREE 6 week course starts 11.00am to 12.00pm Tuesday 25th May 2021.  For more information or to book your place please contact Dave Ogden on 07724042217 or email dave.ogden8@btinternet.com

Further information for bowling clubs

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 d.woodworth@merseysidesport.com

Further information for commissioners

To see the wider impact that Bowl for Health has on the physical and mental health of participants then please click here or contact Danny Woodworth via d.woodworth@merseysidesport.com

Web Design by Twentytwo