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 has been 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 and volunteers, 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.

Find your nearest bowling club

MSP are no longer coordinating a Merseyside-wide Bowl for Health programme, however you are able to use the BCGBA Club Finder below to discover your nearest club.  Even if that club is not running a Bowl for Health programme, they welcome new players and beginners.

Further info for bowling clubs

MSP are no longer coordinating a Merseyside wide Bowl for Health programme, however if your club is based in Merseyside (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or on the Wirral) and is interested in hosting a Bowl for Health course then click here to view our club information guide.

Further info 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

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