Bowls club in Cleethorpes opening its doors this weekend to encourage more people into the sport

-Credit: (Image: Cleethorpes Bowls Club)
-Credit: (Image: Cleethorpes Bowls Club)


A Bowls club in Cleethorpes is opening its doors to the public this weekend as part of a nationwide initiative to get more people into the sport - no matter what their age or lifestyle.

From 11am to 4pm on Saturday (May 25), Cleethorpes Bowls Club on Elm Road is welcoming anyone and everyone who wants to try their hand at a game of Bowls or two.

As part of the free event, all equipment will be supplied and visitors can stay as long as they like - with a barbecue planned during the afternoon.

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Local Bowls champion, Amy Pharoah, told Grimsby Live: "The Bowls Big Weekend is a Bowls England initiative to open up Bowls clubs around the country so that people can come and try and see what it's all about. There are 660 clubs signed up.

"There will be some fun activities set up and all equipment will be supplied. People just need to come along and bring anyone else along who would like to see what it's all about. There will be a barbecue in the afternoon, so we're hoping it will be a good day. The event is free and people can stay for as long or as little as they like."

Amy Pharoah
Amy Pharoah -Credit:Jon Corken

When asked why younger people should get involved in the sport, Amy said: "Bowls has so many benefits. It helps with health and social, physical and mental wellbeing, you get to meet up with other people, it's something you can play with family and friends and you can take it to whichever level you want to.

"So you could use it just as something to do socially or you can enter competitions at all different levels. For young people I'd say it's good because you have that multi-generational aspect and it can be massively competitive. I'm a very competitive person, but for those who aren't, Bowls as a sport doesn't have to be."

Cleethorpes Bowls Club on Elm Road will be open to the public from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, May 25. To find out more about the Bowls Big Weekend initiative, click here.