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Short Mat Bowls at Whitford

2 February 2012 442 views No Comment

Short Mat Bowls at Whitford

Short mat bowls became official in November 1989, although the beginning really started in 1988 when Devon Sports Council launched Action Sports to encourage the older population to “get off your armchairs?” By fund-raising events such as Table top sales, concerts by Tina and the Corry Dale singers and jumble sales etc. we were able to purchase our own mats and other equipment in April 1991, at a staggering price of over £1000, thus saving Action Sports the need to bring their equipment to Whitford. From then on, success followed success, winning Leagues and Tournaments. In our best years we had 30 members and a waiting list of would-be bowlers.

Sadly now, our club is struggling to survive due to the natural movement of people and of course the demise of members. Now we have only 5 playing ( yes FIVE) members. We meet every Thursday evening at 7-30 in Whitford village hall so why not pop along, see what’s happening, have a friendly chat, a cuppa and biscuits. First attendance FREE.

Please contact Bob White on 01279 552886 for more information.