Bowls is often seen as a game for older folk but Hornsea IBC has a tradition of encouraging and bringing on juniors; the 2018 British Isles Ladies Fours Champions are home coached Hornsea talent! It makes us as a Club proud to see the next generation coming through so successfully at the Friday evening junior coaching sessions. The section currently has eight members who learn about the game through skills coaching, challenges and games.
Two of the juniors have just passed the club’s Bronze Level Skills award and Juniors National Youth Awards at Bronze level. Hannah and Lillie were some of the first club members to pass the club’s bronze award and are now training for the silver award.
It has been a successful year for the pair with Hannah just beating Lillie in a closely fought Junior Singles Championship Final at the club. The pair then joined forces to win the Club’s Junior Pairs Championship!
All members of the section took part in both competitions with Lillie’s sister Maizie partnering Rowan to take the runner’s up place in the pairs. Alfie and Jasper took third place with our youngest members, 8 year old twins Anna and Lewis taking the wooden spoon whilst still wearing the biggest smiles in every game.
Some of the juniors would now like to play in a league and it is hoped to establish a friendly and informal league one teatime with juniors pairing up with adults or each other.
A big well done to all of our juniors!