But why would bowls be suitable for youngsters?
Firstly it’s quick and easy to learn the basics and the lessons are run so that at the end of each one,
the children come away with a sense of having improved or achieved something.
And it’s fun!
But there is a lot more to bowls.
Bowls is a sport that requires balance, concentration, co-ordination and consistency, but then brings in tactics,
understanding of ballistics, communication skills and many other elements of team play.
It is a friendly game where people shake hands, congratulate good shots,
enjoy winning and learn how to lose graciously.
So why not get young people involved?
Junior Bowls Coaching
Anyone under the age of 16 who wishes to give bowls a try is welcome to come to one of the Junior Bowls sessions.
Run by EBCS qualified coaches, the sessions start at 5.15pm for 75 minutes.
Participants need to wear comfortable clothing and can borrow bowls shoes or bowl in socks initially.
Bowls will be provided and the first four visits to the club are free.
Thereafter annual membership is £10 with rink fees of £1 per hour.
All places at sessions must be booked by calling 01964 537776 as places will be limited.
HSLC Nurturing Groups
Two groups from Hornsea School and Language College have started a four week Introduction to Bowls course.
Being just next door, the club is handy for the groups who attend with teaching and support staff, who also join in on the lessons.
Judging by the smiles and improvement seen already, the pupils seem to be enjoying their time learning the basic skills of bowls.
Cubs from two local packs have also enjoyed “Try Bowls” evenings recently.
Within an hour the Cubs had learnt how to send the target Jack, roll a bowl and were competing in teams in a closely fought target game.
Yorkshire Under 18’s team place for Alfie!
Congratulations to Alfie Harvatt on being selected to play for the Yorkshire Under 18’s team in their forthcoming matches.
Alfie and his sister Lillie attended an Under 18’s coaching and team trials day at North Cave Indoor Bowls Club
where 13 year old Alfie was selected for the team and will be their youngest member.
He will be playing at Redcar in a triples match against County Durham on Sunday 16th February with Hannah also playing in the team again this year.
All the youngsters enjoyed the day which saw them undertaking a range of bowls challenges,
exercises and short games which covered a range of skill from basic bowling action, drawing, team communication through to head reading and tactics.
The Yorkshire Under 18’s team manager, Phil Parsons of York,
hopes to hold an Under 18’s Singles competition at North Cave in March. Keep you eye on this space for more information.