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CLUB MANAGER

We are pleased to announce that we are looking to recruit a full-time Club Manager to coordinate all aspects of the club’s daily activities. As a successful, forward thinking club with an increasing membership, this new post offers an exciting opportunity for the right person.

If you are a well organised, enthusiastic and self‐motivated individual with a good knowledge of office, computer and admin systems and maybe a bowls background, then we would love to hear from you.

For a full job spec. please email Mike Bartlett, Chairman, on email hidden; JavaScript is required

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAY

THANK YOU to everyone in our community who came along to our free Open Day on Saturday, 6th January and tried their hand at indoor bowling. The club was buzzing and we recruited 40 new members for the Beginners Coaching course starting on Saturday, 13th January 2024 at 9 am and Monday, 15th January at 5 pm.

Thank you to everyone involved; it really was a West Berks team effort and shows the club is going from strength to strength.

If you missed Open Day, but would like to take up indoor bowls, then please email email hidden; JavaScript is required, call Angela on 07729 183373 or come to the club on Saturday morning for 8.45 am or Monday for 4.45 pm.  All members of our community are welcome.

(West Berks Indoor Bowls Club is a not-for-profit Community Amateur Sports Club  [CASC], run by volunteer members for members, and is open to everyone in our community regardless of age or ability)

Etiquette

Players are reminded of the following points of etiquette:

  • When at the head, bear in mind that some bowlers like a clear view of the rink markers. Stand behind the head, inside the rink markers, but not obscuring the central rink number.
  • Do not place your bowls at the end of a rink if it is still being played on. Wait until the previous game has finished before entering rink side.
  • Standing directly behind the jack in white shoes can make the jack difficult to see.
  • Players at the mat-end of the rink who are not delivering a bowl should stand at least 1 metre behind the mat.
  • Call or shout at your own bowls by all means – but do not ‘call’ your opponents bowls to go through gaps, get ‘wrecked’, or to promote your bowls.
  • Do not applaud or cheer an unintended bowl from the opposition which results in an advantage to your team.
  • Wishing misfortune on your opponents bowls is unsporting.

TESTIMONIALS

READ WHAT OUR MEMBERS THINK . . .

Just an update on our progress. . . 
We are still playing, some games are better than others, but  practice makes perfect. That is where the easy access to the coaches, extra coaching sessions and “roll ups” come in. We have, so far played in two summer leagues and are at present playing in the winter league as a “mixed triples” team. Belinda is also playing in a ladies triples team. During these matches we have played against other members, young and old, (oldest being 90 years young and the youngest under 20, some being even younger).  It is NOT as some people think a “senior citizens” game at all, but it is a friendly one. We play for exercise and fun.  Not to say that we do not like to win sometimes!
The social side is very good – we have had a Christmas Fayre, Christmas Carol Concert (with brass band), Jake Ward, singer and entertainer, and we’re looking forward to the Race Night and the Quiz. Being disabled myself (although I have said before that I do not class myself as so) the facilities that the club offers are superb and you are made very welcome and given every respect.
Bill and Belinda January 2024 – progressing, reasonably new bowlers

We played Indoor Bowls for the first time nearly five years ago when we attended a coaching course. We quickly got to know the people we were training with and after a while it seemed that we enjoyed it a little bit more every week. The existing members were also very friendly and keen to help us, and the skill level ranges from new starters right up to a few people who play in national competitions. The facilities are excellent, including a lounge bar where you can get a pint of beer or great value coffee.

We would encourage anyone of any age or fitness level to come along and have a go.

Jenny and Baden Morton

BOWLS – KEEPING YOU HEALTHY

It has been medically proven that Bowls improves your general health and helps to strengthen the immune system. Playing a game of bowls gives your muscles and joints good anaerobic exercise because you are not giving your cardiovascular system a workout.
During an average game, you will:
*Bend more than 40 times
*Walk about 1260 metres
*Swing your arm more than 40 times to deliver a bowl weighing more than 3 lbs.
This gives your muscles and joints good exercise as well as exercising your mind as you try to outwit your opponent!
‘Bowls – The Sport for All’

Also recommended by the British Heart Foundation

BOWLSWEAR DIRECT ROADSHOW

The Bowls Shop will be visiting us again on Saturday, 17th February, 2024 from 10.30 am – 2.00 pm.

Bowlswear Direct offer a great selection of bowls, clothing, shoes, bags  and accessories. Check out their website www.bowlsdirect.com.

If you want to try out a new set of bowls, or you need a particular bowls related item, then call Chris or Pete on 01483 536337.

They are always happy to help and can bring your order to the club.

Save on postage – Give them a call!