Worksop: Be inspired to try your hand at bowls this summer with free taster day at North Notts Arena

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With bowls in the spotlight thanks to the current competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, North Notts Community Arena is looking to get more people playing the sport at the venue this summer.

And to help boost the sport’s profile in Worksop and the surrounding Bassetlaw area, the Arena is holding a day of free taster sessions on Sunday, 17th August from 10am to 4pm.

Jamie Chestney , who is competing for England in the Commonwealth Games, said: “It is great to see the TV and media coverage that bowls has generated this summer and hopefully our team can bring back some medals, while also inspiring new participants to try bowls in Notts and across the country.”

So if you have been inspired to try a new sport by the Commonwealth Games, then the Arena wants to hear from you on 17th August.

The sessions will welcome everyone from complete beginners to people returning to the game and all the equipment will be provided.

“Indoor bowls in Bassetlaw was established in 1982 and we always welcome new members and social members,” said an Arena spokesman.

“Our friendly members will also be happy to support to progress and get involved in club activity.”

Matt Bloor, sports development office at Notts County Council, highlighted the good work taking place:

‘Our Notts clubs have been hugely pro-active since the Hot Spot project started this year and lots of new bowlers have joined clubs as a result,” he said.

“There has also been lots of interest in coaching courses, with our second BDA level one qualification taking place this month, meaning people can have a great experience at clubs and learn the sport in a friendly and relaxed environment.”

For more information on the taster sessions at the Arena, contact Nigel Turner on 01909 480164 or email n.turner@nnca.org.uk