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Northamptonshire launches as a Bowls Hot Spot

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:01

Northamptonshire launches as a Bowls Hot Spot

Northamptonshire's Bowls Community turned out in their masses as the county launched as a Bowls Development Alliance Hot Spot for 2015 in style.

Following the announcement of Northamptonshire as a Hot Spot, there has been a real buzz around the sport within the county and this was evident on Tuesday night, as around 100 people attended the inaugural Northamptonshire Bowls Club Development Night, organised by Northamptonshire Sport.

The event was hosted by Desborough Indoor Bowls Club and featured information on; BDA packages/Just One events, coaching, safeguarding, Clubmark, disability bowls, umpiring and youth bowls through the EBYDS.

Partners from the BDA, including Commonwealth Games silver medallist Jamie Chestney, were in attendance on the evening, as well as Ed Pearse (CP Sport), John Chester (Bowls Northamptonshire) and members of the Northamptonshire Sport core team.

Commenting on the evening, Event Organiser and Lead Officer for Bowls in Northamptonshire, Alex Le Guével said:

"We are all delighted with how the evening went; it was a fantastic turn out and everyone seemed so enthusiastic about our new status as a Hot Spot."

"We're very fortunate to have such a strong support network for bowls in Northamptonshire and I'm confident that we can capitalise on our Hot Spot status and carry the momentum built from tonight's event forward."

Upcoming events include a 1st4Sport Level 1 in Coaching Bowls course, again hosted by Desborough IBC, as well as a 'Time to Listen' - Safeguarding in Bowls course at Rushden IBC, and with limited places available on both, booking sooner rather than later would be advised!

A photo slideshow of the evening can be found by following the link below:

Tags: Bowls, Club, Coaching, Disability Sport, Featured, Safeguarding, Volunteer

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