Erdington Court Bowls Club Annual Open Day

Erdington Court Bowls Club will be staging its annual open day on Saturday 7th October, ahead of the winter season.

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Flat green or lawn bowls is one of the sports forming part of Birmingham’s bid for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the Club is hoping that some its newer members may be good enough by then to qualify.

The Clubs aims to recruit 10% extra members this winter and to boost its competitive squads.

The ‘Court’ is based off Goosemoor Lane and is the largest of its kind on the north side of the City.

It’s unique feature is its full-size 4 rink indoor arena, open every day from 9am – 9pm.

Outdoors are 6 all-weather rinks – making it one of the most advanced Clubs in Europe.

In recent years, the Club has invested over £100,000 in new facilities.

The open day is to be opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield Councillor Anne Underwood. Local MP Jack Dromey and Councillors will also be attending.

There will be opportunities for visitors to try their hand under the watchful eye of club coaches. They can also get on the day discounts for membership and sign up for a free coaching course. Early birds signing up can also get a free family goody bag.

Club sponsors Johnsons Skoda will have vehicles on display and there will be stands from Utility Warehouse. Will Writing Services and John Taylor Hospice. Boston Bowls will also be on hand, selling new and pre-owned bowls, clothing and accessories.

Other Club sponsors include: Boldmere Glass, Jarrod Morgan Financial Planning of Lichfield, Ian Hazel Funerals and Malta Buy Property.

Club spokesman Ray Woods said,

“As we are focusing activity on the indoor arena and the Club House, the weather should not be an issue. We welcome new players of all abilities, both men and women. During the winter months, we welcome many members of local outdoor Clubs. They join us so that they can continue competitive playing and mixing with others in the winter. We do have facilities for persons with special needs and already host several sessions each week.

“For those who think bowls is easy, they are welcome to try – competitive matches can last for up to 2.5 – 3 hours and involve a lot of physical exertion and concentration.”

“Anyone who cannot make the event or would like more details can contact me on 0121 373 2440.They can also visit our web site at www.erdingtoncourtbowlsclub.org.uk/ and follow us on Facebook at Erdington Court Bowls Club.”

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