Wed, Mar 6, 2024 9:39 AM

Indoor bowlers prepare for new season


Peter Jones

Looking for a sport that is not weather-dependent, caters for players of all ages and provides free equipment and coaching?

Well look no further than indoor bowls.

The 2024 season is about to start and the local clubs are calling on all current players and those that would like to have a go to become involved.

Bowls and mats at a variety of clubs across the region are provided and coaching is freely available.

“Indoor bowls is a game that can be played socially or at a more competitive level as required,” says Marlborough coach Glen Hurcomb.

Association coaching days are also planned for April. Contact Glen on 03-5792574 for further details.

The Marlborough representative players have a busy season ahead with several away fixtures. These include games against Nelson, Golden Bay/Motueka, West Coast and Canterbury.

A Marlborough team of 24 players will also defend the Lemon Shield - having won the prized trophy last season, only the fifth time it has come to Marlborough in the last 41 years.

Interested players are being asked to put their names forward for the trials starting on Sunday, April 14.

There are six affiliated clubs in Blenheim, all looking for new members this season.

Club details and contacts:

Playing Mondays -

Witherlea, 7pm John Symington Ph 579 3346; Blenheim, 7pm Glen Hurcomb Ph 579 2574.

Playing Tuesdays - Waikawa,12.45pm Glen Hurcomb Ph 579 2574.

Playing Wednesdays - Strand/Redwoodtown, 1pm Shirley Umbers Ph 578 5231; Blenheim South/Redwoodtown, 7pm Tony Hitchcock Ph 027 6113474; Grovetown/Wesley Foundry, 7pm Graeme Liddicoat Ph 570 5767; Rapaura, 7.30pm Julian Adams Ph 570 5071.

Playing Thursdays - Assn Coaching, Simcox Stadium, 1pm Glen Hurcomb Ph 579 2574; Assn Social Bowls, Simcox Stadium, 1pm Deidre Wells Ph 578 7748

Playing Fridays –

Blenheim Social Bowls, 1pm Glen Hurcomb Ph 579 2574.

All enquires welcome.

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