The first annual coordinated Open Weekend took place across the Bowling League of Ireland, 25th -27th June, taking place in 15 clubs across Ireland. It gave people across the country the opportunity to try the sport by finding their local club and turning up over the weekend.
People showed up in their droves to try out the sport and it was a massive success for all clubs involved. We had all ages and abilities on the greens with games for kids and competitive fun for adults too, we were also able to facilitate wheelchair bowlers. Some coaching of the basics was given as people stepped onto the green and after that it was all about getting the feel for it and enjoying the day.
Encouraging people to take up the game won’t end with the Open Weekend initiative as clubs are encouraged with the message that every day is an open day at each club.
For more details on how you can find your local club check out the Facebook page facebook.com/proirish.lawnbowls and website irishlawnbowls.ie