Free bowls taster sessions

FREE taster sessions for anyone interested in taking up bowls are being made available.

The sport has attracted significant numbers of new recruits of all ages in recent years, and for anyone who may fancy trying the sport there will be free sessions at Concordia Sports Centre, Manor Walk, Cramlington.

They will take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on the following Wednesdays – September 28, October 5, 12 and 19.

Contacts for the sessions are Joe Allen on (01670) 352047 and Bill Gilbert on (01670) 712627.

County bowls development officer Jim Rennie will answer any questions or provide further information and can be contacted on (01670) 361103.

The game has long since shed its image as a pastime exclusively for the elderly, and this year there were 28 entries for the county under-25 singles, with both finalists being established members of the Northumberland first team.