Fancy a game of bowls? It’s good for your health!

Fancy a game of bowls? It’s good for your health!

by Danielle Thompson (April 2019)

BOWLING sessions are starting up at clubs across the area this month which aim to improve participants’ health and wellbeing.

Bowl for Health is a six-eight week programme designed for complete newcomers to bowls, providing an overview of the basics and how to play a match.

The programme is run by the MSP (formerly the Merseyside Sports Partnership) after being successfully rolled out across Liverpool in the last 18 months.

The idea for Bowl for Health was developed and successfully piloted in 2017 by Holy Trinity Bowling Club in Formby, and the programme has also had support from Active Sefton and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Danny Woodworth, from MSP said: “Being active doesn’t need to mean joining a gym - it’s about finding an activity that you enjoy.

“Bowling is a great way to enjoy gentle exercise in a relaxed and sociable environment. Bowl for Health is for anybody to join in with - it doesn’t matter what your age, experience or level of fitness is.”

Run by coaches and club volunteers, sessions will be held at the following clubs:

l Scarisbrick Bowling Club at the Pavilion on Falkland Road in Southport. Sessions will run from 10.30am -11.30am from Friday, May 10 for eight weeks. Book a place by calling Roger Lloyd on 07821 995055 or email

l Victoria Park Bowling Club at the Esplanade in Southport. Sessions will be held from 10am-noon starting on Saturday, May 11, for six weeks. To book a place call Paul Crummey on 07816 287273 or email

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