Funds in place for Pendle bowling

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PENDLE people and those from the surrounding areas will soon be able to try a new format of crown green bowling thanks to a new National Lottery-funded project.

PWCGBA will be holding free sessions on Colne Crickets & Bowling Club’s green starting on Saturday, August 4th, running every Saturday from then onwards.

The sessions are intended to attract more people to try the sport of crown green bowling andhave been made possible by a £5,668 grant from Sport England – which is working with local communities to get people playing more sport.

The academy has also had help from Pendle Leisure Trust and North Lancs & Fylde County Bowling Association.

Daryl Wright, PWCGBA chairman, said: “Colne Cricket & Bowling Club is a strong local club but we’re always looking to attract members.

“Our project is opening up our club and giving people in the Pendle area the opportunity to try a new, fun format of crown green bowls. We’re delighted to have received Lottery funding to make it all happen.”

Sport England invests National Lottery and Exchequer funding in projects that will grow and sustain participation in grassroots sport and create opportunities for people to excel at their chosen sport.

A spokesman for Sport England said: “The opportunity to try a new sport for the first time is often all a person needs to catch the sporting bug.

“The Philip Wright Crown Green Bowling Academy project is a great way for young or old to try a new format of bowling and get a quality sporting experience that will encourage them to stay involved.”