Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Outdoor Newsletter - #4/2024

Club Shirts: New Design / Supplier

There are a number of sample shirt sizes available to try on before ordering.   Please come to the office between now and April 5th.  

Outdoor Membership Renewals – 2024 Season

Janet and I are now taking payments for membership.  If you are an outdoor player, you must renew your membership before the end of April at the latest.  Membership subscription rates are as follows:

  • Outdoors only £75
  • Joint Outdoors and Indoors (2024/25 Season) £140
  • Locker Fee £5

Green Maintenance

Alan Pullin needs some willing volunteers to rake out the joints between all the paving slabs to remove moss, weeds and grass before Good Friday (March 29th).  This is required before being able to power-wash the slabs.  If you are available to help out, please let Alan know. 


We anticipate holding our Outdoor Open Day on Saturday 27th April and will be looking for volunteers to help organise the day.  We encourage you to ‘bring a friend’ along to try out our fantastic sport. We have also signed up to take part in Bowls England’s recruitment drive, the Big Bowls Weekend, over the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 26th May.  If you are able to help out on either of these days, please speak to a committee member.

 Dates for Your Diary

  • Club Nights will be held every Monday evening throughout the season from Monday 22nd April.  Please arrive from5.30pm in order to start bowling promptly at 6pm.  We are hoping to be able to provide both bar and catering this season but this will depend on members making use of these facilities. 
  • Our first Club Night on April 22ndwill be a special one to kick off the new season, giving members an opportunity to get back into the swing of outdoor bowls.  It will be a celebratory evening as we say thank you to our outgoing Captains, June &Mike Pengelly, and welcome in our new Captains, Chris Munro and Catherine Pike.  The bar will be open and we will be holding a buffet - £5.00 per person.  See poster on the noticeboards. 
  • First matches take place on Tuesday 23rdApril as the West Wilts (White Horse) League gets under way.  Full details of the forthcoming season will be available soon.
  • We will be holding a Coaching Day with the Bowls Wiltshire Coaches on Saturday 22nd June.  This is aimed at all bowlers and is an opportunity to improve our skills and techniques under the watchful eye of the County’s top coaches.  I hope many of you will sign up for this engaging coaching session.  The cost for the day will be £7.50, including refreshments.

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