Lundin launches new junior and after-school bowls

Junior bowling at Lundin BC
Junior bowling at Lundin BC

LUNDIN Bowling Club has formed a Junior Section, to encourage local primary school pupils take part in lawn bowls.

The new section was seen as positive way of giving young people fresh opportunities to enjoy a game of skill and outdoor exercise - and also eventually bringing new ‘blood’ to the club.

Four Lundin members have qualified as coaches through the scheme run by the Scottish Bowling Association, now Bowls Scotland.

Initial meetings were held with the head teachers at Lundin Mill and Kirkton of Largo Primary Schools, while two members of the club visited and made presentations to the pupils of P5-6.

Since then, an after- school club has commenced for interested pupils.

The youngsters are coached in the basics of lawn bowls and given every encouragement to enjoy themselves and to play competitively. In time, it’s intended that a junior team will be formed, to compete against young players from other clubs.

Two after-school club sessions to date have proved enormously successful, with approximately 25 youngsters attending each one.

Club secretary, and also one of the coaches, David Pirie, said any other youngsters wishing to attend could along and they would be made most welcome.

The after-school club is running each Monday afternoon, immediately after school, until the summer holidays begin.

During the school holidays, Lundin is also hoping to run a 90-minute Saturday morning club until the start of the school session.