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Disability Bowls Development Workshop Saturday 1st December 2018


2 Bowls Coaching Staff from Oxford City & County Bowls Club and a further 7 Bowlers from Oxford, Bucks and Berks attended a workshop at Oxford City & County B.C. provided by George Babalev of the Bowls Development Alliance and Lee Smith from Disability Bowls England.


A general classroom element was followed by practical demonstration and practice on the Rinks, showing the great range of equipment that is available for the Disabled Bowler.
Many able-bodied bowlers purely think only of wheelchair users as being 'disabled' but the word covers a multitude of medical disabilities and this workshop showed that a great number of people, who think they might never be able to play a sport, could easily take up and be competitive at the Game of Bowls with help, coaching and training. 

 

Here are a few photos from the 'Workshop'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After weeks of anticipation, Bowls International have officially launched The Hotshots of Bowls calendar for 2019, which is raising money for Cancer Research UK and Bloodwise. 


Organisers Sian Honnor, Natalie Chestney and Lorraine Kuhler have already far exceeded their initial target of £2,000 and to date more than £8,900 has been raised including Gift Aid.

Almost 60 English bowlers, men and women of a variety of ages, have taken part in the nude calendar, which offers a humorous take on the game of bowls whilst aiming to promote friendship in sport.

The inspiration behind the effort is fellow bowler Hannah Overton, 29, who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in July.
The calendar, which is sponsored by Bowls International, has received support from Taylor Bowls, Aero Bowls, Drakes Pride and Henselite.

Bowlswear Direct owners Chris and Pete Young have also pledged their generous support to the cause and will be the official distributor.

Calendars cost £10 plus postage, are available through the Bowlswear Direct website: www.bowlsdirect.com/product/the-hot-shots-charity-bowls-calender/

If you would like to donate instead, go to https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/hot-shots-of-bowls  
Hot Shots Calendar

 

 

 

Christmas Lunch

Bookings are still being taken for Christmas Lunch on Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th. Pick up a menu and booking form and arrange with friends, team mates and family to have a great meal.

 

Christmas Draw

Feeling lucky, then sign your name in one of the free spaces on the sheet on the notice board alongside the reception desk to win all sorts of glorious prizes. Good Luck to you all.

 

 

 

Latest Laws for Indoor Bowls...Please read!

 

 

Check 'NewsLetter' in the Main Menu for Allister Smith's latest November Newsletter

 

 

A few photos from the Oxfordshire Masonics  v Buckinghamshire Masonics held at Oxford City & County Bowls Club on Tuesday 30th October 2018.

 

Oxfordshire Masonics won by a few 5 points overall! A very close Match.

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELCOME TO THE INDOOR WINTER SEASON

 

LEAGUES

 

A very warm welcome to you all for the Indoor Season and especially to those members who have been away at other clubs for the summer Outdoor Season. The first few games in the indoors leagues have distinctly shown the readjustments needed after playing outdoors as rink after rink display a line of bowls played into the end gutters. Nevertheless the banter and laughter in the hall readily shows the spirit of the game and the great social element of the matches

We wish you all a very successful and enjoyable season and our substantial thanks for your contributions in making the leagues such fun occasions.

 

FRIENDLY MATCHES

 

We would also like to draw attention to the numerous friendly matches to be played against other clubs during the next few months and into the New Year. The notices for these individual matches are displayed on the notice board on the wall just as you turn into the dining area of the club. Any member can sign up for these matches

 

CALLING NEWER MEMBERS 

 

 

We especially encourage newer members to play in these friendly matches as they are a great way to broaden your experience in a competitive situation especially when the end result is not of too great importance, although it is always a much better feeling to win. Apart from the practice you will get to improve your game, there is also the experience of contributing your effort to the team and of learning the significance of playing at different positions in a team. It is not always about getting your bowl on the jack as tactical positioning and trying to follow instructions from your skip are skills that develop gradually. It is interesting to visit other local clubs partly to see their facilities, meet new people and in having to adjust your game to unfamiliar surroundings and conditions.

 

SOCIAL 

 

Most importantly, after the match there is food and refreshment and a lot of socialising to do.

 

Participation in these friendly matches is a terrific way to show your support for the club.

It is amazing how you will find that others will offer friendly advice to help you improve your game. You will make many new friends which extends into a lively and vibrant and inclusive social atmosphere around the club.  

 

SIGN UP!

 

It is with these thoughts in mind that we wish to reach out to as many members as possible to ask that you help us make this season programme of friendly matches a great success by joining in whenever you would like to and are able to. 

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