Bowls is booming!

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Bowling clubs across Angus are capitalising on Team Scotland’s hugely successful bowls event at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games by offering the Try Bowls campaign.

Launched in July to coincide with the Games and get more people of all ages playing bowls at a local club, the Bowls Scotland Try Bowls initiative is set to continue across clubs throughout September.

Reports coming in from Carnoustie West End, Friockheim, Hillcrest and Hope Paton who have offered the campaign over the past month suggest it is proving successful.

Nearby to the Games’ bowls venue Kelvingrove, there has been the Glasgow effect at Hyndland Bowling Club with membership numbers rising since it offered an open day as part of its Try Bowls campaign.

Fifteen family groups and roughly the same number of individual adults took part.

Clubs in Angus have had similar responses.

Try Bowls will run until the end of this month and resumes in 2015. Crucial to delivering the scheme is a new Introduction to Bowls Coaching Award, which is funded by sportscotland’s Class of 2014 programme, and has produced 83 new coaches since June.

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