Congratulations to Harry Berry-Kilby who has been awarded his Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Bowls (QCF). This qualification is supported by the National Source Group (NSG) for Bowls comprised of Bowls England, the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) and the English Indoor Bowls Association. Well done to Harry who will be an invaluable addition to the Club’s coaching programmes in the local schools supported by NW Leicestershire Schools Partnership.
The playing achievements members of Thringstone Bowling Club were celebrated at the Bowls Leicestershire Competition Awards Ceremony held on 19th November in Leicester. The following Club members were honoured:
|Order raffle ticket drawn||Prize||Winning Name|
|4th||LEATHER WALLET||K. PIGOTT|
|6th||BLACK TOWER||R. O’NEILL|
|7th||GROUSE WHISKEY||T. GAMBLE|
|8th||JEWELLERY BOX||M. WHITE|
|9th||GIFT SET||N. LARKIN|
|10th||PHOTO FRAME||H.B. KILBY|
|11th||RED WINE||ANNA/M. ALDERSON|
|12th||QUALITY STREET||D. CAVE|
|13th||IRISH CREAM||J. BAMFORD|
|14th||RED WINE||D. CAVE|
|16th||RED WINE||M. BELL|
|18th||HANDBAG||THOMSON – M. BELL|
|19th||ROSE WINE||COLIN/D. BONAM|
|20th||WHITE WINE||K. HOPE|
|21st||SKIN SET||F. POLLARD|
|22nd||GLASS & BEER||H. B. KILBY|
|23rd||BOTTLE CAVA||K. HOPE|
|24th||WHITE WINE||G. JONES|
|25th||TALCUM POWDER||A. SWIFT|
|26th||PHOTO ALBUM||JAN/D. BONAM|
|27th||WITHERSPOON VOUCHER||J. BAMFORD|
|28th||WITHERSPOON VOUCHER||R. SLOAN|
|31st||QUALITY STREET||G. BOWMAN|
|32nd||WHITE WINE||R. SLOAN|
|33rd||ROSE WINE||R. MOON|
|34th||WHITE WINE||N. LARKIN|
|35th||XMAS PUDDING||MORRIS/K. HOPE|
|36th||ROSE WINE||SUE SHIRKIE|
|37th||WHITE WINE||D. STEVENSON|
|38th||3 DRINKS||D. BAMFORD|
|40th||DRINK & GLASS||H. B. KILBY|
Congratulations to Thringstone’s Kieran Chambers in winning the Under-18 Open County Singles Final at Leicester Banks on Sunday 3rd September by 21-3 against T Johnson of Syston BC. In the afternoon, in the Under-25 Open County Singles Final, Kieran beat Harry Berry-Kilby, also of Thringstone BC, by 21-17 in a closely contested match. Well done to both of Thringstone’s young bowlers for reaching the Final.
Kieran has since received a formal invitation to attend an England Academy trial at Leamington Spa on the 24th September. Good luck wishes come from the Club.
A further success for Thringstone BC bowlers was achieved at Leicester Banks on Sunday by Richard Moon and Carl Want, skipped by Eric Peat, in the 2-Wood Triples Final who beat a triples from Fosseway BC by 22-14.
To complete a great weekend of success for Thringstone BC, Paul Wright and Dave Bonam played a pair from Desford BC at Ibstock BC winning the Coalville Pairs Final by 19-17
Congratulations to all the Thringstone BC bowlers competing in these finals.
Thringstone Bowling Club had two of their junior bowlers, Jack Cooper and Kieran Chambers, competing in this year’s Sutton Winson Trophy at Leamington Spa.
Jack played Joshua Jones of Berkshire in the first round who is a very good player and after a close game Jack lost 3 sets to 1
Jack was then entered into the plate competition where he drew a young partner Lydia Uzoma of Surrey and unfortunately they were defeated in their first game.
Kieran played Shannon Swift of Northants the first round of the Trophy and he started in very high tempo and beat her by 3 sets to one. He next played a young player, Freddie Whale of Hertfordshire whom he beat quite easily by 3 sets to 1. On the following day Kieran’s first opponent was an England player, William Moulton of Kent and after a thrilling game Kieran won by 2 1/2 to 1 /12.
Kieran’s next opponent was 15 year old Jasmine Wilson of Essex a very experienced player. Kieran managed to win on the shoot out (5th end). In the last quarter finals Kieran played another very experienced International under 18 player, Ruby Hill of Lincolnshire and she played a superb game and beat Kieran by 3 sets to nil.
Congratulations to Kieran in getting to the last 8 and better luck to Jack next year. As a result of his efforts over the weekend Kieran has been invited to apply to attend the selection day for the England under 18 Academy.
On Wednesday 21st June Thringstone Bowling Club hosted about 50 pupils from Griffydam, Thringstone, Viscount Beaumont and Worthington Primary Schools. Coaches from the club had previously delivered sessions in school PE lessons working closely with the NWLSSP as part of the 2016/17 Sport and Physical Activity Commissioning Plan. The Junior Bowls Gala was an opportunity for the children to put into practice the skills they had been taught at school on the club’s immaculate bowling green.
Arriving on a very hot and sunny afternoon the children were welcomed into the Thringstone Bowling Club clubhouse where they were briefed about the activities for the afternoon. The club coaches had set up 6 different bowls-related skills activities for the children to take part in, one activity on each rink. Activities ranged from aiming to ring a bell at the end of the rink to making a bowl drop into a cup on an inclined wedge. Each school had selected a team of 12 children to play in the Gala. Children were divided into groups of four that included one pupil from each school and took part in each of the activities aiming to score as many points as possible for their school team. Hence, all the children in a team from each school played in all the activities. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the activities and relished the competitive nature of the event. The final scores were very close with Thringstone just coming out on top.
All children who have taken part in the programme have been invited to attend junior sessions at the club to receive coaching to develop their game further.
David Bamford, the Development Officer at Thringstone Bowling Club said “Our coaches have really enjoyed delivering sessions in schools and today was a great opportunity to give children the chance to experience playing outdoors on a real bowls green. Bowls is a great social game of skill, technique and enjoyment that can be played by anyone and we really feel the children have embraced this.”
David went on to say that ” We run free junior coaching sessions at the club throughout the outdoor bowls season on Tuesday evenings from 6.15 to 7.30 pm for children aged 9 upwards. We try to make each session a lot of fun for the children whilst teaching the game of bowls. Any child who wishes to continue bowling is invited to join our thriving Junior Section at the club.”
Tuesday coaching will resume for the 2017-18 outdoor bowls season every Tuesday evening from 2nd May at the Thringstone Bowling Club starting at 6.15 pm. We have several Qualified (Level 2) Coaches at the Club and we aim to have at least two coaches attending the coaching sessions every Tuesday subject to the weather. New bowlers (young people aged 9 to 18 and adults) who wish to have a go at the sport are very welcome. Please contact David Bamford on 01530 222475 if you require any further information.
Four of the Club Coaches have been working closely with the North West Leicestershire School Sports Partnership scheme to introduce the game of lawn bowls to Year 6 children. The programme of coaching includes undertaking weekly 2 hour sessions for 6 weeks in 4 schools, culminating in an inter-school bowls gala in June 2017 at Thringstone Bowling Club with all 4 schools participating. So far coaching has taken place at Worthington and Griffydam Primary Schools. Currently the coaches are visiting Thringstone School to be closely followed by Viscount Beaumont Primary School. Both children and coaches are enjoying the experience and many of the children are becoming quite skilled in the game. Thringstone Bowling Club have been developing a Junior Section at the Club over the last year or so and it is hoped that some of the children currently taking part in the coaching programme will continue to be coached at our Club and eventually join the Junior Section.
In 2016 Thringstone Bowling club hosted several County and Inter-County matches. The Club were selected to be hosts to these matches primarily due to the excellent facilities including the bowls green and hospitality that we can offer.
Games staged were as follows:
Favourable comments were made by the visitors and they looked forward to returning in 2017. The Club has already agreed to stage two more Middleton Cup matches and the Balcomb Trophy match during the coming season.
Thringstone Bowling Club is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding of £26,056.51 from Biffa. The Biffa Award scheme is a multi-million pound fund that seeks to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK (www.biffa-award.org). The Biffa Award granted to Thringstone Bowling Club will be used to further upgrade the Club facilities with the installation of a new toilet block to provide gents, ladies and disability toilets with washing facilities. The existing toilets, limited in number, space and access, do not now meet the needs of Thringstone Bowling Club, particularly with the increasing usage of the Club facilities in recent years. The new toilets will provide a better quality experience for all who use the Club.