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Join your local Short Mat Bowls club

WILTSHIRE Short Mat Bowling Association are keen to raise awareness of their sport and encourage people to join a local short mat bowls team.

Ricky Pyle, secretary of Wiltshire Short Mat Bowling Association said, “You may have seen the Indoor Bowls World Championships on TV over the last few days, but did you know there are 29 short mat bowls clubs across Wiltshire, and chances are there is one near you?  With almost 500 registered players in the county, short mat bowls is a popular and social sport for any age, ability or budget, often played in village halls.

“Wiltshire has a long and proud tradition within the sport, and currently boasts an England international amongst our membership, but we’re continuously looking for new players.  So if you fancy finding out more about the sport, or would like information about a club near you, please visit http://wsmba9 .wixsite.com/ wsmba or email: wiltshire@esmba .co.uk

Melksham and Shaw Short Mat Bowls Club meet at Broughton Gifford Village Hall every Wednesday and Friday from 7.30pm-9.30pm. All ages are welcome, but children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment is supplied, but you are required to bring flat carpet slippers.

For adults it’s £2 per session and £1 for juniors, with the first two sessions free. If you would like more information about the club please call Steve Snook on 01225 706266 or 07837 332610.

There are also clubs in Seend and Bromham.

Wiltshire Short Mat Bowling Association currently has a vacancy open for a new county team manager.

Previous bowls experience is preferred, but not essential as the successful candidate will be supported by a small team of vastly experienced selectors.  The ability to lead and motivate a group of individuals is essential, and previous sports management experience would be an advantage.

Interested candidates are asked to apply via email to wiltshire@esmba.co.uk no later than Friday 23rd February.

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