If you have ever thought of playing bowls, there is the chance to try this game at Newport Bowls Club very soon.
This club will be holding an open day on Sunday, May 29 from 10am to 5pm. Bowls England are also sponsoring a campaign to encourage people to take up the sport.
Newport Bowls Club has been in existence for just over 100 years, and at its current location in Seaclose Park for 80 of those. Prior to this, it was based at the ground now belonging to the Eight Bells public house in Carisbrooke.
If you decide to become a club member, facilities are available from mid-April until the end of September, for this pastime which is for all ages and includes less able- bodied people. A combination of leisure and competition is available for everyone with this sport being a gentle one which helps everyone to maintain fitness levels.
Competitions are available for men, with midweek and Saturday leagues, and a weekly league for women.
Newport often hosts touring teams in various competitions, usually played as a mixed fixture for both men and women.
Council parking at Seaclose Park is currently free at weekends and if you would like to try the sport you should wear flat shoes but all bowling equipment, including the woods, will be provided.
The club would welcome new players from across the Island.