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At its heart, bowls is an uncomplicated and accessible sport that can easily be played amongst friends and families creating personal challenge and stirring competitive juices.

 

Outdoor bowls is nationally governed by Bowls England and regionally governed by Bowls Dorset

Below shows the location and websites for the outdoor bowls clubs in Dorset which have an established Junior or Youth section. If you need any help, Contact Us directly and we will help you get started.

 

BLANDFORD BOWLS CLUB JUNIORS

Address    - Milldown Road, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DD

Contact    -     Sid Steele (Youth Manager and Coach)

Email    -    sidandjoy@talktalk.net

Tel no.    -    01258451340 or 07784880849

Junior coaching Saturdays from 09-30 to 13-00. Split into 3 groups depending on age and ability.

At present there are 25+ juniors in the club aged 4 to 16. The junior section has been active for at least 15 years.

Activities include skittles, jack rolling, targets, wedges, football, cricket, noughts and crosses, line bowling all games developed used to develop bowling skills in the youngsters while they are having fun.  As the youngsters skills develop they are encouraged to join in with club competitions involving the club adults and teams.

 

Latest successes include 2 of our ex-youngsters, Nathan Wood and Millie Tuck being selected for Bowls England Junior Talent ID Day.  In addition 3 boys have had trials for the County U25’s (White Rose Team) and they are aged U16.  The girls have not been left behind with at least 3 having a trial for the Amy Rose team.

FERDOWN (YOUTH SECTION) BOWLS CLUB

King George V Playing Fields, The Kings Room

Peter Grant Way, Ferndown, BH220JL

 

Youth Administrator:  

Annette Walker -- Email:  walkbowls@gmail.com -- Tel:  01202 892552

 

We are only a young Youth Section compared to some of the others in Dorset, as we started in 2021, although our Coaches have been working with the Academy, for several years.

 

Our Youth Training at present takes place on Sunday mornings between 10.00 and 11.30, we have this season six members.  We start with a short exercise a different one each week, which they all take part in, then any new members continue with exercises to improve their delivery and line.  The more experienced work on head reading etc., this then is followed by a short break for drinks and biscuits.  We finish the morning with matches between all the Members, to help develop their match skills.

Although we are a young section, we have one successful member who started with us in 2021.  He was invited to join the Academy in 2022, since then he has worked hard, and in his first competition he won a pairs trophy with another young boy he did not know, since then he helped the Dolphin IBC win a Youth Competition against Bristol IBC, which is held yearly.

POOLE PARK BOWLS CLUB

Parkstone Rd, Poole BH15 2SF

As a junior section  in its first year, it is still in the development phase. 6 Juniors to date with potential for additional U18 players.

Friday nights at Poole Park from 5.30pm. 8yrs+ just turn up.  All equipment provided.

Contact Penny at Pennycresswell@sky.com for further information.

WEST MOORS MEMORIAL BOWLS CLUB

 

Station Road

West Moors

Dorset

BH22 0HZ

 

Our Junior section was formed in April 2018 and currently has 16 youngsters from the age of 6 to 17, many of whom have been with us from the start.  We meet every Wednesday during the summer season from 4.30pm to 6.00pm and during the winter offer them the opportunity to play Short Mat bowls in our spacious club house.

We are lucky to have both qualified coaches and some willing volunteers to help each week with teaching our Juniors not just bowling skills, but also how they should conduct themselves on the green with proper etiquette and understanding of the rules.

We encourage them to challenge themselves by entering county competitions and Dorset Youth Academy organised events where they have enjoyed some success which bodes well for the future.  We also run our own internal competitions which include a final played during our club’s adult finals weekend which gives them an opportunity to show just how good they are.

Contact: Peter & Cathy Hunter

Tel. 01202 987924

Email: phunter1947@yahoo.com

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