2017 Sees a 121 year old club making big steps to secure its future.

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Membership

2017 has been a massive season in terms of securing new members.  After amalgamating the 2 clubs that bowl at South Park into one we have managed to build on our efforts to raise the clubs profile.  The overall aim to revive bowls at South Park and big steps are being made to achieve this long term plan.

If you wish to become a new member please contact me on 07984 603455 or scott@southparkbowls.co.uk

Bowls Green Enclosure

We are currently liaising with Darlington Borough Council and Groundworks to try and get an enclosure around the bowls green.  We are nearing consultation stages and have 3 designs that will be circulated publically soon.  The aim is to enhance the look and help secure the bowls green both for the security of the bowlers, its equipment and also provide an arena where open days and events can be ran and controlled in an orderly and safe environment.

Competition

At South Park we are currently a work in progress in terms of competitiveness, we have almost a full team of new bowlers.  This is superb for the club, however it obviously reflects in results, please see final tables www.southparkbowls.wordpress.com/fixtures/.  We believe that this will get better in each and every year as our bowlers develop.  Congratulations this year to all club competition winners and also those who had success in league competitions.

This year saw our Veterans team relegates, 2 further teams finish bottom of the table and one team narrowly missing out on promotions, but again this is not a problem as the importance of our club is to build a future, competitive success comes with time and persistence.

Social Events & Carpet Bowls

The club is close to securing a social winter carpet bowls league to be played on Wednesday Evenings from November alongside our friends at Darlington Woodland Bowls Club.  This is to be in a pairs format, again anyone interested in playing or entering a team please get in touch!

Our other social events this winter are likely to be a Casino evening, and an Archery session.  Again we enjoyed Quoits this year at Darlington Quoit Club and hope to again arrange this event in 2018 and invite their club to try bowls also.

Thanks to everyone, the committee, the bowlers and the public for making 2017 an enjoyable bowling year.

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