Hartlepool Indoor Bowling Club – Club of the Year

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THE future is bright for Hartlepool Indoor Bowling Club – and that’s town to the excellent efforts made in the last year.

Officials have reinvented the club to ensure bowls is accessible by everyone who wants to take part.

Hartlepool Indoor Bowling Club members with the Club of the Year Award presented by Jason Pattison(second left) on behalf of sponson Hart Biological.

Hartlepool Indoor Bowling Club members with the Club of the Year Award presented by Jason Pattison(second left) on behalf of sponson Hart Biological.

That’s down to the many programmes now in place for young people, and the disabled as well as adults.

But off the field success is equally matched by the club’s on-field performance.

In the last year, it took part in the Denny Cup, a national competition for bowls clubs.

Although the club was up against 256 rivals, it battled all the way to the finals where it faced Wey Valley from Surrey.

And despite a defeat in the finals, the club emerged with many plaudits. There to collect the Club of the Year award was the bowls club quartet of vice chairman Mark Parvin, chairman Dave Kilner, Mark Squirrell and club president Carl Higgins.

They club has recently secured funding to develop their facility and to make sure the bowling greens are of an excellent standard.

As well as grass route development they have produced some high performing athletes including the Under 18s England Champion.

Also shortlisted:

Hartlepool Youth Football Club

Seaton Carew under-17s cricket team.