Region’s bowlers hosted by club

The bowlers
The bowlers

A POPULAR outdoor bowling club played host to women from across the region during a prestigious event.

Dozens of women from across Teesside descended on Burn Valley Ladies Bowling Club, in Hartlepool, earlier this month for the Cleveland County Ladies President’s Day.

The event took place at the club, which is based at the South Durham Club, in Westbourne Road, after a request from the President of Cleveland County, Evelyn Shand.

The club has been running for more than 75 years and they are always on the lookout for new members.

In total there were 60 women taking part.

Club secretary Alwyne Broome, who has been a member for more than eight years, said: “Part of the president’s duties during her year in office is to visit at least two clubs within the Cleveland area.

“This not only helps to promote the game of green bowling it also gives lady bowlers the opportunity to meet and compete against others throughout the region.

“The event was in the form of a friendly game of bowls at Burn Valley Ladies home ground, in Westbourne Road, followed by lunch at Springs, at Hartlepool Marina.

“Many thanks go to Tees Valley Community Foundation and Grassroots Grants for the generous grant which has made it possible for Burn Valley Ladies to hold this event.”

The group was recently awarded a grant of £1,345.

The club, which plays in the North East Ladies League, has grown and now has around 30 members ranging in age from 21 to 91.

It was originally founded by three ladies in March 1934.

There are fully qualified coaches within the club and committee members also organise regular outings.

Anyone interested in joining the club should call Alwyne Broome on 07752 865273.