Downsman Bowls Club holds Open Day to promote fun, gentle exercise and fresh air with friends

The Downsman Bowls Club in West Green are holding an Open Day from 10am to 4pm on Saturday May 28 where we are promoting lawn bowls as a great way to have fun, get gentle exercise and make friends out in the fresh air.

Bowls is a rare sport where men and women, young and old, able bodied and not so able bodied can all play alongside each other. Indeed, the Downsman is proud to say that we have a number of visually impaired and disabled members among our membership.

Wellbeing forms a major benefit of the game whatever your age or ability and offers many other benefits too, especially post-covid:

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Fitness - Lawn bowls helps moderately improve muscle strength (arm, shoulder, leg muscles), flexibility and endurance.

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Mental Health - The game gets you out into the fresh air and helps alleviate depression and anxiety.

Increases Skills – Bowls involves an element of problem-solving skills and also helps improve co-ordination and concentration

Improves Confidence - Participating in a sport helps improve self-esteem and gets you out and about and meeting people.

Self-Discipline - Sports such as this involves turning up on time and being organised by wearing the correct clothing.

Social Interaction – Bowls helps improve social skills and being part of a team also gives you a sense of belonging and enhances mental wellbeing.

All you need is flat shoes as everything else will be provided.

For more information, please contact club captain, Tony Ludbrook on 07702 463198 or visit our website at