Have you ever considered bowling as a way to stay active, play sport, meet new friends and enjoy a few hours out?
Our Bowls Clubs are run by both sighted volunteers and visually impaired customers of BucksVision and they all have an enormous amount of fun. They play indoors during winter months and outdoors in the summer, so it is an all year round activity. Not only do they practice on a weekly basis but they also play matches against other clubs, both visually impaired and sighted.
Why not come and have a go today? Contact us to find out more.
For anyone living the Aylesbury Vale area.
Winter (October- April)
Tuesday mornings at Foxhills
Summer (May- September)
Thursday mornings at Aylesbury Town Bowls Club
For anyone living the Wycombe area.
Monday mornings at Handy Cross Leisure Centre
Summer (May- September)
Monday afternoons at Flackwell Heath Bowls Club
The “Wright Trophy” Competition by Wycombe Chestnuts Bowls Club
Our Bowls Club felt that in recent years the number of bowls competitions held within travelling distance had fallen dramatically. With this in mind we decided to create a new competition for six blind and VI bowls clubs. During the winter we bowl at Handy Cross Leisure Centre, it is newly built and has excellent facilities therefore it seemed the perfect venue in which to hold a competition.
The committee of Handy Cross Bowls Club were extremely helpful and generously allowed us to book all the rinks for the main part of the day on 21st April this year, coincidently this was right at the end of our indoor season and would prove to be a successful final fixture before our summer season outside.
The 6 clubs that participated in the competition were BucksVision Aylesbury Rollers, Bedford Blind Bowlers, Chesham Pioneers, Enfield Vision, Hillingdon Bobcats and BucksVision Wycombe Chestnuts. Each club played 2 games before lunch and 2 games afterwards. 2 members of Handy Cross bowls club kindly spent their day making drinks for us and one member was a “neutral “umpire – prepared to make tough decisions during the fierce competition .Having planned for all eventualities the competition ran smoothly and everyone reported having had a very enjoyable day. The winners of the “Wright Trophy” were Enfield Vision with Wycombe Chestnuts coming a very respectable second.
We could not have considered holding this competition without the help and support of all our volunteers and, as always, we are hugely grateful to them. Taking on a new venture like this is extremely challenging but the day proved a big success, so much so we have decided to do it all again next year.