COACHING & TASTER SESSIONS

History

Laurieston Bowling Club has a long and proud tradition of encouraging children and young adults to take up the sport. And it is a tradition which has led to great success for both individuals and the club.

For example, the 2018 and 2019 gents champions were former junior members.

As was the 2019 ladies champion Kelly Dickinson who in addition to becoming a junior internationalist was the first bowler to win the Scottish Ladies Under-25 Championship twice and the first Scot to win the British Ladies Under-25 Championship.

Outdoor coaching session

Funding

In order to encourage the next generation of bowlers, we have continued to develop our outreach work.

Firstly, by investing in several members to attend Bowls Scotland accredited coaching courses. And, secondly, by purchasing new and improved coaching equipment including two indoor bowling carpets and multiple sets of outdoor bowls.

Recent funders include: The Agnes Watt Trust Fund, CFSLA's Staff Lottery, Baillie Gifford's Community Awards Programme, NHS Forth Valley's Covid-19 Response Scheme and Falkirk Council's 2008 Community Schools Charity.

Indoor coaching session

Coaching

Working closely with Active Schools Falkirk, we are keen to develop a close relationship with children and young adults from Laurieston and the wider district of Falkirk. In particular, schools, youth and community groups. Many of which have accepted our offer of a free taster session.

As a result, we run a weekly coaching class on Sunday mornings which is open to people of all ages. And for the last couple of years, have hosted a midweek coaching class for pupils from local primary schools. An offer which we hope to extend to secondary school students in the near future.

For more information on how to book a taster session or attend a coaching class - both of which can be delivered indoors and outdoors at our club, or indoors at a community venue - please contact Peter Alexander on 07966 305 324 or coaching@​lauriestonbowlingclub.com.

Outdoor coaching session