Supporting Sport in the Vale of Glamorgan 

This post was originally posted on the Mason Self Storage blog here.

When you think about Bowls, what do you imagine? Not the crockery, the sport. Perhaps you don’t even consider it a sport? Maybe you’re thinking about retirees drinking tea and playing Bowls? However, we’re here to change that because right here in the Vale, we have an amazing and thriving Bowl’s team at Barry Athletic Bowls Club with members of all ages!

In the last few years, the demographic of Bowls has slowly been changing and expanding and is a fantastic sport for players of all ages, but in particular it teaches younger players some key inter-disciplinary skills such as: the importance of attention to detail, hand-eye coordination as well as encouraging team work. Plus, if you’re looking to take home the gold, it provides more opportunities for playing a sport at a competitive level with the chance to represent your local community, Wales and maybe even the United Kingdom!

If you’re looking for a new sport to sink your teeth in to (and maybe even the chance to step up and represent Wales nationally!), you should be heading down to Barry Athletics Bowls Club who have teamed up with Aero Bowls UK to work together to support the development of Bowls in South Wales. Although Bowls is traditionally thought of as a sport for the older generation, this partnership aims to dispel that myth and show that anyone can play Bowls!

Aero Bowls will be using the green and the excellent facilities at Barry Island to pilot an Aero Bowls Academy in South Wales, which will provide children and young adults with the opportunity to enjoy a fun introduction to bowls from an early age where they can develop the skills required to excel at the sport. Plus they will have the opportunity for personal coaching from the some of the very best players in the United Kingdom!

Plus, great news for any new or existing bowlers who are members of Aero Club, Barry Athletic Bowls Club will make their excellent facilities available as an Aero hub club, so if you’re looking to experience stunning Aero products first hand, now you can! Aero Bowls have revolutionised the world of Bowls with their unique drawing lines and attractive colour scheme. Now players of all ages and abilities will be able to try the many different models and sizes on offer at the Barry Athletic Club.

Commenting on the new partnership with Aero Bowls, Richard Bowen, Chairman of Barry Athletic Bowls Club said “we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Aero Bowls on this exciting initiative, and we see it as an endorsement of our club and the first class facilities and green at Barry Island. I am confident that this will add to the profile of our club and provide a fantastic opportunity for new and existing bowlers of all generations to experience the enjoyment of bowls and the Aero products.”

So get a few friends together, or the family and head down to Barry Athletic Bowls Club and give it a go for yourself, we promise it’s going to be fun for all the family!

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