Eastney appeal to prospective bowls players

Eastney are looking for new players
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Eastney are on the hunt for new players as they aim to put a tough 2015 season behind them.

Many clubs struggle to maintain a healthy membership and the Milton Park-based outfit are no different, with last season proving particularly difficult.

But with a 70th anniversary just around the corner in 2017, the club are determined to conquer the challenges of this year.

And with just 12 weeks until the season starts, they are encouraging new players to give the sport a go.

With members playing roll-ups most days and league games taking place on Thursday afternoons and Wednesday and Friday evenings, there is something for everyone.

Dave Watkins, who joined Eastney last year, said: ‘I was made to feel really welcome and being a novice I was supported by fellow members who showed me the ropes.’

Eastney Bowling Club was formed in 1947 by employees of Portsmouth City Transport, who named the club Passenger Transport.

They continued to play under the Transport banner until 1990 – when only two members were bus company employees.

For the past 25 years, they have been known as Eastney.

The club has had its share of success over the years but equally important to its members are the friendships made through the sport.

There is a fantastic spirit among members with newcomers warmly welcomed, whatever their level of skill and knowledge.

So why not give it a try? For more details, call Roger Wood on (023) 9283 0407 or Bryan Cherry on 07752 337325.