Bowls is Bowls promotion day featuring two ‘icons of the game’

An initiative to promote bowls will take place in Daventry tomorrow.

Bowls is Bowls, the organisation established by Mark Courtney to encourage all bowls organisations and bowlers of all ages, creeds, colour and abilities to work together,  has arranged for Alex Marshall MBE, andCommonwealth Games medallist David Bolt to appear at Daventry Indoor Bowls Club.

They will later visit Daventry Town Bowls Club, where they will meet Duggie Mitchel, Chairman & Director of Disability Bowls England and take part in a ‘Triathlon of bowls’. 

Afterwards there will also be a visit to Daventry Town Football Club, where as part of an initiative to promote football, ‘Bolty’, being an avid supporter and follower of his beloved Sunderland AFC, will meet with players and Daventry Town Manager, Arron Parkinson where he will be able to demonstrate his footballing prowess.

There will also be a Football v Bowls challenge, ‘How far can your ball go’, which will involve participants from both sports seeing how far their respective balls can travel.

A press release issued by ‘Bowls is Bowls’, said: “The two icons of the game will appear at the venue alongside Daventry IBC President, Sue Pernyes, where they will not only play some fine exhibition bowls, but also provide invaluable coaching advice to those players and audience members present, and afterwards hold an informal Q&A session.

“‘Rock n Roll Bowler’, MaxX Milner, will perform a number of classic covers and original songs from his albums at Daventry Town Football Club from 8pm as part of the day’s proceedings.

“As a teenager MaxX was a successful bowler, (like his parents before him) winning two successive club pairs competitions at two different clubs with his respective partners. Although he is more active as a racket sport and golf player now, MaxX still enjoys playing bowls with both his family and friends when he can. 

“The ‘Bowls is Bowls’ day aims to provide a clear emphasis on the organisations intention to bring all forms of bowls at all levels and platforms together to help promote the sport, whilst demonstrating the openness and limitless opportunities for the sport to reach out into communities, via hospitals, care home facilities, youth clubs and other related areas. The possibilities are endless!

“A disco hosted by Robert Palser of World Series Bowls fame will bring the day proceedings to a finale.”

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