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JACK SHARES THE THOUGHTS OF AN ALARMED JUNIOR BOWLER

The comments below are not those of Jack, however he thought it would be a good discussion point. Jack does agree there are some valid points, however he would also like to note there are points he does not agree with and will comment on his thoughts underneath the Post.

There can be no doubt that, in keeping with many activities today, the sport of lawn bowls is in decline. One does not have to be a genius to project the numbers forward to the point in about 4 years time that the levels of club membership will be below critical mass and the sport unsustainable. Yet most bowlers seem comfortable with the way things are - resisting change and bowing to the inevitable. Perhaps they think the sport will out-survive them? A defunct bowling club is a very sad legacy to leave future generations after the enormous effort of their predecessors who fought to build those facillities. So what is wrong - why is this happening? The answer from this juinior bowler is simple - not enough young peopl…

WORD FOR THE DAY!

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People, let’s be honest, you can’t please everyone. No matter how hard you try, it just isn’t possible. So before you point the finger, perhaps actually think about the dynamics of what you are about to suggest. Sometimes the wish list of bowlers is just not feasible and comments are made without a lot of thought or knowledge of what is required. So Jack encourages ideas and views, that is healthy, however those ideas should come with solutions attached. It’s easy to criticize but unless you have a better solution then…….?
Let’s talk about your club. As any good club member will tell you, there is always something that needs doing. It could be anything from promoting an upcoming event to weeding the garden or running the garage sale. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what the task is, if you pitch in and do it, it all counts.
As we rapidly approach the new season, secretaries and match committee’s start to scramble to sort their programme. So what’s on the agenda? Jack said this l…