Olney Bowling Club

Junior Section


Olney Bowling Club takes the welfare of our junior members very seriously. 

All of our Safeguarding Procedures, based on guidelines issued by the Bowls Development Alliance, are in place. 
Our level 2 coaches have all attended a Safeguarding Children course and possess a Disclosure and barring service certificate.

Club Welfare Officer 
 
 Steve Green


These Safeguarding Procedures are now available in the clubhouse for any parent or member to view.  Please speak to Steve if you have would like to view them.

What a great start for our Junior Section!

Our Open Day saw 35 young people enjoying the experience of trying something new. 13 of them signing up as members there and then.

Our first Junior Section coaching session was attended by 14 youngsters of varying ages who all seemed to enjoy the experience. The coaches were very impressed by their enthusiasm and willingness to learn and we look forward to even more joining us as the season progresses.

It was also pleasing to see so many parents at the Club watching their children put through their paces and who knows, perhaps some of them will decide to join us on the green in the year to come.

John Lonergan, the President of the Buckinghamshire Bowls Association, had this to say:

"This is brilliant news, and a credit to your club.

I will share the success story so far with other County Academy clubs, hopefully to inspire them also. Obviously Rome was not built in a day, and it will take hard work and perseverance to consolidate your good work to date, but what a start!"

       



OPEN DAY

Our Open Day was a great success for the new Junior section which we are attempting to get off the ground.

Over 30 youngsters came to the club to see what the game of bowls was all about and 14 of them were sufficiently interested to actually 'sign up' to become Junior Members.

Here are some of the photos which shows them getting a feel for being on the green and as you can see, real concentration was showing in many of their faces.

Come back to the page frequently if you would like to see how they are progressing.










WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MONTH MAKES?

As the season progresses, our Juniors are gaining in confidence and ability.   Lots of fun but equally lots of listening, learning and practice as these photos from the coaching session on 14th July  shows. 
                                                          
Our first inter club game against another club's juniors is on the cards.  Wonder who it will be?