Despite new attempts to encourage more juniors to play bowls this season, only 9 youngsters in total turned up to our coaching sessions, despite over 20 from previous years being invited to return. It is difficult to sustain their concentration and interest at times, particularly when they have little incentive other than to practise, but we are hopeful that 2 of the older boys will register for the Wed/Sat teams next season. Internal competitions, links to other Clubs with junior players and entry into Junior events are fine in theory but difficult to organise when the youngsters have other interests and commitments. We shall persevere again next season with other ideas of introducing youngsters into the game and hope that we have some who will continue to play.
Many thanks to Alan Bullock. Tommy Roberts and Gwyn Hughes for their patience and their valuable assistance with the coaching sessions throughout the summer.