Bowls club helps cerebral palsy youngsters

Sport Birmingham collaboration to aid young people’s group.

Members of Erdington Court Bowls Club were amongst a team of volunteers assisting at a local event for youngsters organised by Cerebral Palsy Sport and Sport Birmingham.

The event took the form of a series of fun sports taster activities held at the Nechells Wellbeing Centre, with over 50 young people children attending aged between 9 and 19. A group of four members from Erdington Court helped both wheelchair users and non-disabled individuals to challenge themselves to games of indoor bowls and skittles, with equipment provided by Cerebral Palsy Sport. Schools from across the city were represented at the event, and volunteers from local companies Irwin Mitchell Solicitors and Nike at Perry Barr came along to give a helping hand.

Also in attendance was Commonwealth Games Para Bowls Bronze Medal Winner Bob Love from Kingstanding who gave a keynote talk to adults and young volunteers after the sports taster sessions drew to a close. Bob was born without arms and bowls with his feet – a skill he demonstrated on the Erdington Court rink at the event. Bob started his bowls career at the Erdington Court Club and now plays for Tamworth.

Ray Woods, Marketing Officer for the Erdington Club said, “It was a great event and we were delighted to support Sport Birmingham and Cerebral Palsy Sport – and of course the wonderful children who came along. Our members really enjoyed themselves and it seemed the children did too.

“We were delighted that our good friend, Bob Love was also able to help out. As a club, we aim to reflect the whole community and attract new members of all ages and abilities.”

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