David Cox, President of the Summerhill Blind Bowlers Club is inviting people to join the club. David, who recently won Gold at the Grampian Regional Qualifiers and went on to compete in the Scottish Finals of Blind Bowling in Falkirk, says, “Summerhill Blind Bowlers Club is open to both new and experienced bowlers. It’s always a great laugh, and a good opportunity to meet new friends.”
Some participants take part for fun, while others go on to compete in local and national championships. “We have someone who is totally blind who has played for Scotland,” says David. “They use a string to help them know where they are”. David continues, “We work with individual players to figure out the best way for that person to play bowls with their visual impairment. Although I’m not a qualified coach, I have been researching different methods that could support someone who is visually impaired to play bowls so that everyone can take part”.
David is also building links with Scottish Disability Sport to see if they could get some coaches to support the team.
The Summerhill Blind Bowlers Club meets every Friday at Aberdeen Indoor Bowling Club, Summerhill Road, Aberdeen AB15 6EE. In the summer, the meetings are from 12pm-2pm and in the winter months meetings run from11.40am-1.40pm. Some of the bowlers also take part in outdoor bowling which
takes place at Westburn Outdoor Bowling Club.
The photo above shows Ron Morrison, pictured in the blue blazer, being awarded a cup as thanks for services rendered to the club on his retirement due to ill-health. The Club would like to send Ron best wishes for his retirement.
From left to right is Harry Murray, Ron Morrison, David Cox, Gerald, Betty Morrison and Jim Lamb