Established in 1948, the Netherton Sports & Social Club has been bringing the community together through bowling for an amazing 72 years.
This bowling green serves as a vital part of the community, not just because it offers valuable exercise, but also because it offers a friendly and welcoming space for the local community to meet new friends and tackle social isolation.
Playing bowls has given members who are bereaved or just find themselves socially isolated, an opportunity to make new friends while being outdoors and exercising.
During lockdown the club was forced to close and without members dues coming in there was a shortfall in income resulting in the green not being kept good condition, essential to play bowls.
Through our Community Development Fund we were able to donate funds which have kept the bowling green in perfect condition. With lockdown rules easing, the club has been able to reopen to members providing, once again, an opportunity for the community to come together when they need it most.
James Harding of the Netherton Sports & Social Club, had this to say:
We would like to thank One Vision Housing for their generous donation. Our club gives the community a unique opportunity to get outside and meet people while playing a game of bowls. With the funds received we were able to keep the green in perfect condition which meant we could reopen to the community as soon as we were allowed to do so.
If you want to find out more about the Netherton Sports & Social Club you can visit their website here, or follow them on Facebook here.