Maccabi GB (MGB) presented its 4th “Bowls on the Lawn” event on 31st August in association with Jewish Care and Woodcock Park Lawn Bowls Club. Members of the Community were given the opportunity to get active in a social setting, which once again highlighted the benefits of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, regardless of age.
Jewish people of all ages and abilities were given the opportunity to learn about the sport, improve their bowling techniques and play some ends. Some participants had played Lawn Bowls for many years, whilst for others it was their first opportunity to pick up a jack or wood. The main emphasis was to get some fresh air, get active and socialise with other Jewish players. Attendees that participated were a combination of those who had close connections with Jewish Care and members of the Community who had not previously been engaged by Jewish Care or Maccabi GB.
Of the 20 participants, husband and wife, Pamela and Ronny Talisman, who had never picked up a wood before, excelled as aspiring lawn bowl players. Woodcock Park Lawn Bowls Club members recognised their natural ability and invited them to join the club. Pamela and Ronny said “they thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope to take the sport up seriously in the future.”
Janice Aarons, Maccabi GB Sport Coordinator, gave her thoughts on the event, “Another successful ‘Bowls on the Lawn’ event ended with much success. You could see that everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves and when you are having fun, you feel less like you are exercising. There was also a wonderful social atmosphere and we’re proud to give members of the Community another avenue to meet and make Jewish friends. I hope everyone who attended carries on playing and we will be making sure that they potentially join future Maccabi Lawn Bowls Tours to Israel, such as the up-coming one this Autumn. I would finally like to thank Jewish Care and Woodcock Park, for without them this day would not have been possible.”
For more information on Lawn Bowls please visit www.maccabigb.org/sports-directory/lawn-bowls or call 0208 457 2333