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June 30 2017

BEGBROOK Green Bowling Club is hosting a visit from the Visually Impaired Bowls England Team.

BEGBROOK Green Bowling Club is hosting a visit from the Visually Impaired Bowls England Team.

Chairman Dave Allen said he is delighted about the visit to the club's base at Frenchay Park Road, which will take place on Sunday July 23 at 1pm.

Eight members of the team have just returned from Cape Town, South Africa as either players or directors, having successfully completed in the World Blind Bowls Championships. 

Those playing six triple matches at Begbrook Green will include Alan Lyne, a former Olympian who has represented England in major internationals over 20 years. He won the Singles Olympic Medal in Atlanta in 1996 and Gold Medals in the IPC World Bowls in both Singles and Pairs in Kuala Lumpur; Ron Homer, a current International Bowls Disabled Champion (IBD) B2 and IBBA Pairs Bronze medallist at Cape Town; Maureen Ryan a Bronze medallist in Ladies B2 Singles and B2 Pairs; Andrew Taylor who is not only totally blind, but uses a wheelchair, as well as other players who have represented England in championships. David Stott, team manager, will also be present.  

The public may attend and donations to Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE) will be gratefully received in support of their fundraising events for the next World Blind Bowls Championships to be held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia in 2021.

All players are self-funded and will pay - or raise - some £2,700 each to take part.

All donations or sponsorship money to be made payable to: VIBE c/o, Dave Allen, 27 Standish Avenue, Stoke Lodge, Bristol, BS34 6AG.

 For further details contact Dave Allen on 01454 613582 or email dave-julie@blueyonder.co.uk You can also call Roger Ferguson on 0117 970 1364 or email roger.eileen@talktalk.net

Find club information at www. begbrookgreenbc.org.uk