NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 1st, 2012.
Children from Johnstown Junior School have taken part in a number of training sessions at Johnstown Bowling Club following the club’s successful grant application to obtain funding for sets of junior bowls and equipment.
Johnstown was also the venue for a county match for the first time in the club’s history, which took place between Wrexham Veterans and Gwynedd.
At present the club runs eleven teams in the Wrexham and Oswestry leagues and for the first time this season has been able to register a team consisting of juniors with the oldest being 14.
The youngsters have received excellent support from their parents, many of whom have also taken up bowling as a result of their children’s interest.
The club are now working with the junior school in the hope of improving on the success of this year’s junior section and to encourage new members to take part.
Johnstown Councillor David A Bithell said: “Since Johnstown bowling club was formed in 1994 members have for a number of years improved the facilities, much of which has been funded by members own fundraising to erect two shelters and earlier this year to extend the kitchen.
“We have been working with Wrexham Council and obtained a grant for floodlights and a water irrigation system which have now been installed making for excellent facilities in Johnstown.”