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NEW FLOODLIGHTS FOR BOWLING CLUB THANKS TO MANX LOTTERY TRUST

Manx Lottery Trust has awarded a grant of £4,000 to Onchan Crown Green Bowling Club, which will be used towards the installation of new LED floodlights in Onchan Park.

Floodlights are essential for playing evening bowls and will allow the club to extend the season into the autumn. It also means it can host competitions at the 50th Anniversary 2019 Isle of Man September Bowling Festival, a huge event in the Crown Green Bowling calendar which attracts players from across the British Isles.

The long-established club has around 80 members and seven teams, five men’s and two women’s, which consist of eight players who play around 150 games a year. These games are either held at Onchan Green or one of the other clubs across the Island.

David Clucas, Treasurer from Onchan Crown Green Bowling Club, said: ‘The grant will not only allow more games to be played into the evening hours, but provide improved facilities for our current members and hopefully attract some new faces. The new lighting will make a huge difference at our club, particularly at the bowling festivals held each year, and we are extremely grateful to the Manx Lottery Trust for making this happen.’

Chairman of Manx Lottery Trust Sarah Kelly said: ‘Onchan Crown Green Bowling Club is a great community club which we are delighted to support. We hope the current members enjoy the new floodlit green and even more people from the local community are encouraged to come along and give the sport a go.’

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