Bowling club get vital donation



Diamond Facilities Support has given a donation to help train coaches at a local bowling club.


Acocks Green Youth Tenpin Bowling club, based at Acocks Green Bowl, have been appealing for donations to help train their new generation of coaches.


Diamond Facilities Support, based in Coleshill, have donated £50 to the club – meaning it now has now raised £350 and hopes to reach the £1,000 mark in the ongoing fundraiser.


Mark Smith, Acocks Green YBC tournament secretary, said: “I was a member of the bowling club when I was eight, and with my son now at the club, at 43, I’m back involved again – it has been a huge part of my life.


“Bowling is a great activity for young people to get involved in, it’s great to keep active, socialise and build teamwork skills.


“I’d like to thank Diamond Facilities Support for their help, every donation is crucial to the ongoing success of the bowling club.”


The long-standing club has been operating for over 50 years and many of the current coaches are now nearing retirement.


Members of the club range from the ages of six to 23, with players from ages 18 to 23 joining the Young Adults Club.


The club plans to use the money to fund training for their new coaches from the BTBA (British Ten-pin Bowling Association), training the new coaches to a league, county and national standard.


So far, they have raised enough to fully train two new coaches – who work entirely on a voluntary basis.


New coaches are made up primarily of parents who have an interest or experience in the sport.


Adam Atkins, joint managing director at Diamond Facilities Support, added: “A club like Acocks Green Youth Tenpin Bowling club is brilliant for young people and it is vital that they are able to stay open and operating at a high standard.


“I hope the club reaches its target and is able to operate for many years to come.”


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