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Boost for young bowlers at Fakenham

PUBLISHED: 22:53 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 22:53 14 November 2017

Young bowlers at Gallows Indoor Bowls Club, Fakenham have received a timely boost (see inside for details). Front row, left to right: Shannon Tucker, Oliver Smerdon and Evie Scott. Back, left to right: Joseph Tucker and Benjamin Unick-Wagg. Picture: UK Power Networks

Young bowlers at Gallows Indoor Bowls Club, Fakenham have received a timely boost (see inside for details). Front row, left to right: Shannon Tucker, Oliver Smerdon and Evie Scott. Back, left to right: Joseph Tucker and Benjamin Unick-Wagg. Picture: UK Power Networks

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Youngsters at a Fakenham indoor bowling club are on a roll after receiving a donation from UK Power Networks.

The company has given the club a £250 grant as part of its Team Sport Award programme.

It donated the money to Gallow Indoor Bowls Club following an application from employee Jeff Tucker, who is the junior coach and whose daughter Shannon plays for Gallow in various teams.

Jeff, a field staff superviser, said: “I have coached the eight to 16 year-old juniors at the club weekly for the past year, but we have needed to borrow some of the equipment for our sessions.

“We are planning to use the money to buy training aids for the children including a foam scoring wedge and bowls jacks. It will help develop their overall game, concentrating on line and length of delivery.

“There can be a perception that bowls is a game for older people, but we have a number of youngsters at the club.”

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