Sports club bowled over by support

Cllr Jack Thomas with the bowling club for disabled people he has set up which is based at the South Elmsall Socail Centre on Westfield Lane.'h316a248
Cllr Jack Thomas with the bowling club for disabled people he has set up which is based at the South Elmsall Socail Centre on Westfield Lane.'h316a248
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A SPORTS group to help disabled bowlers has gone from strength to strength as its numbers have reached an all time high.

The bowling club was set up in 2008 to help disabled people meet up with others and enjoy a good game of bowls.

It started with just two members and now has more than 15 people enjoying the facility.

South Elmsall town councillor Jack Thomas set up the group and hopes it keeps on expanding.

He said: “I set the group up for the disabled members of our community to be able to socialise and have fun.

“I felt as though they were missing out. But the response over the years has been fantastic and we need to get more people involved.”

The group now also has the equipment for games of curling too.

Coun Thomas said: “The members think it’s the finest thing since sliced bread and I want more people to be able to benefit from it.”

It takes place every Thursday - except the first Thursday of each month - from 1pm until 3pm at the South Elmsall Town Council Social Centre, Westfield Lane.

Members pay £2 which includes the games, coffee and biscuits, and also pays for occasional parties.

Coun Thomas hopes to link up with Hemsworth Town Council in the future to be able to offer competitions between the towns.

Coun Thomas said anyone with any disability could go along to the group and just asked people to turn up on the day.