Coulsdon bowling green helps give teenagers a head start

Croydon teenagers are getting a head start in lawn bowls in Coulsdon. Youth volunteers from the Headstart scheme have been busy at the Coulsdon Memorial Ground, helping the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green.

They start them young at Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

They start them young at Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

Headstart provides young people with opportunities to get involved with their local community. At the bowling green, which is managed by the FMLBG community group, Headstart’s volunteers are helping to run events, keep the bowling green open to the public and learn a new sport.

“We’re very pleased with Headstart and the volunteers,” said Ruari Armstrong, the FMLBG chairman.

“They are always willing to help, very capable, and some of them are getting very good at lawn bowls.”

The volunteers are helping at the weekends, or whenever a few extra hands are needed. The green and putting green are expected to be open to the public – you don’t need to be a member of a club to play – until October 11 this year, so the new volunteers will be a fixture on the green for the coming months.

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