Longford park seniors (55+) Bowling Club
New Members welcome
Bowls is one of the few sports which allow you to keep on competing indefinitely. One of last year’s tournament winners in Trafford is 87 years old. Not many people can say they are a champion at that age. Bowling offers a way to keep active right through life.
Our sociable friendly club, formerly known as the Longford Park Retired Old Gentleman’s Club! has been meeting in Longford Park Stretford since 1935. We are members of the Trafford Veteran’s League.
League matches take place on Monday afternoons
Social bowling is from 1pm until 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Members may also use the greens at other times to practice as required. During the season we have 8 in house competitions and an away day picnic event at Bacup in August. Bowls are available for new members to borrow to try what weight suits them
Indoor bowling is played in the winter months, “long mat” at Altrincham leisure centre or “short” mat at several venues in Trafford. Other social activities during the winter months include snooker, cards and dominoes
Spectators are welcome to come in and watch a match. Please call in to the greens to have a look around whenever the gate is open
Longford Ladies Bowling Club
Bowling offers a way to keep active right through life. It has been calculated that on average a player walks three miles during a game. Regular bowling can greatly improve agility, lower the risk of strokes, heart attacks and diabetes and increase bone density. It is a gentle exercise that improves flexibility, strengthens arm and leg muscles and improves coordination.
Our group (Established in 1935) doesn’t currently take part in competitions due to a shortage of active members. New members always made welcome. We meet at the bowling greens in Longford Park Stretford between 1.30 and 3pm on Tuesdays during the bowling season.(Easter to end of September) We also have other regular social activities including playing cards (whist) and going out for lunch. Over the winter we organise regular Wednesday meet ups to keep in touch
We offer fitness friendship and fun. If you are interested in joining or would like to know more please contact Friends of Longford Park by email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in a contact form on the web site friendsoflongfordpark.org.uk