New partnership between Erskine and Bowls Scotland
Falkland veterans, Erskine’s Bill McDowall and Bowls Scotland’s Billy Allan (2014 Commonwealth Games competitor) along with fellow veteran, Mary Wilson (Bowls Scotland’s High Performance programme), threw the first bowls to launch the partnership at Doune Castle Bowling Club.
The sport is also Team Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games sport. And they have won 37 medals won since the inaugural Games in Canada in 1930.
Erskine and Bowls Scotland want to promote both the mental and physical benefits of playing bowls, particularly for veterans.
Future plans include maximising engagement and fundraising for Erskine among the bowls community. There will also be new projects to make bowls more accessible for residents within the Veterans Village. Plus the development of para players as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of ex-servicemen and women.
Wing Commander Ian Cumming MBE, Erskine Chief Executive, said:
Erskine and Bowls Scotland have enjoyed a fantastic relationship over a number of years, and we are delighted to finally make it official. This long-term agreement demonstrates the shared commitment between ourselves and Bowls Scotland, and we are looking forward to maximising the impact that the sport can have on our Veterans and players throughout Scotland.
Bowls is an inclusive and accessible Scottish sport, and we are very excited to work with Bowls Scotland to help make a real difference in the years ahead. Who knows, we may even uncover the next great of the game.