Welcome to Burford Town Bowls Club
 
...if you're looking for some gentle exercise with a competitive edge in beautiful surroundings,
come and join us, you will be glad you did...

                            Congratulations to Pat Walker, Jack Lafford and Doreen Dowley on

                                    winning the Open Triples League at Witney Town

 

 

                                                 West Oxfordshire Short Mat Triples

 

                    The final and semi finals were held at Burford Town Bowls Club this year

                        Well done to Witney Mills, Charlbury, Burford and North Leigh

 

                 Congratulations go out to North Leigh who defeated Burford Town in the final 

 

 

                                        

                                     Burford Town                                                          North Leigh

How Lawn Bowls Can Improve Your Health

 

Any form of exercise is good for your health, no matter how gentle it may be. And, if you are participating in a team sport, such as lawn bowls, it helps improve your social life too, which contributes to all round happiness and well-being. Whether you are under ten or over eighty and are taking up the sport for the first time, lawn bowls is a great game for people of all ages and we shall take a look at these benefits below

 

What Does Lawn Bowls Involve?

 

Lawn bowls is a game of concentration, precision and accuracy and involves rolling biased or irregular balls as close as possible to a white ball called the Jack. It has been a popular sport in the UK for centuries and there are thousands of bowls clubs up and down the country. As the sport does not involve periods of prolonged and intense activity, it can be played by pretty much anyone. The game is either taken up as a social activity – strictly for leisure – or it can also be played at competition level, for those who want to give themselves more of a challenge.

 

How Can It Improve My Health?

 

Sports and physical activity is beneficial to your health as it keeps you active and alleviates boredom. A US study also revealed that bowls players had a lower fat content when compared with people who did not participate in activities – which is another good reason to take up the sport! However, if you do decide to take up lawn bowls, it is always best to check with your doctor first, especially if you have not taken up any form of sport for some time.

Here are some of the benefits:

 

Fitness- Lawn bowls helps moderately improve muscle strength (arm, shoulder, leg muscles), flexibility and endurance.

 

Mental Health- The game gets you out into the fresh air and helps alleviate depression and anxiety.

 

Increases Skills - Bowls involves some element of problem solving skills and also helps improve co-ordination and concentration.

 

Improves Confidence- Participating in a sport helps improve self-esteem and gets you out and about and meeting people.

 

Self-Discipline- Sports such as lawn bowls involves turning up on time and being organised by wearing the correct uniform.

 

Social Interaction- Lawn bowls helps improve social skills and being part of a team also gives you a sense of belonging.