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Victoria Indoor Bowls Club invests in new roller

By Staff Reporter

Forres indoor bowlers are grateful for their new carpet machine.
Forres indoor bowlers are grateful for their new carpet machine.

A FIFTY-year-old sports club has invested funding in new equipment.

Victoria Indoor Bowls Club, based at Forres Academy assembly hall, used support from the Auchernack Trust Fund and the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation in a mechanical carpet roller.

Club president Derek Crosby confirmed all of the members appreciate it.

He said: "We use four heavy carpets to bowl on up to four times a week. These have to be lifted on to a trolley in a store cupboard, wheeled into place and rolled out and then the reverse to put them away after the session.

"It's quite tough manual stuff, so consequently there are relatively few members capable. Hence we're delighted to receive the grants for the carpet roller!"

Victoria Indoor Bowls Club plays from September to April, providing moderate exercise in the form of indoor short mat bowling, mainly for sociable purposes, with a little competitive element. The club is joining the Moray League this winter, having previously been in the Nairnshire League until its demise last year.

The club meets at 6.45pm on Mondays, Thursdays and some Fridays in the main hall of Forres Academy. Free taster sessions are available on Thursday evenings for anyone who might like to give it a try.

Contact Ann MacIntosh on 01309 641513 for details.

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