Ynysfach WI getting sporty

Getting expert tuition


YnysfachWI held their June meeting in the grounds of the Resolven Bowls Club and were blessed with a beautiful summer’s day.

Twenty members assembled to enjoy an afternoon of chat and laughter in beautiful surroundings.

We were delighted to welcome Carwen, Ceri and Christine from the ladies lawn bowls team, who had very kindly offered to give us a ‘taster’ session on the green.

Eight brave WI members took up the challenge and a certain amount of hilarity ensued – it certainly kept the rest of our group entertained.

We received our initial instruction of the basic technique from Hugh Lewis and (once some of us had retrieved our bowls from the gutter) the ladies took us in hand to try a game. As Ceri said “ Bowls is a very simple game” but devilishly tricky to get right.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our ‘sport’ and were rewarded with tea and cake.

We are very grateful to the club for welcoming us to their grounds, special thanks to Gareth and Roy for all their help with the tables and chairs and to Hugh, Carwen, Ceri and Christine for their expertise and unfailing good humour!

Kay getting in the swing


Carole demonstrating great technique


Never too young or old to enjoy WI and cake

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Report by Jen Colley

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