COMPETITION may have been fierce on the green but there was huge camaraderie off it as Solihull Indoor Bowls Club played host last weekend to the Disability Bowls England Para Home Nations Championships.
Featuring England, Scotland and Wales, the three day event was officially opened by the Mayor of Solihull Councillor Ken Meeson, who welcomed all the competitors to the borough.
He was joined by deputy leader of SMBC Coun Karen Grinsell to see the start of what proved to be a hotly contested championship.
And although England eventually triumphed, closely followed by Scotland then Wales, the real triumph was in the friendships formed and the huge effort by volunteers at the club to ensure everything ran smoothly.
“It was really good – all the competitors were happy with the club and everything we did for them,” said club spokeswoman Becky Gould.
“They were a lively group of people too and although competition was intense on the green there was lovely camaraderie off it.
“Our thanks too to all our volunteers and to Cranmore Fish Bar which delivered the food piping hot and right on time.”
Members of the Brick Kiln Lane club are now drawing breathe before the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.
Although the Games will only feature outdoor bowls the aim of the Brick Kiln Lane club is to start running novice sessions to get more people involved in the sport.
For more details, visit: https://www.solihullindoorbowlsclub.co.uk/ or call: 0121 709 2233.