With the intention of ensuring the continuation of Pontrhydyfen Welfare & Community Bowls Club, the club requested the funding for extensive work to the green. They want to improve facilities for their club members, build on the growing number of female and young members and give other local organisations opportunities to utilise the facilities.
Since the club acquired ownership of the green five years ago, there have been numerous problems that have made it nearly impossible for them to complete their league and cup fixtures, individual competitions and practise and ‘taster sessions’, which are essential to enticing new members. The work needed will replace and repair green, put in a new irrigation system and importantly train and upskill volunteers so they can look after green to the highest standard for years to come.
“The club had clearly identified work needed, had specialist advice and are future proofing by upskilling their volunteers. Pontrhydyfen Bowls Club is very well regarded in the bowls community and a key facility in the village. They have bucked the trend over last 4 years and almost doubled membership and they have really developed their junior and female membership. They have exciting plans that include renovating and reconfiguring the clubhouse so it can be used for the members and community in lots of new ways and to support new activities. They will also be developing some ground next to clubhouse to create a community garden and we are really pleased to be able to support them” – Kate Breeze, Executive Director, Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund
“On behalf of all members of Pontrhydyfen Welfare and Community Bowls Club and the whole community we wish to thank all at Pen y Cymoedd for the funding to assist our club. This is greatly appreciated by all and will undoubtedly help to ensure the survival of our club and bring our green and facilities to a high standard for all the community to benefit from.” Jeff Wilkins, Chairman