THE CHESHYRE GOBLET
The schools coaching program at Swansea Bowling Club was started 10 years ago.
During the summer months, the club invites pupils from Pen Y Bryn and Bishop Gore schools to our green, where they receive coaching from our group of registered coaches. The coaching program involves an annual match between the two schools, who compete for the Cheshyre Goblet.
This trophy was presented to the club by Miss Mary Mumford our land owner. It is encouraging to see over the years that the youngsters who have taken part in the competition have acquired noticeable skills in bowling, and enjoy a sense of achievement. It is a high point of their sporting activity. This progress is a source of great satisfaction to the teachers and our club coaches.
Following communication between John McLean, our previous President and Lord Coe ,Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games, the club received the following tribute.
“I was pleased to read in your letter how Swansea Bowling Club has embraced sport as open to all through your philosophy of encouragement and value in individual sense of achievement. As you know I am passionate that sport is made accessible to all, and the volunteer work done by your bowls club to the special needs schools that you work with, is a great example of the legacy to all. I wish Swansea Bowling Club every success, and hope that the weather is kind for this year’s Cheshyre Goblet event.”