Bowling Arm coaching day a hit at Croydon

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Croydon Bowling Club recently hosted a Bowling Arm Training Day thanks to the proactive foresight of one of their accredited coaches. Croydon Bowling Club recently hosted a Bowling Arm Training Day thanks to the proactive foresight of one of accredited coaches, Robin Shaw.

After a chance meeting with AJ Parker, a member of The Armed Vics, Victoria’s state representatives for bowlers with a Bowling Arm, Robin embarked on responding to the frequent question he is asked by many bowlers: “How can I improve my performance with a Bowlers Arm?” 
Hosted by the Croydon Bowling Club, the focus became that of a group coaching clinic and with the support of A.J. Parker and Doug Corrigan (another State Rep) we were ready to roll.
Clubs in the Eastern Ranges Region were invited to participate and members from Ferntree Gully, Bayswater, Boronia, Heathmont, Chirnside Park and Eastwood accepted.
Numbers were limited to four per rink to ensure maximum attention to the coaching needs of every participant and a total of 35 bowlers participated.
Feedback was that the day was full of fun, laughter, learning and great fellowship on the greens and over a great BBQ Lunch.
Each individual had their own disability ranging from back injuries to arthritic hands. Bowlers Arms are a tremendous aid to keep bowlers in the game and the specialist coaching from AJ and Doug, ably assisted by several local club coaches ensured a successful day.
Many thanks to all involved including the various members of the Croydon Bowls Club who gave up their time to support this successful day.
Based on the response, arm bowlers in the Eastern Ranges Bowls Region will see another clinic at Croydon Bowling Club in 2019.