Club rolls up for festival fun

TWO of the county’s oldest established organisations have come together to support local charities with a sports event to coincide with the Olympic Torch visit to Alnwick.

Located in the centre of the town Alnwick Bowling Club, founded in 1877 has announce an Olympic Charity Bowls Competition sponsored by Northumbria Flying School, the UK’s oldest flying club.

On Saturday, June 9, 24 teams of three bowlers playing in four leagues of six, will compete for total prize money of £500, the winning triple will also get a half-hour flight giving them an opportunity to look at our beautiful county from the air.

Northumbria Flying School, based at Newcastle Airport, is the oldest flying club in the UK, it has a rich heritage and is a thriving club with more than 400 active members.

The flying school offers introductory flying lessons, private aircraft hire, a range of advanced pilot courses and also flight experience gift vouchers

Northumbria Flying School has unrivalled access to some of the best instructors in the UK, providing the flight experience in a safe, professional and relaxed environment.

The format will consist of two leagues a Round Robin and 7 ends and the winning triple of each league will play in the final.

Winners will be presented with a medal at the closing ceremony at Alnwick Garden on Friday, June 15.

The Alnwick club holds free taster sessions every Saturday morning during May.

For more contact secretary David Quean on 01665 602433 or visit or details of the flying school, contact a member of the team on 0191 2861321 or