Founded in 1907 Luton Town Bowling Club is the third oldest Flat Green Bowling Club in Bedfordshire, having celebrated its Centenary in 2007, yet it remains forward thinking and imaginative. We were one of the first clubs in Bedfordshire to adopt coloured shirts as an alternative to the more traditional white… and we were also the first outdoor bowling club in the county to set up a Web Site.
We will be very pleased to hear from potential new members, male or female of any age or ability. We are a friendly club with ambition, but don't take our word for it, join and find out for yourself.
Jonny Stokes Through To The Next Stage of England Para Bowls Team Selection!
A big congratulations to Jonathan Stokes in reaching the next stage of the Disability Bowls England Test Trails, to be apart of the England Para team for the 2018 Commonwealth games in Australia! July of this year Mr Stokes recieved the letter he had been hoping for..."you have been nominated to participate in the process leading to the selection of the bowls England Para Bowls team for 2018"! After receieving the news he had been hoping for, he had a long road ahead of practice and preparation for the first stage.
This first stage of the selection process was on the 1st of October 2017 and entailed certain exercises and matches against other potential participants in a bid to show his skill and ability to the selectors. After this first process was over he eagerly awaited the call to let him know if he had been selected or not for the next stage. The phone call came and he had been selected for the next process!
Jonny accepting his England Cap from Greg Harlow above.
After receieving the news he wanted, he is now set to play against Wales & Scotland in the next stage. He will be arriving in Nottingham on the evening of Thursday 26th October 2017 to play on the 27th, 28th & 29th of October. If he is successful, he will then be called up to play for the England Para bowls team and will be attending training camps, in November, December 2017 & Feburary of next year. I spoke to Jonny Stokes and this is what he had to say below:
I recieved the invitation for the commonwealth games trials I was over the moon, even more so when I got selected for the next stage of the trial playing in a test event. I scored highly in the skill sessions in the morning and played well in the triples matches in the afternoon. I'm looking forward to the test event at the end of October, leading up to the event I will be getting plenty of practice time in plus all my mates have been advising me to relax and enjoy the experience.
has been a busy time for me recently having to work and bowl at this level at the same time. I feel I've worked hard at all levels throughout the year up to now, its had a big impact on the way I played in the first part of the trial which helped me being selected. I'm hopeful that all my hard work and practice leading up to this event pays off and I'm able to impress the selectors. Fingers crossed. - Jonathan Stokes
From myself and everyone at Luton Town BC, we wish you the best of luck mate and hopefully we will be seeing you on TV next year! #LTBC #JonnyInternational