EDGWORTH Bowling Club has been awarded Clubmark status after being assessed by their governing body, the British Crown Green Bowling Association.

They will be presented with the award by the President of the British Crown Green Bowling Association on Monday, March 24 at noon at the club.

The award recognises the work that the club has done with young people in the borough since 2006 in partnership with Turton and Edgworth Church of England Methodist Primary School and the Blackburn with Darwen Junior Bowls Partnership.

Only a handful of other bowling clubs from across the UK have achieved Clubmark status.

Edgworth Bowling Club’s clubmark officer Peter Russell said: “As a club we believe the future of the game lies with young people and experience has shown that the sooner they are introduced to the game the better and, like riding a bike, they never forget it.”

President of the British Crown Green Bowling Association, Chris Hasselby said: “Edgworth Bowling Club is one of only three other crown green bowling clubs throughout the country that we have awarded Clubmark status to which speaks volumes.”