The Camberley Crusaders is the U/18 Youth Section of Camberley & District Indoor Bowling Club. First formed in 2000, Saturday mornings from 8:30 – 10:00 am is when the boys & girls enjoy their bowls fun.
As well as fun play and bowls drills the youth squad play in the Surrey Youth Inter-Club League, EBYDS (English Bowls Youth Development Scheme) U/15 and U/18 Competitions,CIBC Easter Tournament and Inter-Club Friendly matches. Bowls as a sport is attracting interest from schools and CIBC support and help those who wish to progress their enjoyment and skills.
Saturday morning is still the main ‘training day’, when rinks are available for roll-ups from 8.00am. Training practice and coaching starts promptly at 8:30, and finishes no later than 10.00am where breakfast is available at a very reasonable rate, very popular!
Coaching is a very important part of the Crusaders itinerary – skills tests are an essential element of taking part in the English Bowls Youth Development Scheme tournaments run from County to National level. Over the years many of the Crusaders have represented the Club at County and Area Schools of Excellence.
Seen here are bowls family, Georgia, Jessica, and Kelsey Duffy…with Chris & Linda who introduced the girls to bowls.
The Crusaders run their own internal competitions that include U12, U15 and U18 singles championships and look the part in their ”team strip” !
Once Crusaders are judged to be capable of playing with the adults they are encouraged to further enjoy the facilities of the club at half price – the exceptions being the club friendly matches that include a meal, and adult club competitions, when they pay full fee.