AS the winter indoor season comes to an end, Pennine Bowling Club for the Visually Impaired's Gareth Harwood finished his season on a high representing England.

He took part in the UK Indoor tournament in Glasgow, winning the gold medal in the B4 category, helping England become UK Nations champions.

It has been a great indoor season for the Pennine Visually Impaired Club who, with the help of Harwood, won the Torquay Invitational Triples. He was joined in the team by K Collins and J Palmer.

In the V.I.B.E Indoor Pairs, played at Nottingham, they finished third and at the V.I.B.E Indoor Triples, played at Gloucester, they became English champions.

Pennine Bowling Club for the Visually Impaired practice every Tuesday at the John Charles Indoor Bowls Centre at Leeds during the winter season, but now have moved outdoors where they play at Wellholme Park in Brighouse on their own flat green, once again practice is on a Tuesday.

The club entered the Weston Open, which is played at Weston-Super-Mare last month. This is the first outdoor competition of the season. Although no medals were won, all Pennine bowlers performed well.

This is a wonderful sport for visually impaired people, young or old, male or female. It is a gentle form of exercise and gives you something to look forward to each week.

For more information on the club, call John Palmer, secretary, on 01422 321771 or Bob Booth, match organiser, on 01484 687741.