YOUNGSTERS in Barnsley were bowled over to be introduced to such a high-ranking collection of VIPs.
The town’s Mayor Coun Margaret Sheard was among a party of dignitaries who visited Barnsley Bowl to present the Young Bowlers Club with their own prestigious Clubmark accreditation.
Clubmark is the only national sports scheme for clubs with junior sections.
It is built around a set of core criteria which ensures accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent standards.
The visiting VIPs were told members of Barnsley Bowls Young Bowlers’ Club president Ian Hall and his committee have been working tirelessly to gain accreditation for more than a year.
The club is currently recruiting new members for the new season.