Heavy Woollen Junior Champions 2017/18
Back Row (L-R): T. Johnson, A. Tobin, E. Tobin, H. Risley, O. Laurie
Front Row (L-R): L. Cooper (C), R. Patrick, A. Cooper, T. Patrick
Whitkirk BC have had an active junior section for over 30 years now and were a founder member of the Heavy Woollen Junior League which unfortunately folded this year. Last year our juniors managed to defend this title and go on and win it for the second time, I think its safe to say the future of the club looks bright!
Our junior bowlers are encouraged to play in the senior teams when they feel ready, last season we have had juniors representing senior teams on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and they are a credit to the club.
Some of our juniors play in the representative sides such as the Junior County for Yorkshire and the Junior Inter-District sides for Leeds and Castleford. We even have juniors making the step up into senior representative sides which is amazing, as we have two of our juniors playing in the Ladies County for Yorkshire and one playing for the Yorkshire Parks side.
We hold three merit competitions for our junior bowlers, these being the Junior Singles Handicap, Junior Doubles and Junior Floodlit Trophy. It isn’t all competition though as we also have fun practice sessions, and new juniors are always welcome to come along and have a go. If anyone is interested in their child playing for Whitkirk Juniors please contact Nichole Farrar via the email at the bottom of the page.