Posted on: 18 March 2018
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We’re delighted to be a new sponsor at the Kettering Youth Bowling Club.

The Kettering Youth Bowling Club (KYBC) has been operating for 25 years. A Youth Ten Pin Bowling Club, the club runs out of the New York Thunderbowl in Kettering and is made up of talented players aged between 7 and 21 years old. Each player competes individually across four different leagues, and bowl every Saturday morning, learning techniques to help them knock down as many pins in one shot as possible.

Club Treasurer and Secretary, Marcel Aarts, first became involved with the club when his own son and daughter joined years ago. With both children now grown up, Marcel still supports the club and is now one of the ten licensed Instructors that train the members every week. Marcel first came across Stanair when we sponsored the Ladies Team for Northants Golf Limited. On seeing the team’s sponsored gilets, he decided to get in touch to see if we could support KYBC in a similar way.

We were of course delighted to support Marcel and the club, who now have smart, new training jackets. Club members wear their jackets to training and competitions, which take place at the Thunderbowl, regionally and nationally.

“We’re proud to support the Kettering Youth Bowling Club with their new training jackets,” said Martin Wall, Director at Stanair, “it’s great to see a sports club which is accessible to children of all ages and abilities, we wish them all the best in their competitions.”

Despite the club now in it’s 25th year, there are no signs of slowing down! Growing to over 30 players, the club is now seeing next generations coming through from previous players at the club. Their success is something else to be admired, coming home from one competition in Dunstable earlier this year with an impressive 20 trophies.

“We’re delighted to have the support of Stanair here at the club,” said Marcel, “the players love their training jackets and it’s great to have the support of a local business who are passionate about giving back to their local community.”

Want to find out more about the Kettering Youth Bowling Club? Visit the New York Thunderbowl website here.