Mitchell, 8, is on a roll at Bridlington Alexandra Bowls Club

Bridlington Alexandra Bowls Club’s newest member is on a roll despite having only just celebrated his eighth birthday.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 9:07 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 9:09 am
Mitchell Prosser, 8, with grandparents John and Lynne

Mitchell Prosser is certainly the youngest member of the club, located on South Marine Drive.

Mitchell joined as the only junior member when the club was able to open to its members following the easing of restrictions imposed by Covid-19 and he is already a firm favourite with the members.

His father John is a club member and his grandma Lynne and grandad John are club secretary and club captain respectively.

Mitchell has been rolling children’s bowls for a while but he now has his own full-size set as well as his own club uniform.

When the club restarted its internal competitions, Mitchell teamed up with his grandparents in the triples competition.

He was not overawed when playing against the other adult teams, helping his team win two games.

They are now anxiously awaiting the results of the other teams’ games to see if they have gained a place in the final.

Mitchell said: “It’s a great fun sport and I get to meet lots of very nice people.

“The members help and encourage me a lot.

“Grandad has taught me how to improve my bowling and has given me lots of advice.

“We play in the same team as my grandma so I get to see them more often.

“I like to win but if I don’t we all shake hands and say “good game”.”

Mitchell enjoys other sports too, being a blue and white belt at karate and playing junior football in his age-group for Bridlington Rangers.

He also plays golf at the Bridlington Belvedere Golf Club and already has a handicap