Kurl power for Spen’s over 50s

Indoor Kurling for the over 50s at Cleckheaton Library, pictured are Edna Smith, Eddie Bartaby, Dorothy Cliff, Carol Baker, John Craven and Beth Bowers. (d20041201)
Indoor Kurling for the over 50s at Cleckheaton Library, pictured are Edna Smith, Eddie Bartaby, Dorothy Cliff, Carol Baker, John Craven and Beth Bowers. (d20041201)

KURLING at Cleckheaton Library is growing in popularity with organisers hoping to make the monthly sessions a more regular event.

The sessions were started last year by Age Concern and the lottery funded Altogether Better scheme, as part of Spen’s over 50s group.

Kurling involves ‘sweeping’ a stone onto a target area and was made popular in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Calgary when Team GB made it to the men’s final.

Library manager Kathryn Parry said: “It’s a great way for people to socialise and get exercise in a fun way.

“People can even play sitting down so if people have health conditions, they can still get involved.

“Everyone can play at their own pace. It’s very popular.”