20-21 October, 2021
The first meeting of Erasmus + Sport Project “CArpet bowls foR everyonE / CARE”, no. 622461-EPP-1-2020-1-LV-SPO-SSCP was organized in Ķekava Sports Club on 20-21 October, 2021. Participants from Latvia, Denmark, Norway, Italy and Turkey. Aim was to meet each other – to get to know project objective, agree on activities schedule, work program, administrative issues:
1. Project management and coordination;
2. Development of Carpet Bowls player handbook (according to English Carpet Bowls Rules);
3. Capacity building activities – workshops and tournaments;
4. Dissemination and visibility. During the meeting were discussed development of a common carpet bowls handbook, opportunities to promote the game in Latvia, Italy and Turkey.
Project participants were introduced to the history of carpet bowls and its development in Denmark and Norway, where it is very popular. Mini Carpet Bowls Tournament were organized as part of the Kick-off meeting with the participation of active seniors from Baloži and Ķekava. There was an opportunity during the mini-tournament to improve the game technique, as well as to increase knowledge of rules of carpet bowls, project participants from Denmark and Norway shared their experiences.
Next meeting is planned in Denmark, January 2022 – WP2: Development of Carpet Bowls player handbook in English. A guide that will include the rules of the Carpet Bowls, training recommendations, emphasizing the benefits of playing.