Carpet bowling for everyone – project meeting in Nilufer, Turkey

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On November 18, 2020, the Ķekava Municipality Sports Agency signed a grant agreement with the European Commission, within Erasmus+ sports program to implement project “Carpet bowls for everyone/CARE” that should be implemented from 01.01.2021. until 31.12.2022. The project is designed to promote a carpet bowling game that is suitable for people of all ages. And thus, it is planned to involve an increasing number of people in health-promoting physical activities, so that the activities are different and regular, as well as to promote cooperation between people of different generations.
The third meeting of the project partners of the Erasmus + sports project “Carpet bowls for everyone / CARE” implemented by the Kekava County Sports Agency took place in Nilufer, Turkey, from 24 to 27 May 2022, with participants from Turkey, Norway Latvia and Denmark. The host organization was partners from Turkey – Nilufer Belediye Baskanligi.
On the first day of meeting was discussed the Carpet Bowls handbook: general rules of game, equipment and conditions of the game, techniques, training tips and action plan. During the meeting were presented most popular health-promoting physical activities for people for all ages in Nilufer Municipality. The visit also included the meetings with Deputy Mayor of Nilufer Municipality and sport organizers.
Carpet Bowls tournament was organized on the second day of meeting in Üçevler sport hall. All participants of meeting took part in this tournament and also visitors of sport hall. The tournament was exciting and very intense. At the end of the tournament the winners were awarded and experiences were discussed. After tournament there were several meetings with local organizations and sport experts (for example: Hiking and paragliding).
The next project meeting is scheduled for September, in Italy, where the host organization will be Società Consortile Rocca di Cerere A R.L.