Congresbury bowler Anthony Page became a national bowling champion after winning a disability bowls national tournament in Nottingham on January 6 2019. Ant, who lives in Worle, won the Disability Bowls England National Singles for Non-classified members at Nottingham, the first time that he had taken part in the indoor bowling competition.

He got through a gruelling three rounds before winning overall in the 4th round 19-13. “The last round was nip and tuck at first, then I managed to get ahead in the last few ends,” said Ant, aged 45.  “It feels weird to win”.

He was brought up in Wolverhampton and first started bowling at age 11 on crown greens, following his family into our great sport. “I got to county standard and played for Staffordshire at junior level.”

Ant won the Congresbury Club’s  Men’s Handicap, Two Wood and Novice competitions in 2018. Disability Bowls England. established in August 2015, is the coordinating body for disabled bowlers of all ages and abilities.