Free Bowls Taster Sessions

Free bowls taster sessions will be taking place in the NSC Bowls Hall on the following dates:

  • Saturday 22nd September – 13:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 25th September – 18:30 to 21:00
  • Thursday 27th September – 18:30 to 21:00

Members of the Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Association will be in the NSC Bowls Hall to greet you and support anyone who has not played indoor bowls before.

Who?
This invitation is open to all players and non-players of any age but anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Crown green bowlers who would like to have a go are most welcome.

What do I need to bring?
Just yourself … or why not come along with a friend? All the required equipment will be provided on the night for you free of charge.

For further information please contact the Indoor Bowling Association’s Secretary Alan Pearson sec@iomindoorbowling.org

NSC Locker Policy May 2018

The NSC has updated its locker policy, the details of which are below.

It should be noted that commencing the 2018-19 bowls season, only lockers situated within the bowls hall may be used by bowlers – see section 8 for more details.

  1. Purpose
    As a result of the Fire Risk Assessment conducted in April 2018 following a fire which was started in a locker at the NSC in March 2018 the following policy has been devised.
  2. Background
    The National Sports Centre has a substantial number of lockers in the facility for the storage of customer’s personal items during their time visiting the centre. Customers can use a 50p to release the key which is refunded when the locker is emptied before leaving the facility.
    Lockers are located in the following areas of the NSC:

    • Sports Hall Corridor
    • Swimming Pool Changing Village
    • Squash Corridor
    • Bowls Hall (lockers installed by Indoor Bowling Association)
    • Sports Hall Changing Room – Female
    • Sports Hall Changing Room – Male
    • Outdoor Changing Block – Female
    • Outdoor Changing Block – Male
  1. Conditions of Hire
    The following regulations are outlined in the NSC Booking Conditions of Hire:FB03b_Booking Conditions of Hire:

    21. Personal items must be kept in the lockers provided. The Department do not accept liability for any lost or stolen items, or damage or loss to any property or equipment whatsoever (including any theft from lockers).

    22. Lockers must only be used whilst the Hirer and the participants using the locker are at the NSC using the Facility. Locker keys must not be taken off the NSC premises, and the Department reserve the right to access any locker at any time without notice to users if deemed necessary in the opinion of the Duty Officer on shift. Lockers will be periodically checked and any items left in them will be removed and kept in lost property prior to disposal. You must not place, toxic, polluted or contaminated goods, flammable or hazardous goods, living plants or animals, food or perishable goods, inappropriate material or waste in the lockers.Customers hiring the facility on a regular basis (block bookings) sign a booking form to agree to the above Conditions of Hire. They are also displayed on the Customer Information notice board in the NSC reception area for casual hirers using the facilities.

  2. Locker Rules
    As a result of the Fire Risk Assessment conducted in April 2018 the following rules were implemented around the use of lockers in the NSC:

    • Under no circumstances should the following items be left in lockers AT ANY TIME:
      • Any known faulty electronic device
      • E-cigarettes (or equivalent devices)
      • Cigarette lighters
      • Illegal goods or consumables
      • Toxic, polluted or contaminated goods
    • Electronic devices, such as mobile phones/laptops or ipads can be stored in a locker
      for the duration of your activity but adhere to the following guidelines:

      • The device must be switched off (not just on standby).
      • The device must not be wrapped in any item of clothing/ towel as this could
        prevent any heat from the device from dissipating safely.
      • The device must only be stored loosely in the locker.
      • Portable chargers must not be used in the locker.
  1. Signage
    The NSC has prominent signage placed in the areas where lockers are located throughout the Centre. An example of the signage displayed can be found in Appendix A – Locker Safety Rules.
  2. Locker checks
    Customer lockers will be checked regularly by staff to ensure items are not being stored overnight. Any items left in lockers during these checks will be removed and placed in lost property prior to disposal.
  3. Staff Lockers
    NSC Staff are permitted to store clothes and personal items in the lockers in the staff room. However the same rules apply as outlined in section 4.0.
  4. Indoor Bowls Association Lockers
    The Indoor Bowls Association have purchased 100 small metal lockers which are located in the Bowls Hall.For the 2018/2019 season onwards upon hiring an annual locker from the Association Bowlers will sign up to agree to the following:

    All items are left in lockers at your own risk.

    The lockers provided in the Bowls Hall are supplied for use of bowls shoes and bowls equipment ONLY.

    The following items should not be left in lockers AT ANY TIME:

    • Any known faulty electronic device
    • E-cigarettes (or equivalent devices)
    • Cigarette lighters
    • Toxic, polluted or contaminated goods

     
    Electronic devices, such as mobile phones/laptops or iPads can be stored in a locker for the duration of your activity but not overnight and the following guidelines must be adhered to:

    • The device must be switched off (not just on standby).
    • The device must not be wrapped in any item of clothing/ towel as this could prevent any heat from the device from dissipating safely.
    • The device must only be stored loosely in the locker.
    • Portable chargers must not be used in the locker.