Former Javelin World Champion & Olympic medalist Fatima at Risbygate Sports Club

Former British javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread MBE visited Risbygate Sports Club in Bury St Edmunds on Monday November 13. The former European and World Champion is a two time Olympic medal winner, Bronze in Los Angeles 1984 and Silver in Seoul 1988. She visited the club to check out the facilities with her friend who decided to join the tennis section and is pictured with General Manager Pat Lewis who said, “Fatima was extremely impressed by this hidden gem of a facility”.

The Club has one of the best outside bowls greens in the region, four tennis courts and a practice court, an area for petanque  Internally there is a four rink bowling green, two squash courts, changing rooms and shower facilities. The clubhouse is fitted out with two bars, each with its own lounge area, and is available for hire by organisations or individuals for meetings, wedding reception and parties.

On February 18 2018 the Club will host the Risbygate Masters Indoor Bowls tournament which is fast becoming a must play event for World Class Champion bowls players.

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