SOUTH Wales Central AM and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew RT Davies visited Dinas Powis Bowling Club last Friday as the Wales Bowls team ramped up their preparations for the Commonwealth Games.

With the games in Glasgow just over a week away, Wales Bowls took part in a series against New Zealand and Ireland as they looked to emulate the success of four years ago, where the Welsh team secured a gold in the men’s singles and a bronze in the women’s pairs.

The men were hosted at Dinas Powis Bowling Club while the women, visually impaired and Para-Sport sides took to the lawn at Barry Athletic over a three-day series.

Local resident and regional AM, Andrew RT Davies, said: “We have a very strong history in bowls in the Commonwealth Games and after watching the preparation for this year’s event I have no doubt that our men and women will continue that tradition.

“It was fantastic to see two local bowling clubs in Dinas Powys and Barry hosting high quality international sport and providing excellent facilities to match. I’d like to wish the Wales Bowls’ sides and the rest of our sportsmen and women the very best in Glasgow and thank them for all of their fine efforts in promoting our great country on the international stage.”

At the conclusion of the three-day series, Wales came out on top in the overall team contest and in the visually impaired and Para-sport categories.