Keen bowlers have played their first game on new £650,000 facilities at Ebbw Vale Welfare Ground.
The new green and extended pavilion will be home to RTB and Ebbw Vale Bowls Clubs and will also be used to host high profile tournaments in the Welsh bowling calendar.
Following the official opening on Friday, May 28, Ebbw Vale mixed team played a friendly match against a combined RTB and retired members team. Blaenau Gwent Council and the Welsh Assembly Government, through its Heads of the Valleys Programme, worked in partnership to fund the project.
Chairman of RTB Bowls Club Brian Chambers said: "When the steelworks closed we didn't know if our club would have a future but thanks to the support of Blaenau Gwent Council we were able to move here.
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