BOWLS will once again be played in greens across Mid Wales.

The Welsh Government’s new easing of restrictions enforced by lockdown were announced on Friday.

Among them was the opening of some outdoor sports facilities across the country, including bowling clubs.

From Monday outdoor sports courts will reopen while non professional elite athletes have also been given the green light to return to training with both adhering to social distancing regulations.

Tennis courts, bowling greens, basketball courts, golf driving range, cycling velodromes, athletic tracks and cricket nets have been included in the latest easing of restrictions announced by the Welsh Government.

However team sports and contact sports remain banned along with any ‘large gatherings of people undertaking leisure or recreation.’

Berriew Bowls Club and Wales women national team manager Hazel Wilson welcomed the lifting of restrictions.

She said: “It’s great news.

“We hope that some clubs will reopen but understand if some are not ready yet.”

Wilson hoped the return of bowls before other sports would lead to increased interest in the game across Wales..

“As we are one of the sports lucky enough to be allowed to reopen, we hope that this will attract some new people to the sport and try bowls,” she added.

“There are no Welsh competitions planned and we just want to help and support clubs to get up and running again while continuing to follow the Welsh government guidelines.”

Meanwhile Maldwyn Harriers Athletics Club confirmed no resumption of training had yet been agreed.

Spokesman Sharon Jones said: "The club has no plans to reopen the track at present.

"The current guidelines are that you can only meet up with one other household outside so we have no plans to reintroduce any training at this stage.

"The club is taking time to digest the latest guidelines issued by Welsh Athletics today."