School children from across the Isle of Man took to the green baize last week at the Microgaming Community Games.
Held at the National Sports Centre in Douglas, the third staging of the event saw around 350 students aged between 11-16 who are not actively engaged in sport participate in a number of sports including snooker.
The event was supported by the Isle of Man Billiards and Snooker Association (IOMBSA), who installed three Little Star tables donated by the WPBSA and World Snooker Federation to promote development at grassroots.
Ken Kinrade, Chairman of IOMBSA said: “It is vitally important for snooker to be represented at events like this to demonstrate that snooker is a mainstream sport that is well managed and with progressive sports development.
“Our thanks go to the WPBSA for providing such high-quality tables. Everyone who attended the event was very impressed with them and all said how professional our set-up looked. There was also considerable interest in having us bring the tables into schools to operate in lunchtime or afterschool clubs and I really do hope that they will continue to generate public interest in our sport.”
Learn more about the IOMBSA here.