1. Skip to content

Bowls

Bowls England

Contact Name
Bowls England General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@bowlsengland.com
Contact Telephone
01926 334609

British Crown Green Bowling Association

Contact Name
Bowls England General Enquiries
Contact Email
enquiries@bowlsengland.com
Contact Telephone
01926 334609

English Indoor Bowling Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
enquiries@eiba.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01664 481900

Get Involved

50 + Bowls

Monday 25th September

FREE FRIDAYS

Friday 29th September

Games Morning Thurmaston

Monday 25th September

Indoor Bowls

Monday 25th September

Indoor Bowls

Thursday 28th September

What is Bowls?

Played outdoors on a flat square of grass, or indoors on an artificial surface, bowls involves throwing/rolling a ball to end up as close to a target as possible.

Bowls truly is the sport for all - all ages, all sexes and all abilities.

There are many different formats of the game recognised – flat green outdoor, flat green indoor, crown green and short mat – so there are plenty of opportunities for you to give it a go.

Bowls is also a relatively cheap game compared to other sports, whether you choose to join an indoor or outdoor club, or 'pay and play' at your local park.

Benefits

  • Lawn bowls provides open-air exercise
  • Comradeship
  • Improved mental and physical facilities

Costs

The cost of taking up lawn bowls varies from club to club, so it is always best to contact your local one direct to find out the exact prices. Some clubs ask only for a one off membership fee, but most ask for an annual fee, plus an additional playing fee. Some also offer sessions where you can pay and play.

Equipment

Playing equipment consists of:

  • A set of 4 matched bowls
  • The jack - a small white ball
  • A mat

Facts

  • The 1930 British Empire Games - the first of what would later become known as the Commonwealth Games - were also the first to feature lawn bowls as one of just seven sports on the programme.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

National Programmes

Just Bowl

Just Bowl is designed to take the sport of bowls out in to the community “for anyone, anytime, anywhere!” as part of the Bowls Development Alliance’s continued commitment to increase participati

Local Contacts

Alistair Hollis (Outdoor Bowls)

Development Officer

Telephone
07765 050 408

Stephen Rodwell (Indoor Bowls)

Administration Manager

Telephone
01664 481900

Steve Bacon

Leicestershire Development Coordinator

Bowls England

Telephone
07870 327568

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    QUEST
    East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Safeguarding

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Age UK L&R
  • Harborough District Council
    Safeguarding
  • QUEST
    Leicester City Council
  • Sport England
    East Midlands Platform
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Loughborough University
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council
  • Blaby District Council