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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

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Games Morning Thurmaston

Monday 18th February

2022 Commonwealth Games

Wed, 27 Jul 2022 - Sun, 07 Aug 2022

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

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Local Contacts

Alistair Hollis

Operational Services Manager

Stephen Rodwell (Indoor Bowls)

Development Manager

Steve Bacon

Leicestershire Development Coordinator

Bowls England

Telephone
07870 327568

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
    Sport England
    H&B LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    O&W LSA
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • H&B LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • County Sport Network
    Sport England
  • Leicestershire County Council
    O&W LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland