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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

Get Involved

Games Morning Thurmaston

Monday 25th June

Brightways Boccia Club

Wednesday 27th June

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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

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

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

Partners

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