JUNIOR COACHING: Newcomers are most welcome in the age band 8 to 18. We require newcomers to be accompanied by an adult so that we can explain membership of the junior coaching scheme more fully.

Coaching will be provided by qualified - CRB checked - Coaches.

ADULT coaching sessions.

Sessions will be for 2 hours and will cost £2 per session.

Although we are offering these coaching courses you are welcome to drop in on any Thursday evening through to Mid August to get more information about taking up bowls.


Please bring with you a pair of shoes with a flat sole and comfortable clothing. We have spare sets of woods for you to use.

The Club has a Bradshaw Bowling Buggy designed to enable wheelchair users to learn to play bowls, has disabled toilet facilities, and we welcome disabled persons who wish to learn Bowls.

If you want to know more details about either scheme please use the contact page and we will get back to you promptly.

Unsure how to play? Take a look at the Beginners page.




Just a short note to let you all know that the coaching sessions will start on


The first session  is designed to be a “refresher” session and all bowlers are welcome, but it will be particularly useful for those members that have joined in the last couple of years.

It will comprise of a number of exercises and mini games and should be both fun and informative.



We have been very successful in raising £1700 in grants to purchase equipment including bowls to encourage juniors to take up the sport. I am very pleased to inform you that we will be reintroducing

Junior coaching sessions on Saturday mornings. These junior coaching sessions will be run by Trevor and Chris Coleman, all of whom have been coaching juniors for many years and I thank them for kick starting our junior sessions. In addition we will also be running some sessions during the year for children with special educational needs, who attend specialist schools.


Trevor and Chris will also be introducing a “Generation Game” competition, which will see juniors paired with adults in a knock out competition, further details to be announced.




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