In our first league match of the season our Stockport Vets team beat South Reddish Park 70 – 58.
Our bowling greens will be opening on Friday 2nd April and our ground maintenance team have done a wonderful job mowing both greens today in readiness tor the big day.
Bowling is a great way of getting some outdoor exercise. The Bowling Green is open from 2 April and this season the club is offering Free membership for any NEW social member (usual price £12). We can even hire you a set of bowls, subject to a small deposit to get you going. For more information contact our club Secretary (Bryan Buckland) on 07547 593796
Click here to download an application form, complete and email it back to us.
Regrettably we are withdrawing from both the Tameside Vets and Tameside Ladies leagues due to shortage of players. The door is open to us to return to the leagues next season if we can increase the number of players.
The ladies team is still intending to practice on Wednesday evenings and play friendlies against other clubs in the area.
We are hoping to open the green from the beginning of April. We applied fertiliser last Wednesday and will be scarifying the green at the end of March, subject to weather conditions, after which we should be good to go.
We have been informed that Maureen Beattie sadly passed away earlier this week after suffering with cancer. Our condolences go out to her family and friends.
Maureen was a long standing member of the club and played in the Tameside Ladies and High Peak Mixed Pairs leagues.
The family has informed us her funeral will be a private affair. Donations can be made to cancer research.
Click here for the latest statement from the British Crown Green Bowling Association about bowling in the new season.
Tameside council are reviewing a number of their leisure services, including the Etherow indoor bowling centre in Broadbottom which many of our bowlers use in the winter.
If you want to take part in their survey click on the link below.
As we enter a New Year, it’s time to look ahead positively to the 2021 outdoor bowls season.
Last year proved there is a great appetite for people to enjoy our sport in a Covid-friendly manner. Those clubs who did open their doors provided a hub within their community for their members and experienced good levels of participation.
We know that the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions have had a huge impact on people’s ability to play bowls. We know you have received a few surveys from us recently but this very short one will enable us to recognise how you are feeling and what support is needed to return, whilst building a national understanding of how different groups would prefer to be supported.
Jon Cockcroft, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “When reflecting on 2020, it’s almost impossible to look beyond Covid-19 and its impact on our sport. Many outdoor bowls clubs remained closed, thousands of bowlers did not pick up a bowl in anger, the competitive season as we know it did not happen and the sport was affected financially at all levels of our game.
“We want to do everything possible to ensure that clubs can reopen safely in 2021 and that the bowling community can get back to bowls with confidence. Your feedback will be valuable to support the work are undertaking, in conjunction with the Bowls Development Alliance and the British Crown Green Bowling Association, to help make this happen.”
Mark Bircumshaw, British Crown Green Bowling Association Chief Executive said: “2020 has been the most challenging year and Bowls has been badly affected as all outdoor sports have. As we move into 2021 understanding how we reopen safely will be critical in getting our members back to the game we all love. Completing this survey will help us in conjunction with Bowls England and the Bowls Development Alliance to enable a safe return for all clubs across the Bowling community.”
The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and thank you in advance for your valuable contribution us to ensure that we can help to get you back on the green. Deadline for completed surveys is Sunday 28th February.