Free Membership Offer for New Social Members

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.

Tameside Vets and Ladies Leagues

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.

Maureen Beattie

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.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS – BACK to BOWLS

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2021ReturntoPlay

Condolences to Dave Ellis

The club sends its condolences to the family of Dave Ellis whose father in law, Arnold, passed away on 28th November 2020. Arnold was a social member who used to play bowls with Dave most Saturday mornings. Dave and Arnold were also reqular attendees to our annual presentation social evening.