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Our Promise

"We cater for all standards of lawn green bowlers who wish to join our Club including those wanting to learn the game. We offer a warm welcome to all those invited to use the excellent facilities available to enjoy your competitive and social Lawn Green Bowling at a friendly and well establish club."

Weather Verwood

About Our Club

Verwood Bowling Club is a friendly Club open to members of all standards. The Club is progressive and is always looking to make improvements for the benefit of the members. If you are new to the game or want to start playing again, then we have experienced players on hand to offer support and tuition. If you are an experienced player looking for a new club we offer opportunities for competitive play in a number of leagues or Club tournements. Please go to the Contact Us page if you would like to make an enquiry about membership or if you would like more information about our Club.

We are a private club and our landscaped ground with green and clubhouse, is on the edge of Ringwood Forest and Verwood's Recreational Ground giving us a secluded and a great environment for bowling. Being close to Verwood town centre there is easy access to good coffee shops, banks and other general outlets for your convenience.

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As well as Lawn Green Bowling, which is undertaken in the season between April - September, we organise a number of social events in order to enhance our enjoyment of the Club spirit away from the rivalry of league play and Club competitions. These run throughout the year making full use of our clubhouse during the season and the winter months. During the closed season we also have regular activities in our clubhouse including Whist Drives on Monday afternoons and Short Mat Bowls on Wednesday afternoon and Sunday morning for all playing and social members.

Our Club is very much self funding, and relies on various club events, social evenings and local fetes to top-up our annual membership subcriptions. We also actively pursue sponsorship from local businesses when the opportunity arises.

Our strong Club Managemnent Committee drives our activities and provides much of the manpower, along with other membership volunteers, in carrying out maintenance work on the green and clubhouse to keep our facilities in tip-top condition.

Our Social Committee arranges and organises the social events throughout the year as well as working closely with the Management Committee to help with Club activities associated with tournament play days, friendly matches and touring team matches.

Club Officers are elected or re-elected annually at the club AGM which is held at our clubhouse in October.

All members are encourage to get involved with the running of the club or if they wish to apply for election to Officer in order to help contribute in managing and driving the future of the club forward.

New members joining our club are encouraged to get involved in all of our organised activities throughout the season and the winter months: Roll-Ups, Friendly matches and Club Competitions throughout the summer months and throughout the winter months there are Social Events, Whist Drive afternoon and Short Mat Bowls in the Clubhouse.

The Club has 4 teams competing in the following leagues during 2019 season

 

Men's Teams

New Forest Bowling Association - We have one triples team competing in this league for 2019 in Division 4. The matches consists of four rinks, these are normally played on Thursday evenings.

Bowls Dorset - We have one fours team competing in this league for 2019 in Division 2 EAST. The matches consists of three rinks and are normally played on Monday evenings.

 

Ladies' Teams

New Forest Women's Bowling Association - We have one triples team competing in this league for 2019 in Division B. The matches consists of two rinks and are normally played on Tuesday afternoon.

Dorset Edna Paisley Triples League - We have one triples team competing in this league for 2019 in Division 2 East. The matches consists of two rinks and are normally played on Wednesday morning.

 

Forthcoming Home Fixtures
(MEN)
Date Time Versus
Thu 13 Jun 6:00pm Milford 'A'
Mon 1 Jul 6:00pm Broadstone Wx 'A'
Thu 4 Jul 6:00pm Ringwood 'B'
Thu 11 Jul 6:00pm Frodingbridge 'B'
Thu 25 Jul 6:00pm Lymington 'B'
Mon 5 Aug 6:00pm Poole Park 'B'
Mon 19 Aug 6:00pm Gillingham 'A'
Forthcoming Home Fixtures
(LADIES)
Date Time Versus
Tue 11 Jun 2:00pm New Milford
Wed 19 Jun 10:30am Poole Park
Tue 25 Jun 2:00pm Frodingbridge 1
Tue 9 Jul 2:00pm Waterside
Wed 17 Jul 10:30am Shaftesbury
Tue 30 Jul 2:00pm Braeside
Wed 31 Jul 10:30am Bradsome Park Red
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League Play - where we stand

All playing members are encouraged to make themselves available for the various teams that we have competing in leagues and competitions throughout the season in order to maximise the Club's ability to be successful.

However, it is acknowledged, particularly for new bowlers, that confidence, as well as ability, plays a big part in competetive bowling. To provide match practise opportunities for all members, we run Club only competitions and tournaments throughout the season as well as Club "casual play" at least one evening each week when possible and sometimes on a Sunday morning.

The Club also organises a number of friendly games with either local or travelling bowling clubs throughout the season. Our Team Captains will take these opportunities to encourage players who wish to step up to participate in competeitve league standard games alongside some of our more experienced players.

We currently have opportunities for additional playing members, particularly those with experience, in order to enhance our team selections options for league games. Please go to the Contact Us page if you would like to make an enquiry about membership or if you would like more information about our Club.

Open Days for 2019!

VBC Open Days on 27 April, 4 and 11 May

Stop Press - we now have 7 new members after our open days !!!!

Three good Open Days, with improving weather each time, attracting 16 visitors and achieving 7 New Members. So well done everyone - a good result.

A big Thank You to All Members who have supported this drive for recruitment. Not just those who helped on the Saturdays ... including the Green Team, gardeners and Clubhouse Team. It was a brilliant VBC Team Effort - you're all amazing !!!!

Vanessa
Match Secretary

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As President of Verwood Bowling Club for 2019, I would like to thank all of those who turned up on our annual Open Days over the last few weeks and hope you all enjoyed the opportunity to have a try at lawn bowling on our green.

Importantly, I hope we achieved our goal in making you all welcome, whether you were an experienced bowler looking for a new club, someone who is trying to get back to bowling or someone who had never bowled before. We wanted to introduce you to our Club, it's facilities and what we do, in the hope that you would be interested in joining us as a member sometime in the near future.

For those who did attend and also those who may have missed the opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact our club if you would like any more information or would like to have a further opportunity to try your hand in bowling on our green. Don't wait another year! - get in touch with us now while it's fresh in your mind, our contact details can be found in the Contact Us page on this website.

I would also like to thank publically - all of our members who helped to make the Open Days a success, for their organisation, their preparation, their time, their experience and their charm, your sociality shone through yet again - well done!

Robert Wood
President


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