Desford Bowls Club – a winning club!
The club was formed just over 20 years ago and although young in bowling terms it is well established in local bowling circles.
Desford Bowls is a friendly mixed club with varying standards of ability.
Throughout the season any member can put their name down to be included in the weekend friendly matches against other bowling clubs. This is always a lovely afternoon, meeting and playing against other teams and afternoon tea is provided at half time.
For the more experienced and competitive players, we have a Triples team in both the Hinckley and the Coalville leagues. Last year we were winners and runners up of each league, so we will start this season promoted into the higher leagues.
Rhys Milton, a regular member at the club took part in the Special Olympics at Sheffield in August last year and won the gold in The Pairs with Richard Eversfield and the Silver in the Triples. Well done Rhys!
The Open day was on Saturday 28th April @ 1430. If you are new to Bowls and could be interested in bowling please come along to see our excellent facilities & stay a while to enjoy a game of bowls on the green, just bring a pair of flat soled shoes. We have different size woods available to try for anybody wanting to have a go, and there will be advice and guidance available from our existing members if needed.
Membership for the first year is only £16
Club “roll up” started on Tuesday 24th April @ 15.00, and every following Tuesday, everyone is welcomed to come along and have a friendly game of bowls against your fellow members. This is a chance to get in some practice against our more experienced bowlers who will be only too happy to give any advice & guidance. A welcome cup of tea always goes down well at half time.
‘Chummy’ afternoons started on Tuesday 24th April @ 15.00 & runs on alternative Tuesdays until the 3rd July i.e. 24/4 – 8/5 – 22/5 – 5/6 – 19/6 – 3/7.
Players of all abilities are welcome to join in and enjoy the afternoon playing a competitive game against the other bowlers in an organised game of bowls, there will be a prize for the best player on the day.
The Label Apeel Competiton
The “Label appeal” internal competition will be on Saturday 12th May; this year there will be a £50 prize fund for the winners.
Presidents’ Day will be on Sunday 9th September, so come along for a bit of competition & a bite to eat.
Weekend trip to Sheringham
This year, our weekend trip to Sheringham will be on the 9th June. We are looking forward to a competitive game of bowls at the seaside & maybe fish & chips on the prom later.
Don’t forget the green is open for members every day for you to arrange to play any friendly or competitive games throughout the season
At the beginning of the season we have 6 Tuesday afternoons of ‘Chummies’ which are very popular, when these have finished we revert to informal roll-up sessions from 3pm.
Bowls are available for loan.
The first year is free for new members, only a Sport in Desford membership fee of £16 is required.