Finals Day seals another extraordinary year for Addlestone Bowls.
Watch Addlestone Bowls' buzzin' Finals Day highlights here. Prizes presented by Sheron Mitchell, Secretary of the S.C.W.B.A. (the ladies division of Bowls Surrey).
The Fastest growing bowls club in England - from 5 members to 128 in 18 months.
What this video! See Inside Addlestone Bowls successful "Party in the Park" to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Over 800 people attended, 600 cream teas were given away, and 500 glasses of free Prosecco were drunk to toast the Queen. And new members join up! After the event, Gill Platt, 73, opens up on her amazing back story, her ambitions for the Commonweath Games at Leamington Spa and how it will aid the development of disabled bowls. No Copyright infringement intended. Song: "Something got me Started" (C) Simply Red (1991).
Under 16? Join our popular Junior Section.
The Club has now established a Junior Section for bowlers aged 8-15. It has started meeting together from 10am-12pm on Saturday mornings. If you are Under 16 please come and join us. No experienced is required, no dress code required. All equipment will be provided including junior bowls, it's FREE for you to try us out.
New junior members can join in social events and enter our Junior Championships which are split into aged 7-11 and 12-15 groups. The leading two bowlers from each group get to play on Finals Day in September. The winners will have their name etched on the Clubhouse wall.
So far we have 18 Juniors - let's make it 50!
Victory Park wins Bowls England’s “Story of The Year” 2022.
In 2020 he walked over 1,000 miles around the Park in Lockdown, aged 86. In 2021 he painted the new boards around the green, twice, and much more. In 2022 he has now won a prestigious national award out of 2,000 Bowls England affiliated clubs and from 150 nominations.
The result was announced at the Bowls England Awards Ceremony in Leicester on 19th
For "B.B.C. Radio Surrey" interview Click Here
For "That's TV" interview Click Here
For video of Barrie picking up award and dancing the night away Click Here
For Barrie and Albert discussing what the award means for the Club, on BBC Radio Click Here
We welcome Adults With Learning Difficulties on Mondays at 11am.
Our Club has a thriving Adults with Learning Difficulties section, in association with County Care, Addlestone. Please come along.
Would your community group or business like their own bowls "away day" event?
For £20 a head (minimum 16) we can host a bowls afternoon for you, including an introductory session with some basic coaching, a competition among your group to establish its Champion bowler, and an afternoon cream tea (supplied by the Ginger Bread Man Bakery) with a raffle and prize-giving. Pretty much everyone can try their hand at bowls. It is a naturally inclusive sport. We offer special rates for local community groups. Businesses can also host brain-storming or executive team building sessions in our Listed Clubhouse, with tea / coffee provided along with whiteboards, flipcharts etc.
Club votes 15-2 for values of "Accessibility", "Inclusivity" and "Financial Self-Sufficiency"
As a Club our members voted 15 votes to 2 in August 2021 for some basic values that will guide us in all our actions.
* We believe, as a Council owned and maintained Club, that we should be accessible to all the community, what used to be called "Sport for All". * We also believe that every member and spectators should be made to feel included, or "at home" within the Club, our definition of "Inclusivity".* Lastly, we believe we should not be a burden on the Council and local tax-payers, rather an asset for the local community. "Financial Self-Sufficiency" is the surest way to ensure the future survival of our Club, at a time when bowls clubs are closing at an alarming rate up and down the country".
Disabled Bowls in Victory Park
The Club is committed to providing better facilities for disabled bowlers. We have entered into a partnership with Surrey's Coalition for Disabled People who are advising us on making our facilities more accessible. We also received advice and support from Disability Bowls England. We are applying to the Community Foundation for Surrey and "Your Fund Surrey" (Surrey County Council) for funding to improve facilities, including two Bowls Royce Wheelchairs, Disabled Access to the Clubhouse and a "Changing Places Toilet" within new changing room facilities. Currently there is a Disabled Toilet accessed with a Radar Key within 50 yards of the main entrance to the Club, under the Children's Nursery.
Two bowling wheelchairs will be available at our Open Day and Party in the Park, kindly donated by Egham Indoor Bowls Club. We are working with Surrey's Coalition for Disabled People to provide weekly bowling for local disabled bowlers, and this is likely to start in 2023, should our funding bids be successful. If you have any questions or suggestions about disabled bowling in Victory Park, please contact Albert Tapper on 07427 664 600.
Pictured below - Disabled member Eva bowling from a wheelchair.
Why join Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club?
About Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club, KT15 2AZ
Established in 1931, Addlestone Victory Park Bowls Club has produced many Surrey champions. But primarily we exist to provide social entertainment for the local community and healthy outdoor recreation and exercise. We are in historic Victory Park, Addlestone, the largest dedicated war memorial in the U.K.
We welcome new players, including beginners.
2023 Season Dates: To Be Confirmed but will appear here.
Bowls England Affiliation Number: 30301.