About our club!
Swanmore Bowling Club was founded on 22 July 1931 as a result of the Cooper-Dean family’s gift of land to Bournemouth. The Club is set in a garden environment and for many years was renowned for its unique collection of rose bushes that provided a riot of colour through the summer.
Whilst the rose gardens are no longer, the gardens remain a feature of the locality. Bournemouth Parks Department continues to seek awards for the effort it makes.
The members lease the club facilities from the Council and a committee elected annually then runs it.
Swanmore is affiliated to
Bowls England and we have league teams playing under their codes. We have 3 Ladies and 2 Men’s Teams playing in the Bournemouth & District Bowling Association Leagues and 5 Triples Teams playing in the Bournemouth Evening Triples Leagues.
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Our flat green can accommodate up to seven rinks. The apron area, in front of the pavilion, is equipped with tables and chairs and makes a first class viewing area along with plenty of benches around the green.
On street parking is available in Swanmore Road and Meon Road.
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We are renowned for our hospitality towards our visitors (particularly when we win!) and have a clubhouse with changing rooms and a cafe that includes a members’ licensed bar.
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The Club aims to serve the bowling needs of the local community. Currently there is no waiting list for either the Men’s or Ladies’ sections. We are particularly keen to create a more balanced age profile of our membership.
Currently the membership is around 120 comprising 50 ladies and 70 men. New members are always welcome.
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We are very fortunate in having members who are qualified as coaches and umpires. Through coaching we are keen to attract folk new to bowling as well as refreshing returnees to the game. Coaching is available on Sunday mornings throughout the season.
Coaching is available at other times by appointment only.