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COVID-19: Return to Bowls 

The health and wellbeing of our members is of utmost importance and the management committee has been discussing how to open our green safely. We are basing all decisions on information and guidance provided by the Government and Bowls England. 

We are pleased to announce that the Green will open for full members who have paid their membership fee for the 2020 season from Monday 1st June 2020. 

Please note: The Clubhouse remains closed until further notice and there will be no access to toilets or changing rooms. This decision is for reasons of public health and the safety of our member volunteers who kindly clean the Clubhouse. 

All roll-ups MUST be booked on-line.

Please see our Members pages for further information on how we intend to open the green and allow you to have a roll-up. 

River Bowling Club Management Committee, 25 May 2020

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  • All ages and abilities welcome
  • Free taster sessions plus coaching
  • Bowls available for loan
  • Reduced membership fee for new players

The object of the Club is to provide facilities for, and promote participation of, the whole community in the sport of bowls.

River Bowling Club was founded in 1923 and is affiliated to Bowls England & Kent County Bowling Association (KCBA).

We are a small mixed club playing both competitive and friendly games, with membership ranging from teenagers to great-grandparents. Our Green is located in the recreation ground at the heart of the village and we enjoy excellent facilities in our Clubhouse, which was rebuilt in 1996 following a fire. The Club is run by a voluntary management committee and we have recently taken over responsibility for the Clubhouse and the Green from the Parish Council.

The outdoor season starts in April and runs through to September each year. During the winter months the Club has a “short mat”, which allows play to continue in the Clubhouse. We also have an active social membership that holds regular events during the year.

New Members Welcome

The game of Bowls can be played by all ages, abilities and gender, making it the perfect sport for all members of your family.

We welcome bowlers of all levels and offer free coaching to new players. We also offer Associate (social) Membership to the non-playing partners or friends of members.

Please see our Join Us pages for more information.

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Please see our Contact page for details on how to find us.

Contact Us

Please also see our Club Officers page for additional contact information. 

Members News & Events

Please see our Members Pages for the latest news and events from our Club.