Welcome to Bridgnorth Bowling Club
This is a shared statement with Bowls England and Disability Bows England and further information will be distributed once the full guidance has been issued by the Dept. of Sport
BRITISH CROWN GREENBOWLING ASSOCIATION LOOKS FORWARD TO THE START OF THE 2021 OUTDOOR SEASON
Today’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions enables BCGBA, counties and affiliated clubs to prepare with confidence for the 2021 outdoor season. The Prime Minister’s announcement confirmed that outdoor affiliated bowls clubs will be able to open from 29th March.
Our overriding objective is for as many bowlers as possible to enjoy our sport in a safe manner this summer. Bowls is a naturally socially-distanced, non-contact activity and plays a key role in the mental and physical health of many across the country. The positive prospects for the new season provides a great boost to bowlers and the sport in general.
Whilst the overwhelming majority of existing bowlers are eager to start playing and are likely to have received their first vaccine, we understand there is a degree of nervousness about returning to the sport. We will be working alongside our development partner, the Bowls Development Alliance, to support affiliated clubs across the country to create Covid-safe environments, building on the fantastic efforts of many club leaders last year. This work will include:
· ‘Return to Play’ guidance for affiliated clubs
· Resources and best practice to support the safe running of clubs
· Online booking
· Promotional material and funding advice
We also aim to facilitate as much domestic competition as possible. We have developed a series of Covid-contingency scenarios and, with the information now available, will look to reshape our national competition schedule.
The National Open Weekend 28th May 2021 planning will continue and we believe there’s a good opportunity to encourage people, who are looking for a new fun, family outdoor activity, into our sport. We will be working with affiliated clubs who sign up to empower them to deliver Open Weekend events that are Covid-safe and give new players a fantastic first experience.
We have been in discussions with our partner organisations to ensure a safe return to play, with the Prime Ministers road map we look forward to clubs being able to open safety within government guidelines
We will be working in partnership with all stakeholders, notably affiliated clubs, to navigate through any challenges and, whilst mindful to retain a level of caution, are very excited about the outdoor bowls season beginning soon.
We understand today’s developments will provoke a range of questions and we would ask people to bear with us as we work through the various implications. As soon as we can, we will be issuing more detailed guidance on the BCGBA website.
Feb 21 - AGM 2021
We did say in an earlier note that we had a contingency plan to use Zoom for the AGM but our experience with the Committee suggests that might be a bit ambitious.
We have therefore decided to wait until we can have a physical meeting. The possibility of the Club being able to hold such a meeting in the near future is looking less and less likely so the Committee has decided to put all the documentation for an AGM in the Members section on the website. This includes not only the documentation from last AGM to endorse but also the reports from the Captain, Secretary and Treasurer for year to October 2020.
Please see Latest News & Members Area for more details
Don't forget you will need a password to access the Members page of the website. If you do not have one or you have forgotten your details you can apply through the website
Bridgnorth Bowling Club (B.B.C) was founded in 1596 and is one of the oldest clubs in the UK. It was originally located at the Hundred House on the Ludlow Road but moved to its present location in 1906 when the land was leased from Apley Estates.
The current clubhouse was built in 1997 following a Lottery grant and we believe it to be one of the best in Shropshire. .
The club runs a number of teams in the local leagues of Mid Shropshire and Highley
Additionally the club has a strong social side and holds regular weekend events. One of our longstanding traditions is the Thursday night tea that has been running for decades. It is followed by an evening of social bowling where new and old members bowl in an informal competition.