On behalf of the Association of Jarrow Community Bowling Clubs we are glad you have decided to consider joining us in playing Lawn Bowling at Jarrow West Park. We have a range of lawn bowls that can be used free of charge until you decide to purchase your own.
Our members are friendly and supportive and will welcome you into the association giving helpful support and guidance whenever required. Our other facilities include a fully fitted kitchen, seating and changing areas and a newly installed accessible toilet. The building at the main entrance to the park has a full size snooker table, pool table, meeting room, kitchen and toilet facilities.
Our activities take place outdoor on the lawn bowling greens at Jarrow West Park and are reliant on weather conditions. Plenty of time is allotted to practise sessions and “roll-up” as well as organised games. We can cater for adults with children to come and practice after school and weekends, all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All that is required are a pair of flat soled shoes or trainers, as all other equipment can be supplied free of charge, some shoes are available to borrow.
Bowls is not an “old folks game”. Let Jarrow Bowling Clubs change your mind set, we will introduce you into a fantastic sport which can be just for fun or highly competitive depending on what you want from it.
Bowls is open to all! If you are 10 or 90 years old it makes no difference and we are glad to have you as part of the club.
The benefits include:-
Gentle way to get active.
Become more alert.
Reduce the risk of heart disease.
Increase muscle tone.
Improved skill development.
Increased confidence and self-esteem.
Enhanced mental wellbeing.
Social interaction and support.
The rules are simple.
For all the family.
Many formats to try.
This game is a great family activity, great for someone looking to build their social network, great for your mental health. We are a very sociable sport with a strong member community throughout South Tyneside and beyond.
Our bowling greens are open April to September from early morning until late evening. We have two six rink outdoor “flat green” bowling greens where our playing members enjoy our excellent bowling and social facilities. In the past years the club have played host to the English Bowling Federation, Bowls Durham and Open Bowling competitions.
The indoor/outdoor seating area and the comfortable lounge allow for clear spectator viewing of the bowling greens. Bowls equipment is available for use if you don’t have your own. We are a mixed club, catering for men and ladies of all ages as well as junior members. We provide a bowls programme to suit all abilities for men, ladies, mixed play and new bowlers. Organised beginners courses are run to encourage interest in developing basic bowling skills which will help participants to enjoy a new active and rewarding pastime. For the already experienced bowler, we offer a competitive bowls programme of leagues and more than 10 club competitions, as well as bowling in National competitions and friendly fixtures.
Bowls is a social and healthy activity which people of all ages can enjoy, either playing casually with friends or in pleasurable, friendly competition that combats social isolation and benefits physical and mental health.