The Home of Etwall Bowls Club is situated on King George Playing Field Etwall Derbyshire.
Vehicular access to the green is via Portland Street, which is at the back of the Spread Eagle Public House. The street is narrow, and the car park is straight up at the top of the street, there is a slight incline at the entrance to the car park.
The club runs eleven teams playing in the Burton Ladies, Derby Ladies, Ladies Friday Leagues, two mens teams in South Derbyshire, one in Burton Parks, two mens teams in Burton Veterans league, and three teams in the Belper Saturday league. Club Competitions are held on Sundays later in the season. The green usually opens at Easter and during the season matches are played in the afternoon on Thursday and Saturday, and alternate Fridays; also in the evenings Monday to Saturday. With approximately 130 league matches being played, to the end of the season in September.
Membership is open to players of all ages; full member or junior member and social member, with reduced membership fees for junior and social bowlers. Coaching and help for beginners is available; our club members are from Etwall and surrounding areas.
Club Officers for the season 2011
Chair - Peter Hill
Treasurer – Tracey Mosley
Club Secretary – John Mosson
Ladies Secretary Pat Mason Tel:01283 732560
Mens Secretary Ken Harrison Tel: 01283 733620
Tina Beal, Stan Edwards, Janet Flint, Alan Key & Christine Williamson.
Etwall Bowls Club was founded in 1965, the first meeting was held at the Parish Room on 22nd April 1965. Members of the community should appreciate the facility these founding lady and men bowlers achieved with their time and effort in seeking the creation of this sporting facility in our village.
A picture from the Derby Telegraph of 30th July 1965 shows members of the mens section playing their first game at Newton Solney. If you can fill in a name please let us know.
Back Row: ? ? F. Bond A. Winterbottom; F.J. Russ.
Front Row: A. Quigley ; F. Oakton; J. Braizier; ? and J. Greensmith
Playing the game
If you are interested in playing bowls – in a league team or socially for pleasure – please contact a club committee member or a club secretary.