|Plymouth (Sir Francis Drake) Bowling Club|
|Welcome to the Plymouth
(Sir Francis Drake) Bowling Club web site.
The club has one green which usually uses 6 rinks but can accommodate up to 8 rinks for friendly matches; the game played is flat green bowls.
We are situated in Plymouth, in the county of Devon on the border of Cornwall, in a residential area of the city called Mannamead - not on the Hoe which the club left in 1922. As most bowlers know Plymouth is supposedly the home of bowls.
|We are affiliated to Bowls
England, Bowls Devon & the Plymouth & District Bowling
The club was first founded in 1907 on the Hoe but moved to our present location in 1922; it was a male club until 2001 when a Ladies section was formed.
Following the unification of the men's and ladies games, we are proud to say that in 2010, club member Brian Edwards became the first President of the unified Bowls Devon.
|Due to the fact that this
is a private club and the grounds are owned by members we have trustees
who oversee the running of the club.
The club plays mostly friendly games but we do play in competition matches so that all avenues of bowling can be enjoyed by our members.
Several of our members have made it to Worthing in the National competitions and we have as a member an International player.
OPEN DAY 2014
Sunday 27 April 10 am to 3 pm
Free taster session for all ages.
Follow-up coaching sessions provided.
Ring David Cutler on 01752 516624 for further information.
|We celebrated our Centenary
Year in 2007, with several prestigious being matches played.
For our Centenary Year we produced various "Limited Edition" Centenary items, including:
Cuff links (in green leatherette presentation box) - £6.50
|Prices include postage and
packing, and are available through mail order. Please state your
requirements, and include a cheque made out to
'Plymouth (SFD) B.C.'.
2 Castle Court,
Saltash, PL12 4SE
|The colours of the club are green with stripes of black and silver in the tie. The club badge is oval with a green cross and four castles therein, and our members also wear a green blazer. The club has decided to wear club coloured shirts for all games.|
|As stated the club is privately owned and we have large changing rooms, two roomed lounge with bar, run by members, and a recently renewed kitchen. Most catering is sandwiches or hot pasties, there is no call for cooking of food on premises.|
|We have a membership of 69
Men and 20 Ladies but are always welcoming new members. We have a club
night once a month, as this time is a good occasion to introduce and
invite prospective new members -application is via the secretary
who will supply application forms.
Membership fees this year are £120 for playing or £8 as non-playing members. New playing members will pay only £80 for their first year.
|We hold several social
occasions during the season and during the closed winter period to
bring members together and at the same time to make some profit to
assist in the running of the club. During the winter months we hold
friendly matches with nearby indoor clubs again so that members may
|Visitors and spectators are
warmly welcomed and we have an excellent viewing area where spectators
can observe the games in comfort out of the cold and wet.
We do have some members who have attended coaching courses and if a member has not played before they are encouraged to have a few lessons before playing in games, it is surprising how much damage can be caused unintentionally by an untutored player.
During the season we hold friendly matches with touring teams from all over the country and are always looking for more. If you would like to arrange a fixture with us, please see our contacts page.
· Bowls England
· Plymouth & District Bowls League
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