Wadebridge Bowls Club is one of the premier bowls clubs in Wadebridge, with unrivalled views of the Council carpark and machinery storage depot.
Club Officers 2018:
President: David Atfield 01208 816550
Vice-Pres: Barbara Bell 07831 723701
Secretary: Trevor Little 07818 522447
Treasurer: Richard Jones 01208 813745
Match Sec: Paul Freeman 01208 812712
Press Officer: Kevin Smith 01208 813512
Wadebridge Opening Day
Wadebridge Bowling Club opened for the new season on Saturday 21st April in fantastic sunny weather. Mac Mackenzie and his green team had worked wonders to prepare a green that played very well, after all the rain during the beginning of the year.
Around 45 bowlers played a ten end stick competition (only ten ends, to protect the green from too much wear). The winning team with a score of +14 was skipped by John Godwin.
Wadebridge Mayor, Councillor Adrian Jones, expertly delivered the first wood, despite having never previously played, maintaining the high standard set by mayors in recent years. Councillor Jones said he was impressed by the club house and facilities and the wide age range of the players, from teenage to over-eighties.
Wadebridge Taster Day
Wadebridge Bowling Club opened its doors to potential new members at the end of April, with a “Taster Day”, a way for people to get a feel for bowls and the club without commitment.
Twenty-three men, women and children turned up on another beautifully sunny day to have a go. The club’s qualified coaches were there to show them how to get started, working individually or in pairs. Other club members were on hand to assist the coaches, provide tea, coffee and biscuits, and chat about the club. Some took the opportunity for a roll-up on spare rinks, but were politely moved off if a coach needed the rink for a new person.
The day ran from 10am to 4pm, with a fairly steady flow of people throughout.
Eleven signed up for club membership on the day, with a few more wanting to come back for a club night or a further coaching session before making a decision.
“A successful day,” said club President, David Atfield. “I’d like to thank all the members who came and helped.”