Our club opened its gates in 1985 and is set in a beautiful, peaceful area, with the backdrop of the local church (St Michael’s) in the old village of Kingsteignton. We pride ourselves on being a friendly club, happy to welcome all new members of any age and ability. Wheelchair access is also available and wheelchair users are more than welcome.
We have an excellent outdoor synthetic surface, consisting of four rinks, allowing bowls to be played all year round. Beginners are welcome to come and have a go, using equipment provided by the club before having to buy bowls and shoes for themselves. For use on the bowls green, smooth soled shoes with no heel are required. Traditionally, white tops and grey trousers/skirts are worn on the green but since late 2019, for practice games only (roll ups), casual attire is allowed (relaxed dress code), which is optional at our club through 2022. N.B: – For those of you that have ventured to view our Application Form, which is a link from the Membership heading, you’ll notice in the notes that it stipulates that white tops & grey bottoms are the order of the day for roll ups. This has presently been superseded by the optional wearing of casual clothes as stated above.
Any tuition given by some of our more experienced bowlers is free of charge to new members. Bowlers new to the game will get all the help and encouragement they need.
There is a thriving programme of bowling to suit all abilities. Informal ‘roll-ups’ (practice) take place most weekday afternoons throughout the year commencing at 1-15 PM (subject to rink space during the Summer) and there are some monthly social evenings in the Winter months. Wednesday mornings, from 9-15 AM, is traditionally the Men’s Over 55’s practice but the ladies are now permitted to join this ‘roll up’ and the session has become quite social. The club would normally run a team in the men’s Mid Devon League (MDL) but for this year (2022), due mainly to the high standard the MDL can bring, on a majority vote, our members have elected not to participate in the MDL. A new league has now been formed, namely The South Devon Mixed Bowls league. A few clubs having dropped out of the MDL, similar to us, have signed up for this new league. A fixture list of this new league can be viewed under ‘Fixtures’ heading/tab. (It transpired that our club dropped out of this league during mid season owing to lack of numbers for away matches and parking also proved difficult at some away clubs). The Men’s Over 55’s league returned as normal for the 2022 season, with our ‘Y’ division finishing second, so well done to them and our ‘X’ division finishing mid-table. Our ladies completed their South Devon Ladies Bowls league (SDLBL) and finished second in Division 5 (well done, ladies). We have played Mixed Friendly matches and internal competitions during the 2022 season. NB: Our bowlers that have featured during this year and previous years playing ‘In House’ competitions can be viewed in the Picture Gallery on this website. Although the In House competitions are a little more serious, The Mixed Friendly matches prove to be great competitive fun against neighbouring clubs.
The club house is equipped with a kitchen and a social area which hosts the regular fun packed social evenings. The changing rooms have lockers to store bowlers’ equipment and the toilet facilities include a separate disabled toilet.
To conclude, our club offers a very attractive package for all. Why not come along and give bowls a try?