With well over a century of continuous bowling activity, Formby Village Bowling Club still adheres to the founding principle established by the Reverend John Brooke Richardson, that the club “should be open to all in Formby irrespective of religion or class”. Perhaps the only noticeable change, given our dependence on the motor car, is our willingness to welcome members from much further afield.
We are committed to providing a safe environment in which players of all ages can enjoy a range of social and competitive activities.
Social bowls, where you play simply for the fun of it, takes place most weekday afternoons from April through to October. The ladies have the Green on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the men, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There are fun competitions on some Saturdays and organised visits to other clubs.
For those who are more competitively minded there are ten teams playing in six different local leagues. Standards vary so there will probably be a league team that satisfies your ambitions. There are also club competitions open to ladies, men and some mixed events.
We are always ready to welcome new members of any standard, from beginners to the highly experienced. Beginners will find willing helpers to guide them through the rules and techniques and we now have our own British Crown Bowling Association qualified coach.
The day to day running of the club is in the capable hands of two largely independent committees – the Ladies and Men’s. They do work closely together to ensure the Green and club house are maintained to a very high standard. Our Green is the envy of many visitors.
We observe the protocols and procedures defined by the British Crown Green Bowling Association and members can be assured that all legal, welfare and safeguarding requirements are fully complied with.