Earlswood Indoor Bowls Club
Earlswood Indoor Bowling Club was founded by its owner Mr S Gorvett. The owner together with a management committee conducted the affairs of the club until 1998, after which time the members themselves took on the responsibility of running the club. A new management committee was elected and since that time much refurbishment of the stadium has taken place. At this moment in time there is a membership of approximately 300, our season runs from September to April and club colours are blue T-shirts and dark blue discs. The stadium exudes a friendly and competetive atmosphere during all games and although most members are affiliated to National Associations, a number of our members come along simply to enjoy a friendly game of bowls. They cater for the needs of young, old, men, women, experienced or novice bowlers. With a programme of league, friendly, mixed, club and national knock out competitions, there is little time to become bored during the long winter months. Earlswood IBC is now also open during the summer months, to provide indoor bowling for those who because of age or medical reasons are unable to play outdoors. There is also a thriving coaching system where times of the week are set aside to introduce the game to all ages. Saturday mornings is the time when children as young as 8 can be introduced to the game. All the equipment to hand so no cost is incurred to those wishing to learn. Be assured, summer or winter, a warm welcome awaits new members and visitors whatever their standard, and any qualified coaches will be happy to help you get started. Private bookings from school, youth and other organisations are very welcome, and those interested in using the facilities are encouraged to contact the club. In recent years, Earlswood has been host to National games and trials, and in April 2003, it had the honour of hosting the WIBA Championships. This year, Earlswood is proud to join the growing number of bowling clubs and Associations who, in looking to the future, are using the technology afforded them today to help promote and foster our sport.