Welcome to Southwater Bowls Club...


Our small friendly club was founded in 1990 and we currently have around 90 members.  Some of our members play outside in the summer on our lovely green, some of them carry on through the winter with short mat bowls in the Leisure Centre. 

We enjoy seeing new faces and visitors are always made welcome, whether your are coming to see what bowls is all about, a bowler who has just moved into the area, are supporting a visiting team or just want to sit and watch and enjoy the sunshine (hopefully).  Everyone is most welcome!


Outdoor Bowls Section                                     

The green is available daily to full members for free practice (subject to maintenance and matches). 

We have coaching available by one of our qualified coaches who are always happy to help.  Once a member, you have the opportunity to take part in any of our internal competitions, some of which run through the season and others are run on a single day, which also gives a good opportunity to catch up with fellow members.  We play friendly matches against other local teams all summer and are in 2 local mixed leagues and a ladies' league.

We also field teams in many competitions and are proud to have members who represent the County.  Organised roll ups are held every Monday at 2:00 and Friday at 6:15 - just pop along and join in!


Short Mat Section

Our Short Mat section plays in the Leisure Centre and can be found in there every Tuesday throughout the year from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm, with of course that compulsory break for tea and a chat.  During the winter they also play on a Saturday morning from 9.00 am to 11.00 am. Once you are a member you can just turn up to any of these sessions and be put into a team, a social way of spending a few hours whilst also gently exercising.  The Short Mat section has a team in a local league, plays friendly matches against other local clubs and also has County players amongst its members.



Social Activities                                    

Regular monthly social events are held, usually in our Clubhouse and have included quizzes, a pub games evening, a beetle drive, a whist drive, fish and chip supper, barbecue, car treasure hunt and an away evening to the greyhound racing at Hove.






New Players Are Always Welcome – Come And Give Bowls A Try

If you would like to try Short Mat bowls then come along to any of the sessions as details above.
If you would like to try Outdoor Bowls, come along any Saturday morning between 10:00 and 12:00 or any Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm from the start of May to the end of August.  Members will be on hand and all we ask is for you to wear flat soled shoes, other equipment will be provided.
If you have any questions please get in touch via e-mail or telephone Tony on 01403 731177


How to Find Us

Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 9XZ

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