We are grateful to Sport England for a grant of £7,500 amounting to 75% of the cost of two electrical short mat winding machines.

The Tickenham Short Bowling Club has been active in the Village Hall for over 25 years, and is a major contributor to the running cost of the hall. We normally play three times a week, Tuesday and Friday mornings 10.00 am to 12 noon and Thursday afternoon 2.00 – 4.00 pm. However, we have had to temporarily stop playing due to the coronavirus, but hope to resume playing in October. This is dependent on the Government ruling at the time.

As we play during the day the membership is predominately of retired men and woman. The club is aimed at socially involving people by using the game of bowls as a social interaction, exercise and completive sport of getting people together.

We do not play in competitions, as most of the league bowls clubs play in the evenings. It is a small club restricted to about 30 members due to the size of the hall to accommodate equipment and number of payers.

The grant from Sport England has allowed us to purchase two electrical winding machines to replace our manual ones. This has overcome a difficulty with the physical effort needed wind up the mats with the old winding machines, which was well beyond the capability of many of our members, we are grateful to Sport England for the grant.

If you are interested in getting any further information or joining the Tickenham Short Bowling Club please contact either:

Pat Brown (Secretary) Phone 01275 542227

Margaret Stuckey (Chairperson) Phone 01275 343760

(Treasurer) Derek Moore (Treasurer) Phone 01275854855