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Welcome to the web site for St Chads Bowling Club at Chadwell Heath.
Bowling is for the ”retired oldies” only, right? WRONG! Bowling can be enjoyed by anyone of any age, any gender, able bodied or not so.
Bowling is just rolling a ball so it must be easy, right? RIGHT AND WRONG! You have to gain some knowledge of how the bowl rolls, positioning, rules of the game etc but it’s up to you how easy or hard it gets. If you have ambitions to be a top bowler then this requires a lot of skill and practice (i.e. hard) but most people are happy just to enjoy learning the game and playing for pleasure (i.e easy!).
St.Chads welcomes new bowlers regardless of age or experience. During the summer season we play outdoors on grass and during the winter months we play short mat bowls in our club house. Come in and try it!
Are there health benefits to playing bowls? Absolutely! Bowling is an anaerobic type of physical exercise similar to walking with free weights. Bowling helps in burning calories and works muscle groups not usually exercised. The flexing and stretching in bowling works tendons joints, ligaments and muscles in the arms and promotes weight loss. While most sports are not for elderly people, it is possible to practice bowling very well at advanced ages (our oldest playing member is into his 90’s and still going strong). Apart from the physical benefits, it also has psychosocial benefits, strengthening friendships or creating new ones. During the summer months, as well as our local area intra- and inter-club matches, we have regular coach outings to other clubs further afield. So you can have fun, make new friends and get fit!
We have a fully licenced bar and facilities for the disabled. Our club house is also available for hire, please use the contact form to make an enquiry.
New members are always welcome! Pop in and give it a try (we have spare woods that you may use), any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon (from 2pm) or call Brian (07790 078978) or Bernard (07710 620729) to arrange a convenient time. It will be a pleasure to meet you.
ST Chads Bowling Club is a HMRC registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC reg no CH5979)