Calne Bowls Club Next Open Day Sunday 28th April 2019

Try BowlsAre you aged between 10 and 100?
Have you ever thought about playing Bowls?
If so, why not pop along to meet us at one of our Calne Bowls Club ‘Open Days’

On 10am to 3pm SATURDAY the 13th of APRIL 2019
Or 10am to 3pm SUNDAY the 28th of APRIL 2019

You will be made very welcome and have the opportunity to experience Lawn Green Bowls in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where our members will be happy to show you the ropes. You do not require any special equipment other than flat soled shoes or trainers.

If you are unable to make either of these dates, then you are also welcome to attend any of our ‘Club Nights’ which are held every Tuesday evening from 5.30 pm.

For more information telephone our Chairman – Barry Wicks on 07756 500666
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Open Day 13th April 2019

A very successful day, with several new signings and a lot of interest.  Even the Calne players managed to get some coaching. Thanks go to all the supporting Calne players, not forgetting the great work done by Nigel and his coaching team of Iain and Michael. Looking forward to the 28th April and hopefully another good turnout.

Rod, ever the gardener, great job on the borders.


Club members watching the fun on the green.



Must be a first, only 5 years old, having great fun on the green, coached by Nigel, is she a champion in the making?
New bowler to the green, Mary enjoying some coaching with Michael
Even at the age of 9 you can play bowls for the first time and find you are good at it!  The whole family enjoyed their experience and have signed on. Welcome to the club
Mind you, Mum had a few problems!  Coach Nigel in the background is helping 2 other new players.
Coach Iain, showing that you must watch the run of the wood, whilst new member Neil looks on..

Calne Bowls Club Gala Day

Sunday 2nd June 2019

  • Playing for the ‘Jim Wilkie’ Trophy and the ‘Gala Plate Shield’
  • Over £250 in Cash Prizes
  • 3 Woods – Mixed Triples – All Day Format

Entry Fee: £30 (£10 per head includes food ticket and unlimited tea, coffee, squash and biscuits)
Clubs can enter more than one team but each team must be mixed.

For further information please contact either
The Club Secretary – Stuart Beard – 01225 706972 – Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required
Or The Fixture Secretary – Martin Grugeon – 01249 813087 – Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required

Click here for an Entry Form

For more details, please click here to view the event poster 

New Open Day Banner now on display and then it was gone! But no worries a new one is back in place, please try to avoid hitting it!



The new Open Day banner in the Town Gardens, should catch a few people’s eyes!

Oh dear! After the traffic accident on Tuesday night, we do hope the lady driver is well. A new banner will be going up soon.
Good place Barry, new banner up, lets hope Wiltshire Council do not replace the railing in the next 2 weeks!







Club Tidy Session 30th March/6th April

Nearly finished all the preparation for the coming season, pictures from the 6th April work party, understand that there will be some more work being done on Tuesday 9th April, thanks to all who have given up their time, you can be proud of the results you have achieved.

6th April – More excitement at the club

Martha getting down to it

Gladys sporting the latest paint protection hat with Josie
Our local C.S.I. on paint duty, Ann and Josie ‘enjoying’ themselves
Martin with the new blue mats and Pam cleaning up the men’s area, is that a can of lager in her hand?





























30th March – The Day

Well, approx 14 club members turned up and got stuck in.  There will be a follow-up session to finish off the preparations and, as Martin G said, that will be Saturday 6th April at 10am.  If you want to help please let Martin know so that he can allocate exciting tasks for you!

Thanks to all who turned up.  There was plenty to eat and drink, thanks to those who brought consumables for the workers. Here are some pictures of some of the happy band (not everyone I would add, please accept my apologies if you are not featured). I would point out that Gladys was out doing ditch cleaning, as well as keeping the troops going with refreshments.

See you all on the 6th April

Gill and Rod pruning and sweeping, like good ‘uns!




Martin and Arnold deep in the ditch, clearing it out ready for the bowls to fall into it in the summer










If you want to know how much fun can be had painting a bench ask Des and Yvonne!
John giving instructions to Karen, who was too fast to catch on camera!











Gladys keeping the workers going (Gladys also did work on the green as well!)
Pam and Ann forgetting that the purpose was to paint the bin!


Skittles/Enrolment Evening 16th March 2019

The above event was a great success and thanks must go to all that helped, Yvonne for organising, Steve for folding the raffle tickets and Gill for being able to leap up to reach the score board. A total of £141 was raised for the club and thanks to a magnificent spare Geoff  ran out winner of the Skittles Competition. The photo shows Stuart presenting Geoff with his prize – a Sunday lunch with drinks at the Talbot Inn, (Thanks go to the Talbot Inn for the prize). Enjoy Geoff.

Women Can

England’s Commonwealth Games lawn bowls stars have thrown their backing behind a new campaign that aims to increase the number of women participating in the sport as a player, coach, administrator or official.

‘Women Can’ aims to bring to life the many different things that bowls can offer women – from social and competitive bowling to friendship and fun. Three-time Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Ellen Falkner is leading the initiative on behalf of the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) with support from her Gold Coast team mates and fellow ‘Women Can’ ambassadors Natalie Chestney, Sian Honnor, Katherine Rednall, Sophie Tolchard and Alison Yearling.

Gail Hunter-Gilkes and Mo Monkton, both of whom are currently at the Commonwealth Games in a coaching capacity, have also been named as ambassadors.
Falkner, who struck Gold for England in Manchester, Delhi and Glasgow, said: “To be involved in a campaign to encourage more women to enjoy the sport of bowls is a fantastic opportunity for me to give something back to the sport I love. It is difficult to articulate in words the impact that bowls has had on my life as it has been so significant. Some of my happiest moments and memories in bowls have been with my family, especially playing with my Mum and Nan and it is one of the things that I love most about the sport – you can play and enjoy it with those you care about most.”

It is estimated that only 39 per cent of bowlers in England are women, and ‘Women Can’ aims to see that percentage rise to 45 per cent by 2021.
In addition, eight ‘Women Can’ Leaders have also been named to provide support to bowls clubs wishing to increase participation, coaching, officiating or administrative opportunities for women.

Future plans for the ‘Women Can’ project include the production of resources to help clubs to recruit more women including relevant marketing material, the development of new formats and offers to attract diverse groups of women into the sport. Support will be offered to assist clubs wishing to pilot and implement innovative ideas.

Bowls England Chief Executive Tony Allcock MBE said: “Bowls England is delighted to support the ‘Women Can’ campaign and trust that it will inspire women of all ages and abilities to participate in the sport as either a player, coach or volunteer.”

Peter Thompson, English Indoor Bowling Association Chief Executive, said: “The EIBA is delighted to support the Women Can Campaign as it will encourage more women to play, coach bowls and/or be involved in the day to day running of our clubs.”

Visit to view the campaign video, which showcases the many different things that bowls can offer women.

For more information on the campaign please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required