Winchmore Hill Bowls Club

Winchmore Hill Bowls Club - About

About the Club

Our membership is drawn largely from Winchmore Hill and the surrounding districts. The Club is one of the most successful in the area and has a reputation for being friendly, welcoming and inclusive. There are nearly 200 members – two-thirds of whom are bowlers and the rest social members.

Club management

The Club is managed by an elected Committee of 12 members led by our Chairman and President.

The Club President is newly elected each year and nominates a charity for which regular fund-raising events are held.


The Club relies heavily on volunteers for its day-to-day operations and the majority of all the essential tasks involved in running the Club are carried out by members. This includes management and financial responsibilities, tasks such as staffing the bar, catering for matches and events as well as maintaining the green.


The clubhouse can hold up to 100 people for social events. There is a lounge area, bar and a fully-equipped kitchen. The clubhouse also houses the ladies’ changing room.

On the north side of the green there is a patio with tables, seating and parasols. Behind the patio are storage sheds for bowling equipment.

On the opposite side of the green is the men’s changing room which is scheduled for replacement in the coming year.

The bowling green has six full-length rinks and is regarded as one of the finest in North London.

The Club has its own large, barrier-controlled car park with access directly to the Club.

Club nights

Club nights are held on Wednesday and Friday evenings and are good opportunities for new players to learn the game, practise and meet other players. These nights are ‘roll-ups’ – casual games open to all members.

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Dress code

For casual roll-ups there is no dress code. But flat-soled bowling shoes must be worn on the green at all times.

For all internal and external matches players are expected to wear Club or white shirts and either grey or white trousers.

Official Club shirts are available through the Club.


The Club organises internal competitions, open to members only, as well as friendly and league competitions with other local clubs.

These can be between teams of two, three or four bowlers.

Bowling equipment

The club has a stock of second-hand bowls which are available to try out and buy.

If you wish to buy your own set of bowls the Club can give advice about the various makes, sizes and weights.

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Handbook and newsletter

The Club produces a yearly handbook listing contact information, competition fixtures and members’ contact details.

A regular quarterly Newsletter is published to keep members up-to-date with Club activities. This is sent out by email to all members in pdf format.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

To ensure the smooth running of the Club, Members’ personal information, including names, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers (‘Data’) is collected and stored by the Club.

Members will be invited to confirm upon joining and, upon membership renewal, that they are willing to supply Data to the Club and, if unwilling to do so, as to the whole or part of the Data, those wishes will be respected by the Club.

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Club newsletter

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The newsletter is published four times a year – in January, April, July and September – and circulated to all members in pdf format.

It features a wide-ranging selection of informative and entertaining articles as well as news and social events.

Download a copy for a closer look at what happens at the Club.

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See  Link arrowThe Newsletter page

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