Freshwater Short – Mat Bowls Club
We are an informal Bowls Club, meeting on a weekly basis at the Freshwater Memorial Hall. The idea of Short-Mat Bowls was introduced to village halls countrywide over 20 years ago by Women’s Institute members among others.
The Freshwater Club has approx. 18 paid up members (male and female) from all over The West Wight area, and we meet on Thursday afternoons nearly every week of the year from 1.15pm.
We are usually finished by 4.30 but we have a break during this time for tea, or coffee, and biscuits, and to be kept up to date with any matches or competitions we have been invited to attend.
We do not expect our members to wear ‘uniforms’, although if participating in a match/competition we do all try to wear grey and white. Our main requirements is for players to wear smooth, flat-soled shoes (or bedroom slippers) in order to protect our mats.
Our annual membership fee is currently (2021) £14, and our weekly playing fee is £3 a head, but this includes use of bowls (woods) if required as well as the refreshments.
Any enquiries can be directed to: Stuart Sanford (Chairman) 01983 754725 or Ken Elders (Treasurer) 01983 759371, otherwise just turn up at 1.15 pm on Thursdays.