Bowls is a sport for all the family and here at the Appleyard this is something we are passionate about. Whether you are young, old, male, female, competitive or looking for a light leisure activity. Whether you want to participate in local, casual or friendly matches or you want to become a world champion (we do have a few of these), Appleyard Bowls Club could be the perfect place to start.
We are a small, friendly and welcoming Club that prides ourselves in providing a range of opportunities for everyone to play bowls. With a growing membership (up from just 11 in 2017) we have players ranging from 18 years of age, right up to... let's say... over 60?
If it is a new hobby or a spot of light exercise out in the English sunshine that you are looking for then we can offer this in abundance. Set in the Appleyard Sports Ground on Gore Court Road, you can enjoy your time on the green and then take a stroll over to the clubhouse afterwards to enjoy a beverage (or two) with fellow bowlers, friends and family.
Casual and friendly play is also something we are proud to offer, with a range of casual bowling, drives and friendly matches against other clubs, both local and further afield, all members are welcome and encouraged to participate in these matches.
For the more competitive amongst us, we have our extremely popular inter-club competitions, offering the opportunity for singles play or as a team with friends and bowls colleagues. We also have the local Snowy Underhill League where you can try your skills against other clubs in the Swale and Medway area. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enhance your skills.
Bowls, at its heart, is a simple sport. It's an additictive sport and one which can cater to all abilities and disabilities - you only need to catch some of our Disability Bowls England athletes in action at last summer's Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to see this. If you did see any of the Bowls action, you may have also spotted our very own Sian Honnor and Sandy Hazell who were Gold Medalist and Team England Team Manager, respectively.
If you think Bowls could be for you and would like to give it a try yourself, why not let Appleyard Bowls Club help you get started with your new hobby, or maybe even career! Contact us on Appleyardbowlsclub@gmail.com. Or just pop in and say hello - you can find us on the Appleyard Sports Ground, Gore Court Road, Sittingbourne - we are the welcoming and friendly bunch in the top left corner.
We would welcome you with open arms into our bowling family and can't wait to meet you.