The club has been established since 1911 following a group of players who got together and founded the Club in the current Club House in Plashet Park. The club house and the bowling green are managed by Newham Council. The council have supported the club with up to date social distancing guidelines on playing which is confirmed as safe to play. Bowling normally takes place been 1 May to the 30 September and due to recent dwindling numbers, the club is reaching out for new players to join.
The club is open to men and women of all ages and no experience is required to play. With little restrictions, it opens an opportunity for the local community to get together and keep active, whilst socialising at the same time. The group meet after 2pm on Wednesdays and Sundays and many of the club members have been visiting daily to practice.
Joan Ayre, the clubs secretary told us “We are a friendly and sociable team and are happy to show new members how to play this wonderful sport." Due to the lack of certified coaches, our members such as Del (pictured here), Moosa and Bashir have been supporting the club. The club is known for encouraging the local South Asian community and is known as the only predominantly Asian Bowls Club. The club welcomes everyone from all cultures and religions. Joan also told us that they have very skilled players as the club takes part in Inter Club championships with other local teams which requires competitive players to keep as reserves. There is a very reasonable low annual membership fee allowing you to play as little or as often as you want.
Club Secretary, Joan Ayre, is also the secretary of the London Bowling Secretary's Association with over 100 members. She has been a member for over 30 years and is available for any enquires and looks forward to having a game with our Managing Director Rizwan Patel as soon as she is able to get back out to play – Watch this space!
The Plashet Park Bowling Club
Plashet Park Bowling Club
Plashet Park, Plashet Grove, E6 1DQ
020 8471 3821 Joan Ayre Club Secretary