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CLUB MANAGER

We are pleased to announce that we are looking to recruit a full-time Club Manager to coordinate all aspects of the club’s daily activities. As a successful, forward thinking club with an increasing membership, this new post offers an exciting opportunity for the right person.

If you are a well organised, enthusiastic and self‐motivated individual with a good knowledge of office, computer and admin systems and maybe a bowls background, then we would love to hear from you.

For a full job spec. please email Mike Bartlett, Chairman, on email hidden; JavaScript is required

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL OPEN DAY

THANK YOU to everyone in our community who came along to our free Open Day on Saturday, 6th January and tried their hand at indoor bowling. The club was buzzing and we recruited 40 new members for the Beginners Coaching course starting on Saturday, 13th January 2024 at 9 am and Monday, 15th January at 5 pm.

Thank you to everyone involved; it really was a West Berks team effort and shows the club is going from strength to strength.

If you missed Open Day, but would like to take up indoor bowls, then please email email hidden; JavaScript is required, call Angela on 07729 183373 or come to the club on Saturday morning for 8.45 am or Monday for 4.45 pm.  All members of our community are welcome.

(West Berks Indoor Bowls Club is a not-for-profit Community Amateur Sports Club  [CASC], run by volunteer members for members, and is open to everyone in our community regardless of age or ability)

WE’VE HIT 50!

YES, WE HAVE RECRUITED 50 NEW MEMBERS FROM OUR OPEN WEEKEND!

Many thanks to all Members who helped in any way – it really was a team effort and one the Club is extremely proud of. Everyone pulled together to achieve this success so thank you, thank you. We’ve smashed our post Covid target of 500 and now we’re halfway to our new target of 600 members.

It is great to see so many of our community giving bowls a try. If you missed Open Weekend, you can still join Beginners coaching on a Saturday morning from 9-11 am or Mondays 5-7 pm.

Please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Angela on 07729 183373.

TRY INDOOR BOWLS FOR FREE!

AT OUR NEXT OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY, 6TH JANUARY 2024 FROM 10 AM – 2 PM

THIS IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO COME AND GIVE BOWLS A TRY!

So why not come along and enjoy a FREE, no obligation, TASTER

Not sure if bowls is for you? Perhaps you can no longer play your chosen sport, but you’re still competitive. Or maybe you just need to get out of the house, have a bit of gentle exercise and meet new people in a friendly and welcoming environment.

At West Berks you can play at your own level at a time that suits you, whatever your age or ability, and we have full disabled facilities.

NEW BEGINNERS COACHING COURSE STARTS ON SATURDAY, 13th JANUARY from 9-11 am OR MONDAY, 15th JANUARY, 2024  from 5-7 pm. 

  • Join as a Temporary Member for 3 months for £25 which includes 8 x 2 hour Beginners Coaching lessons by our qualified coaches

We provide the equipment, just bring clean, flat soled shoes.  All ages (over 9 yrs) and abilities welcome.  No booking required.

500+ members / great Social events / Free parking / Cafe / Bar / Lounge.

When it’s cold or raining outside you can play indoor bowls in superb air conditioned premises all year round.

Further details, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Angela on 07729 183373

Etiquette

Players are reminded of the following points of etiquette:

  • When at the head, bear in mind that some bowlers like a clear view of the rink markers. Stand behind the head, inside the rink markers, but not obscuring the central rink number.
  • Do not place your bowls at the end of a rink if it is still being played on. Wait until the previous game has finished before entering rink side.
  • Standing directly behind the jack in white shoes can make the jack difficult to see.
  • Players at the mat-end of the rink who are not delivering a bowl should stand at least 1 metre behind the mat.
  • Call or shout at your own bowls by all means – but do not ‘call’ your opponents bowls to go through gaps, get ‘wrecked’, or to promote your bowls.
  • Do not applaud or cheer an unintended bowl from the opposition which results in an advantage to your team.
  • Wishing misfortune on your opponents bowls is unsporting.

CALLING ALL EX-RIVERMEAD PLAYERS

**NEW MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER**

You are invited to join West Berks IBC now as a full playing member for £120 subscription valid until 30th September 2024. We’ll also throw in a free taster session. Easy access, plenty of free parking, online booking, open 7 days a week.

Interested? Call Angela on 07729 183373 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

We really do want you to join us!

12.08.2023

WHY I LOVE BOWLS . . .

Comments from Bowlers on the EIBA Facebook page – January 2023

“Bowls is a great sport which men & women can play as equals & against each other, no discrimination at all.”

“I love the competitions, open to all, easily accessible at varying levels. Easy to challenge yourself.”

“A sport that provides both mental and health benefits, open to all ages. It is competitive or as social as you want it to be, but be warned, it will take you and you will be hooked!! Let’s all roll to bowls!!”

“You won’t find many cheaper activities than bowls. You only need to buy kit once and this can be picked up second-hand. Subscriptions and green fees are reasonable for the return and the low bar prices are not to be sniffed at in the current climate.”

SO WHY NOT GIVE INDOOR BOWLS A TRY?

SATURDAY MORNING COACHING STARTS ON 13th JANUARY 2024 at 9 AM – 11 AM.

Please bring clean, flat soled shoes, free parking. Our coaches are waiting to meet you.

For dates and information, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Angela on 07729 183373

OPEN WEEKEND 30TH SEPT-1ST OCTOBER from 10 am – 2.00 pm

THIS IS AN OPEN INVITATION TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO COME AND GIVE BOWLS A TRY!

WE OFFER A FREE, NO OBLIGATION, TASTER. NO BOOKING REQUIRED – JUST DROP IN DURING OPEN WEEKEND AND HAVE A FREE GO ON THE GREEN AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO. 

Not sure if bowls is for you? Perhaps you can no longer play your chosen sport, but you’re still competitive. Or maybe you just need to get out of the house, have a bit of gentle exercise and meet new people in a friendly and welcoming environment.

At West Berks you can play at your own level at a time that suits you, whatever your age or ability and we have full disabled facilities.

So why not come along and enjoy a FREE, no obligation, TASTER session during –

  • OPEN WEEKEND on  Sat. 30th September or Sun. 1st October, 2023 anytime from 10 am – 2 pm. 
  • Join as a Temporary Member for 3 months for £25 and this includes 10 x 2 hour Beginners Coaching lessons by our qualified coaches
  • New Beginners coaching course starts Saturday, 7th October 2023 from 9 am – 11 am.

We provide the equipment, just bring clean, flat soled shoes.  All ages (over 9 yrs) and abilities welcome. Free parking. Cafe/Bar/Lounge.

When it’s cold or raining outside, you can play indoor bowls in superb air conditioned premises all year round.

Further details, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Angela on 07729 183373

WHY I LOVE BOWLS . . .

Comments from Bowlers on the EIBA Facebook page – January 2023

“Bowls is a great sport which men & women can play as equals & against each other, no discrimination at all.”

“I love the competitions, open to all, easily accessible at varying levels. Easy to challenge yourself.”

“A sport that provides both mental and health benefits, open to all ages. It is competitive or as social as you want it to be, but be warned, it will take you and you will be hooked!! Let’s all roll to bowls!!”

“You won’t find many cheaper activities than bowls. You only need to buy kit once and this can be picked up secondhand. Subscriptions and green fees are reasonable for the return and the low bar prices are not to be sniffed at in the current climate.”

SO WHY NOT GIVE INDOOR BOWLS A TRY?

FREE TASTER SESSIONS ARE HELD AT THE CLUB ON ALTERNATE SATURDAY MORNINGS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER MONTHS.

Please bring clean, flat soled shoes, free parking. Our coaches are waiting to meet you.

For dates and information, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Angela on 07729 183373