The Club is actively seeking to increase its membership from 460 to 600. We welcome anyone with an interest in bowls whether you are new to bowls or an experienced bowler new to the area. Whoever you are, we would like to meet you and welcome you to our club.
There is an urban myth that bowls is something you do when you retire. Indeed, many people do, but if you have seen bowls on TV you will know that the National squad are mostly in their twenties and thirties.
At WBIBC you can play at a level that suits you regardless of your age, ability or experience.
There really is something for everyone from ‘turn up and join in’ 2 hour sessions to more competitive bowls at League, County and National level. The majority of our members play in Club league games two or three times a week but the choice is yours. We also enjoy weekend friendly matches against other bowls clubs when we play for 3-4 hours and then have a two-course meal afterwards, all for just £10.00.
Your first indoor bowls ‘Taster’ session is always FREE so why not give it a go?
COACHING – the next Open Day/FREE Taster session is on Saturday, 8th January 2022 from 10 am – 2 pm. All welcome from age 9 years. This is followed by a TEN week coaching course starting on Saturday, 15th January 2022 from 9.00 am – 11.00 am.
After your free Taster session, you can join as a Temporary Member for £25 which entitles you to 10 weeks of coaching, including rink fees. After coaching you then have the option to upgrade to Full Membership at the pro rata fee pertaining to the month of joining.
Levels of Membership
Temporary Membership (new bowlers, with coaching) – £25 for 10 weeks, with option to upgrade to Full Playing Membership. (A sliding fee scale, depending on when you join, applies to first year Full Membership only).
Full Membership – £95 per annum. (A sliding fee scale, depending on when you join, applies to first year only).
Social Membership (all ages) – £15 per annum
Youth Membership (16-25 in full-time education) – £25 per annum
Junior Membership (9-15 as at 1st Oct) – £12 per annum
Members Green Fees (per player) :
2 hour session – £3.20
1 hour roll up session – £1.80
Inter-Club Match fee – £10.00 to include full meal