The ‘Friends of English Bowling’ was set up in 2005 to provide sponsorship and development funding for the sport of outdoor flat green bowls in England. The ‘Friends’ provide an opportunity for anyone who has enjoyed the sport to put something back, by providing much needed financial support for its National Championships and Competitions, as well as supporting development and grass root initiatives.
Whilst initially established to support the men’s game (EBA) our remit has now been expanded, as a result of Unification, to support Bowls England which, of course, embraces both genders. It follows that the majority of our members are men and whilst we would wish to increase our general membership we would welcome, in particular, more women members which would enable us to increase our support for both National Championships.
The ’Friends’ individual membership, since its inception, has hovered around the 225 mark, a figure we would very much like to increase in order to provide further funding for the sport. To become a member there is a joining fee of £10 and an annual membership fee of £100. There are other categories of membership, Corporate and Association, which encompasses Counties, Districts, Associations, Clubs and Societies. For membership details please refer to the Join Us page of this website.
Members are entitled to apply for ‘Friends’ games that are organised each year, including two games on the hallowed turf at Leamington Spa during the National Championships. A hospitality marquee is provided to allow members and sponsors to meet, with tea and snacks available to the member and a guest. You do not have to be a bowler to support the Friends and join in the fun.
Thank you for your interest in visiting our website and in anticipation of your supporting our cause.
Angela Harris – Chairman
Our Aims and Objectives
To raise and provide financial funding in the form of sponsorship or donations for the benefit of outdoor flat green bowling in England.
To provide social and recreational activities within the Membership to aid the promotion of the sport within England.
To support the National Governing Body (Bowls England) of the sport of outdoor flat green bowls in its promotion of the pleasures and achievements of this sport.