Brantham Bowls Club
Our green is closed at present as the bowling season is finished and it will reopen next April. In the meantime the maintenance team is busy with scarifying and top dressing and general preparation for the winter weather. Our club, however, is still active. Some play indoors for the closed season whilst others also play indoors for Brantham against other indoor clubs for the next few months.
There is much paperwork to do with regards to league entries and affiliation to the various codes and we are also inviting entries for our annual open pairs tournament next July. In addition we have our AGM and Presentation Evening dinner every November as well as other fund raising events.
In the season we play in a Federation league on Mondays and Bowls England leagues on Wednesday and Friday evenings all based around the Ipswich area. On Tuesdays the men play in the Tendring Hundred league which is played against Essex teams. We also play friendly matches against other clubs on a regular basis which usually end with refreshments and lots of chatter.
In the season we hold a Saturday Morning Club when new players can come along and try their hand at bowls; current members also play for practice and socialising. All bowls are provided and the only stipulation is that flat shoes must be worn. This has been very successful over the years for encouraging new players and it is also very popular with the members.