Do I need to live in Kings Newton to join the club?
Absolutely not, we have members that live up to 20 miles away. Most of our members live in Melbourne. Wherever you live you are more than welcome to come and join.
If I become a member, when can I play?
If you join as a full member, you can play whenever you want while the green is open and a match is not being played. The green usually opens early March and closes in October. You can obtain a key to the clubhouse so that you can practice even if no one else is there.
What is the minimum age allowed to play on the green?
There are no minimum age requirements to bowl with us and children are very welcome at the club, provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult and no damage to the green or distraction to members’ games is allowed. Bowls is a great way for families to have fun together outdoors and children tend to get a lot of satisfaction from bowling because the rate of improvement is quite dramatic. There is no minimum age for playing in the leagues so if juniors are keen enough then they could play for one of our teams.
Do I have to join a team or can I just bowl socially?
We have several teams playing in local South Derbyshire, Burton and Belper leagues. We travel as far as 20 miles for away matches but most are closer and members often share driving duties. Someone will always give you a lift to matches even if you don’t drive yourself. If you prefer to bowl socially, that’s fine too. During the season you can arrange to meet up with friends at the club and have what we call a “roll up”. You could organise a regular get together for a small group and play for fun whenever there isn’t a match on.
I’m disabled, what facilities have you got that can help me visit the club?
Currently, disabled access to our clubhouse is limited but we will always strive to do as much as we can to make your visit comfortable according to your needs. Accessibility is a key driver in our plans to rebuild our clubhouse as a more modern and inclusive community space – watch this space.