If you are thinking of setting up a club - contact the Honorary Secretary of the BLI - see BLI Officers and Committees





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How to join a Club
Contact the secretary of a club near you (see - "IBA Handbook" tab on the Men's Section Home Page or the "General" tab on the Women's Section Home Page - Clubs and secretaries).
Membership fees vary from club to club depending if they are a multi sport club, which in that case you pay a subscription to the overall club and then pay a fee to play in a particular section of that club. Most clubs charge a nominal subscription for junior players under 18 or in some cases under 25. Some clubs charge a reduced subscription in the first year, as newcomers have to buy equipment.
The first essential is a pair of flat shoes (no heels).

It is advisable not to buy a set of bowls until you have had some coaching and can get a feel of the right size of bowls. All clubs always have some spare sets for newcomers to try out. A second hand set of bowls can cost anything from 50 up to 80 a new set costs from 200 for your basic black or brown bowl to over to 300 for coloured bowls. The one thing about a set of bowls is that once you have decided on the right size and have purchased a set, they will last you a lifetime.

Once you start to play in league matches, you will need to purchase a set of white trousers. Some clubs play in club coloured shirts and others play in white shirts.  You will also require white rain gear as rain only stops play when the green begins to flood.

You will also require a bag to carry your bowls and shoes and rain gear.






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