Welcome to Gateshead Indoor Bowling Club
Established in 1975 we’ve been serving the local community for 44 years and we hope many more years to come! We have over 400 members, both men and women of all ages and a growing youth section which meets on Saturday mornings. We are also working with a range of primary and secondary schools through Gateshead’s Change4Life programme, providing taster sessions for school groups across the borough.
We’re a friendly bunch, passionate about bowling and helping members old and new to learn and improve their skills. We welcome guest bowlers and anyone interested in finding out more about the sport.
We have a team of fully qualified coaches to provide free coaching for existing or new members as well as support for free taster sessions. We also provide free equipment so you can try out your skills and it won’t cost you anything for the first session.
We have a full programme of Ladies, Mens and mixed leagues and our members also take part in inter-league and county competitions – we’ve had considerable success over the years!
In September 2015 when Gateshead Council withdrew funding from this important community service we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). This means the club is managed and run entirely by our members on a voluntary basis.
Our charitable aim is:
“The promotion of community participation in health and recreation by providing facilities for playing indoor flat green bowls.”
Our charity status means we can apply for funding to help us to improve the clubs facilities and services. We have upgraded and modernised the cafe, refurbished the toilets, changing rooms and lockers and updated and improved the heating and installed LED lighting. The score boarding system has changed from flip boards to electronic score boards. This summer season has seen us have a new green laid (2019) one year ahead of our initial programme.
There’s lots to do in the next few years but we think it will be worth it so we can provide the best possible facilities for our members and guests.
Check back here often to see the progress we’re making – we’ll post photographs and updates regularly.
If you’ve got any queries or need any more information, we’re happy to help:
T: 0191 478 1721
Or complete our online enquiry form.
We hope to see you at Gateshead Indoor Bowling Club soon!