Category Archives: Bowls

Marlpit Lane bowling green, Coulsdon, re-opening Apr 19

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Old Coulsdon Bowling Club Open Day, Apr 28

Old Coulsdon Bowling Club is staging its Open Day from 10.30am until 4pm on Saturday, April 28. As well as a chance to give lawn bowls a try, for kids and bigger kids, there will also be a jigsaw and … Continue reading

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Reggae Rollers are off and rolling at the Gold Coast Games

Jamaica is now officially established as an international lawn bowls-playing nation, thanks to the work of a player who learned the game at a club in south London. Andrew Newell and Merv Edwards made the island nation’s bowls debut at … Continue reading

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South Londoner gets Jamaica rolling to the beats at the Games

Jamaica, the proud sporting nation of sprinters such as Usain Bolt and the fastest of fast bowlers like Michael Holding, is about to discover some new sports heroes – in the more sedate world of international lawn bowls. Jamaica has … Continue reading

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Mayor urged to make Games bid centred on Crystal Palace

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has received a proposal to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games – centred on south London, with Crystal Palace National Sports Centre undergoing a substantial, and overdue, refurbishment. With the Rio Olympics underway and … Continue reading

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Sporting app pitches up for court bookings in Croydon

An app for smart phones and tablets, and with its service available online, is offering quick and easy access to booking local sports facilities. MyLocalPitch has recently introduced a bespoke page for Croydon. MyLocalPitch’s borough pages help everyone in the … Continue reading

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Coulsdon bowling green helps give teenagers a head start

Croydon teenagers are getting a head start in lawn bowls in Coulsdon. Youth volunteers from the Headstart scheme have been busy at the Coulsdon Memorial Ground, helping the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green. Headstart provides young people with opportunities … Continue reading

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