About Us

Cogenhoe Bowls Club was formed initially as a short mat club as a section of the villages Sports and Social Club in August 1985. (see history section). We are a private mixed club and the club is managed by a mixed committee.

The short mat section has kept going during the winter months since the outdoor green was opened and now members have roll-ups at the main Cogenhoe Sports and Social Club in Station Road, Cogenhoe on Tuesday nights.

The bowls club is run entirely by volunteers with members forming teams to handle the specialised roles such as green keeping, catering, bar, etc.

Although we are a mixed club with mixed games at weekends, the ladies and the men both have their own triples league fixture lists.

All the work involved involved with running the club is done voluntarily but also very professionally.


Membership


We are always looking to recruit new members to the sport be they novices or experienced players. Applicants can be of either gender aged from 8 years and upwards.

Bowling is no longer looked on as a sport for the retired and elderly and we are finding that more and more youngsters who fight shy of physical sports find the game of bowls well suited to them.

We also of course welcome the more senior applicants but should you be an absolute novice we have a team of experienced players prepared to coach you in the skills of the game.





As a member of Cogenhoe you would be expected  to support the club and its captains by making yourself available for the friendly matches.

The club’s main source of income is realised from revenue raised at matches played against other clubs in and around the County.

Applicants do not have to commit straight away as newcomers are welcome to "have a go" they can then decide whether the sport is for them or not.

The green has been classified by the County officials as an A grade green and the green is a delightful place to be in the summer based as it is on the edge of the village with the football club and cricket club close by. The club is next door to the Cogenhoe Primary School and has its own car park.

Each year the club goes on tour at the beginning of September visiting places as far apart as Scotland and the Isle of Wight.


Touring the county?


We would be quite happy to accommodate your club should you be coming to this county in a friendly game in whatever format.  We have recently hosted matches with the Chelsea Pensioners, Eastbourne, and the Royal Household from Windsor.

Please contact our secretary for available dates and more information.