Portchester Bowling Club
Portchester Bowling Club

"The Friendly Club"

Portchester Bowling Club was established in 1986 to serve the needs of bowlers in the Portchester area.

It quickly gained a reputation as a club that welcomed both new and experienced bowlers living in the area and became known as "The Friendly Club".

New and past members are always very welcome at the club and we have overshoes and bowls available for loan to beginners. Call in if you would like to try bowling. We always welcome new members of any age. We have qualified coaches at the Club who can give teaching and will help new players to fully enjoy this relaxing and intriguing sport.

Potential new members are allowed three trial sessions, with coaching, before having to commit to joining the Club.


Guest bowlers are welcome to play but must be accompanied by a full club member at all times. They may only play if there is spare capacity on the rink. They must also pay the current appropriate rink fee. Guest bowlers may not enter any club competitions or represent the club in any capacity.


The club takes an active part in the Gosport & Fareham Triples Leagues during the season. We also have teams entered in the Portsmouth and District mid week triples league for men and also 'C' league for ladies.

During the winter months there is a very active indoor short mat bowling club called Portchester Community Short Mat Bowls Club, who play in the nearby Portchester Community Centre. This is a separate club to us but many of our members also belong to that club.



We have a new (2015) all weather artificial outdoor rink which is ideal for players who perhaps do not have the strength any longer to play on grass.

This gives us an advantage over grass clubs, in that we are not tied to a fixed bowling season.

If the weather is good during the winter months when all the grass rinks are closed you can happily spend a few hours bowling in the open air. Some of our members play outdoors all year round.


Equal Opportunities Policy

Portchester Bowling Club is Committed to extending the sport of bowling to all parts of society.

Our objectives are:-

    * The promotion and encouragement of bowling.
    * The promotion of sportsmanship and sociability among it's members.

No person shall receive less favourable treatment on the basis of, nor suffer disadvantage by reason of:-

    * Class
    * Ethnic origin, nationality (or statelessness) or race
    * Gender
    * Marital or sexual status
    * Mental or physical ability
    * Political or religious belief

All members of the Club should seek to practice equality, especially in promoting access to bowling for all parts of society.

We provide eyesight markers for those with impaired vision.
We provide stepped access to the playing rink for those with impaired mobility.

No member of the Club will be abused or intimidated or discriminated against by any other member, this will be viewed very seriously by the Management Committee.  Any act of discrimination or failure to comply with the terms of this policy will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Rules of the Club.


Portchester Bowling Club

Westlands Grove



PO16 9AD


For postal address see contact page


Want to become a member?

Call us on: 01329 484538

(Club Secretary)

or email us clubsecretary@portchesterbowlingclub.org


or with membership enquiries

02392 373643

(Membership Secretary)

or email us 




Winter membership signing on day is Saturday 14th September. 9am till 12noon in the clubhouse. If you have not renewed by September 30th your position may be offered to a new member. No payments will be accepted before September 14th.


At the moment our annual membership is fully subscribed but please feel free to contact us for membership details and to visit us.  You will be very welcome to join our waiting list for membership


Click on the link below to download a membership application form and a GDPR form which is also required.



Word Pro - Membership Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [42.1 KB]
General Data Protection Form
GDPR A5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [230.0 KB]


Useful Links:

Portsmouth and District Bowls Association



Portsmouth and District Womens Bowling Association


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