Bowls Dorset was established in 2010. Our first Men’s President was Gordon Cox and our first Ladies President was Diana Mogg.
We have 22 affiliated Bowls Clubs from across Dorset. These clubs compete against each other in both Leagues and Competitions throughout the season. The National Championships and Competitions attract large entries and Dorset is always well represented at the National Finals.
Many of the Bowls Dorset affiliated Clubs welcome teams from throughout England to play friendly games in our beautiful County.
Bowls Dorset Ladies play in the South West Counties League, John’s Trophy, Walker Cup and in Amy Rose. Bowls Dorset Men play in many friendlies against other Counties. They also compete in the Middleton Cup, Balcomb Trophy and the White Rose Trophy.
Every year one of the highlights for the County Bowlers is when the Dorset Ladies play against the Dorset Men and always enjoy a good chat, meal and drink after the game.
On 3rd April 2019 the Dorset Youth Bowls Academy was inaugurated. The aims of the Academy are to offer coaching and competitive opportunities through an academy based structure to all youth Indoor and Outdoor bowlers under the age of 18 years residing in Dorset. Also to help establish Junior Sections at other clubs throughout Dorset. Many youngsters from our Academy are now playing in the Sutton Winson Tournament held during the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa. One of our young players was selected to attend an Under 18 Bowls England Training Weekend which he found very beneficial.
Bowling Clubs and members throughout the County have helped to raise funds to establish the Academy. We aim to develop our youngsters and hope to have some qualifying to play for England in the future.