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Lawn bowls associations, United Kingdom

Contact information and member clubs of lawn bowling associations in United Kingdom. Click on the bowls association's name to go directly to its website, or to see address and contact information and the list of member bowls clubs please click on the 'contact info' link.
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National lawn bowls associations


Bowls England


Bowls Scotland

Bowls Scotland is the national governing body for outdoor lawn bowls in
Scotland (male and female) and currently has 894 member clubs and 90,000

It was formed in 2010 after unification of both the Scottish Bowling
Association and the Scottish Women's Bowling Association.

Our aim is to widen awareness and increase participation in what is already
one of the most popular and successful sports in Scotland by building on the
superb work that has already been done by our clubs who take bowls to the
heart of almost every community in the country and by the national team that
has won more World Championship gold medals than any other country.

English Bowling Federation

The English Bowling Federation was formed in 1945, although the grass roots of the Federation may well be traced back some 53 years earlier to the North-East of England, when the Northumberland and Durham Bowling Association adopted rules which differed from the stronger and more popular EBA - less stringent 'Laws of the Game' with regard to the condition of bowling greens - the use of ditches and banks was not compulsory - in effect any reasonable grassed and level area was considered suitable - and this, as well as a flexibility in hours of play was a boon to a work force then working much longer hours than is the case today.

Northern Ireland Bowling Association


Northern Ireland Women's Private Greens League

The NIWPGL is an association of 28 clubs affiliated to the Irish Women's Bowling Association (IWBA).

The English National Association of Visually Handicapped Bowlers

Formed in 1975 to provide, or to assist in the provision of, facilities to encourage visually impaired persons to play the game of bowls so that their conditions of life may be improved the Association is looked upon as one of the world leaders for blind bowls.

Welsh Bowls Association

The Association has 10 affiliated County Members: Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Mid Glamorgan, Mid Wales, Monmouthshire, Montgomeryshire, Pembrokeshire, South Glamorgan, Vale of Glamorgan, and West Glamorgan.

Welsh Bowls Federation - Undeb Bowlio Cymru

The WBF is an umbrella body with responsibility for issues common to all bowls associations and is made up of representatives from the five national governing bodies: The Welsh Bowling Association (WBA); The Welsh Indoor Bowls Association (WIBA); The Welsh Ladies Indoor Bowling Association (WLIBA); the Welsh Women’s Bowling Association (WWBA) and the Welsh Short Mat Bowls Association (WSMBA). The Welsh Bowls Coaching Association (WBCA) and Welsh Bowls Umpires Association (WBUA) are also represented.

Regional lawn bowling associations

Local lawn bowls associations

Other lawn bowls associations