Chislet Colliery Welfare Association
Bowls Club
Chislet Colliery Welfare Association Bowls Club

Bowls - A Sport For All Ages


Bowls truly is "a sport for all" it can be played by all ages, abilities and sexes making it the perfect sport for all members of your family to enjoy together. Like all sports, the object of bowls is essentially simple, but to be able to play consistently well demands determination, concentration and practice. Free Training Sessions Available, No upper or lower age limits but children must be accompanied by an adult. Just come along on a Tuesday afternoon at 2.00p.m. during the season. Please wear flat shoes.

Chislet Colliery Welfare Association Bowls Club is located in the village of Hersden, four miles east of Canterbury. This village of 300 houses was designed and built around the 1920's by the Chislet Colliery Company to house the miners who worked at Chislet Colliery. The colliery was located on the south side of the A28, Margate to Canterbury Road and was operational between its commencement in 1914 and the final shift on 26th July 1969.

The club was formed in 1936 after the Coal Board provided land on the west side of the village, close to the Miners Welfare Club. The Club has continued to use, and care for, this green continuously since then.

The present Clubhouse, positioned on the north side of the green, provides a pleasant area from which to view the games as well as facilities for changing rooms, catering and a small licensed bar for members and their guests.

Improvements made recently have seen an enlarged re-fitted kitchen and additional facilities as well as alterations to the ladies changing room that provides modern facilities as well as improved access and egress via a front door from the green.

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Throughout the summer season, the club hosts a full programme of matches and competitions against other clubs and within its membership. We also host Charity Bowls Events, including fund-raising for the Air Ambulance and the Alzheimers Society.

A TRIPLES OPEN TOURNAMENT on SUNDAY 2nd JUNE 2019 will be held in aid of the Air Ambulance (Kent - Surrey - Sussex) For Application Form, please click here

The CHISLET OPEN BOWLS TOURNAMENT will be held on Sunday 23th June 2019 with a top cash prize plus cash prizes for runners-up.For Application Form please Click here

A TRIPLES OPEN TOURNAMENT will be held on SUNDAY 28th JULY 2019 in aid of the ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY. For Aplication Form, please click here

These are 'All Day' matches on a Sunday when food will be available, together with a bar. Any donations towards the Raffle would, of course be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Eamonn McGettrick, 01227 740586,

Qualified coaching, led by our fully accredited coach, Michael Blackband, can be made available for new members, who are always welcome to come along to practice sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoon.

Beyond the outdoor season, the club supports indoor matches against other local clubs and there are annual indoor matches arranged with other East Kent miners clubs. We also commence our own indoor social bowling activity at the Chislet Colliery Welfare Club Hall on Monday and Thursday evenings commencing this year in early October. Play is on our portable carpet rink and membership of the Welfare Club is not essential unless the full facilities of the Club Bar are required. New bowlers are welcome to come along at 7pm to try out the game of indoor bowls.

The Ladies AGM will be held at the Clubhouse on a date to be notified.

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting is to held at the Clubhouse on a date to be notified.

The 2019 Annual Dinner and Presentations will be held - subject to any other decision - this year on a date and venue to be notified during this season

During our 'closed' season, Chislet Bowling members also take advantage of the facilities offered at the Cliftonville Indoor Bowls Club. Dates of arranged games will be shown on the FIXTURES page. We also play Arena Bowls Club at Cliftonville for a Trophy over three games as well.

See the fixtures list and calendar of events

The Club are indebted to Mark Quinn, of Quinn Associates, who kindly donated the sum of £1000 in April 2019 to assist our financial position.

We are also grateful for the sponsorship of some of our events and provision of match scorecards by:

Quinn Associates donate £1000 to Club Funds and to assist with the purchase on new equipment.

Captain v Vice Captain
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Our Club are hosting a TRIPLES OPEN in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance on Sunday 2nd June
For an Application Form and Rules, please click here
17th April 2019
We are holding our CHISLET OPEN BOWLS TOURNAMENT on SUNDAY 23rd June 2019.

Clubs are invited to submit one/two mixed triples to take part in an all-day tournament at our Club at The Recreation Ground, Hersden, CT3 4HX.

1st Prize will be £90 per triple with cash prizes of £60 and £30 for 2nd and 3rd places.

Contact Eamonn McGettrick (Organiser) on 01227 740586 or e-mail: For application form, you can click here

Closing date is Monday 20th May so get in early!!!

10th March 2019
Please scroll down this page to see the details of our 2019 Open Tournaments.

Air Ambulance Day is 2nd June
Our own OPEN is 23rd June
The Alzheimers Society Day is on 28th July.

For details please contact Eamonn McGettrick.
9th March 2019

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