Collingwood Bowling Club in North Shields has a mission is to provide a superb outdoor bowling green with excellent facilities to bring the community into the game of bowls.
The summer season ended in mid-September with the club hosting a very successful friendly versus a Scottish under 25s representative team. The weather wasn’t particularly kind but a good time was held by all in between the showers and during the after-game buffet. Next summer season, Collingwood Bowling Club will look to host many more of these types of games which give an ideal opportunity for newer members to sample a friendly level of competitive team bowls.
Although the summer outdoor playing season is at an end, the progressive work to improve the quality of the playing surface continues on throughout the winter months. The Club started in November 2014 with a totally neglected park and through the endeavours of its members have transformed it back to life. The green has been dramatically improved but work is still underway to bring it to a very high standard.
The other work being progressed at the moment is to gain the necessary Council permissions to extend and improve the club pavilion, plus gain the vital funding to finance the project. The Club are at a critical stage in this project and would hope to have full success with both the permissions and the funding well before next summer.
The club continues to meet throughout the winter months to keep in touch with members and any interested guests by holding fundraising coffee mornings on the last Saturday of every month (excepting December) from 11.00am to 12.30pm at the club pavilion.
If you are interested in taking up bowls, please feel free to come along to one of the winter coffee mornings – you’ll be made most welcome.
For more information visit the website: www.collingwoodbowlingclub.co.uk
Collingwood Bowling Club (charity reg.no. 1170096), Heaton Terrace Bowling Park, Heaton Terrace, North Shields. NE29 7LY.