What is Bowl for Health?

‘Bowl for Health’ is a 6-8 week programme designed for complete newcomers to bowls, providing an overview of the basics and how to play a match.

The idea was developed and successfully piloted in 2017 by Formby Village Sports Club (formerly known as Holy Trinity Bowling Club) in Formby with support from MSP, and is now being rolled out by more clubs across Merseyside thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Liverpool City Council with support from our stakeholders.

Run by qualified and welcoming coaches and volunteers, older adults are being encouraged to feel the benefits of being more active by heading along to a Bowl for Health course near them. Taking part can give yourself a boost, feel more refreshed and is a great way to meet new people.

Sessions are suitable for complete beginners, with all equipment provided – anybody can join in and no previous experience of bowls or any other sport is required.

Merseyside sessions in 2022

Please come back and visit this page again in early 2022 for details of clubs running Bowl for Health sessions in 2022 in line with the latest social distancing and British Crown Green Bowling Association guidelines.  We are hoping that more clubs across Merseyside will be able to run Bowl for Health courses later in 2022.

If you can’t see a course taking place near you and would like to pre-register your interest and be contacted as soon as a course near you is planned then please contact Danny Woodworth via d.woodworth@merseysidesport.com to be notified directly.


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Further information for bowling clubs

If your bowling club falls under the area of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or on the Wirral and you’d be interested in finding out more about hosting a Bowl for Health course then please contact Danny Woodworth via d.woodworth@merseysidesport.com

Further information for commissioners

To see the wider impact that Bowl for Health has on the physical and mental health of participants then please click here or contact Danny Woodworth via d.woodworth@merseysidesport.com

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