The Victoria Bowling Club
The Victoria Bowling Club

Membership information

Thinking of joining us? You'll find useful information about our club and activities here in the form of questions and answers:

 

How do I become a Member of the Victoria Bowling Club..?
 
What is the address of the Victoria Bowling Club.. ?
 
What are the Club Fees..?
 
Does the Club cater for Beginners..?
 
 What is the Dress Code for Members..?
 
 Does the Club have Rules for Members..?
 
 What hours is the Club open for..?
 
 Can I play a trial first..?
 
 
How do I become a Member of the Victoria Bowling Club..?
 
Membership is by invitation and anybody interested in joining should contact the club requesting to speak to any committee member. New Members are usually introduced to the Club through existing members and are expected to have a proposer and seconder. Their proposer will ensure that they have the opportunity to visit the club to play and meet the President and members and have a pot of tea in the club house.
 
Membership is subject to approval by the General Committee.
Contact the Membership Secretary
 
 
What is the address of the Victoria Bowling Club..?
30 Trafford Road Norwich NR1 2QW;
tel: 07935 802290‬
 
 
What are the Club Fees..?
 
There is no joining fee. The annual membership subscription is currently £105 for a playing member.
 
Fees for playing in all evening and one day competition games is £2.50. For casual play (seven ends) the cost is £1.00 a game.
 
Extended competitions and other events additional fees apply.
 
 
Does the Club cater for Beginners..?
 
The Club has many members who never bowled before joining Victoria but who are now totally committed to the Club and its especially friendly atmosphere. Even if you have never played bowls before the Club would welcome you and assist in giving instruction and guidance to improve your game.
 
 
What is the Dress Code for Members..?
 
A new member might be surprised to see members playing bowls in casual clothing - no white shirts and grey flannels here! However it is smart casual, so no shorts or jeans please.
 
 
Does the Club have "rules" for Members..?
 
The Club has an unwritten code of conduct that all members are expected to adhere to. Many of these "rules" are just common sense and you will find versions in existence at all bowling clubs.
 
The Victoria does have "traditions" as well, that are peculiar to it, but respected and observed by all the members. For example:
 
On the completion of an end it is the leads that decide the scores, the winning number two who puts up the score on the score board and the losing number two who gathers the woods.
 
and
 
 When casting the cot at the start of an end thought should be given to the ability and strength of the other members in the group and the cot cast to a suitable length.
 
 
Can I play a trial first..?
 
Those who contact the club, with a view to membership, will have the opportunity to play a trial game first to be able to sample the club's facilities.
 
 
 What hours is the Club open for..?
 
 The Club is normally open from the last week in April until the end of September. Afternoon play starts at 1-30pm and lasts until 4-30pm excepting Thursday. On Thursday and Saturday play is from 9-30am to 12-30pm . On Tuesday and Friday, there is play from 4pm until finished. Other events start and finish times vary according to the type of competition
 

Address:

The Victoria Bowling Club

30 Trafford Road

Norwich

NR1 2QW

07935802290 07935802290

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