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Social Bowls

Social Bowls are played in a friendly, fun-filled and relaxed atmosphere. Social Bowls can be run differently from club to club, however, these events are essentially about getting a group of people together and putting down some bowls for fun. Social Bowls may still include scoring and prizes for winners, but the focus is enjoying the game. Clubs will provide bowls for use for players who do not have their own and there are no clothing requirements, although clubs may have request flat-soled shoes or for players to go barefoot. Bowls Australia have developed a great Social Bowls programme called Jack Attack, which has been adopted by many clubs in Western Australia. To book a Social Bowls event or to find out more, contact your local club.


Barefoot Bowls is a close variation on Social Bowls, with players participating, as the term suggests, barefoot. This feeling of freedom tends to relax most players, encouraging a more informal and fun mood throughout play. Whilst some clubs have organised specific Barefoot Bowls days, the game can be connected with any type of activity, whether it’s a birthday party, Christmas party, special event or just a catch up with friends. Contact your local club to book your game of Barefoot Bowls or find out more.


Corporate bowls are organised bowls events. Generally this will be in the form of a competition held over several weeks with local businesses, community groups or club sponsors entering teams to compete. Although an organised event the competition is generally more relaxed, fun and social in nature. Apart from flat soled shoes or playing barefoot as requirements to protect the green surface no bowls specific clothing is needed. Clubs may also welcome Corporate Bowls events can also be held as one-off competitions within an individual organisation or business. These are often in the form of a team building, corporate social day or Xmas party. Contact your local club to find out if they have a Corporate Bowls event or to book a Corporate bowls day.