Like most other sport, indoor bowls was badly affected by the recent lockdowns and new Covid rules.

As a result, some 150 members of Thornbury Indoor Bowls Club were unable to play at all during the 2020/2021. Those 275 that were able to play only got seven weeks of play before the final lockdown stopped everything.

The club is now preparing for the start of the new season in September and whishes to strengthen its men’s, ladies and mixed squads.

“We are working on the assumption that we will be able to restart indoor bowling in September to some degree or other and would like to take this opportunity to invite any previous members who were unable to play this past year to re-join and also invite new members who wish to start bowling in September to discuss membership with us,” said chairperson Derek Olive.

“During Covid Secure Rules we were only able to play Triples, but hope to bring back Fours in September if allowed to do so.”

The club is based at Thornbury Leisure Centre and is based on a pay and play model on a five rink green, and has leagues playing five days per week in the morning, afternoon and evening.

The club also enters EIBA Club Representative Competitions.

Anyone interesting in joining should contact Robert Bertram at