The Club

Frant Bowls Club is based in Frant, East Sussex. Its green is adjacent to Frant Memorial Hall and is on the Bells Yew Green Road on the opposite side to the cricket pitch. For GPS users the post code is TN3 9ED. Please go to the location page for a map or directions.

Frant Bowls Club September 2021Frant Bowls Club September 2021

Everyone - experienced or absolute beginner, young or old, is made welcome to the club. Equipment is supplied and all we ask is that you wear shoes without heels. If you are new to the game then we are able to offer unofficial coaching by experienced bowlers.

Ordinarily matches are played most Saturday afternoons and Wednesday evenings during the outdoor season, which starts around the middle of April and continues until mid September. Informal roll-up sessions for members and non-members are normally held from 4.30pm on Tuesdays. Please feel free to contact one of the contacts listed.

There is an associated short mat club which is based in Frant Memorial Hall where roll-ups are held most Tuesdays and Thursdays during the winter season unless there is a match on that day.

The Green

The green was not at its best at the start of the 2022 season. During the previous two seasons the budget for green maintenance had to be reduced and it showed. However, with fixtures now literally back on the cards the green has responded well to rescue treatment and now looks good as well as providing a good bowling surface. Those members who are on the rota for mowing the green and the one for maintaining the surrounds have all done a good job of making the green fit for a jubilee and a centenary.

A Special Day

Frant celebrated Her Maj's platinum jubilee on June 3rd and the bowls club's members were on the green all day welcoming all and sundry to come and have a go at bowls. It was busy for most of the time with aspiring bowlers of all ages either having a go for the first time or in some cases returning to a sport they had played years ago and considering a return to the game. We are all hopeful that some of these will reappear at our Tuesday roll-ups and we'll get them signed up as members. Unfortunately the Tuesday roll-up on June 7th didn't happen because there was an away match against Wadhurst on that day, but as that is the only Tuesday game we have there are plenty of Tuesdays for people to come along at around 4.30pm and get introduced to bowls.

We're almost there!

At the time of writing our centenary match is almost upon us. 10th July is the day. 2.30pm is the time. We will be playing a match against four of the clubs that were our opponents in the early days of Frant Bowls Club: Rotherfield, Wadhurst, Uckfield and Groombridge. Each of these clubs will field a team of three and Frant will play these triples simultaneously. The picture Frant Bowls Club 1925of the club in the 1920s with members standing by the village hall shows it was much smaller in those days but the members were well turned out. After July 10th there should be another historic picture showing the club's centenary. Everyone and anyone will be welcome to witness this event.

What's occurring?

Last Match
Last match: Sat, July 2nd versus Bayham & Lamberhurst.
Next Match
Next match is against Grove Bowling Club on Wed, July 13th at 18.00 at home. Dress: Greys, format: 4 mixed triples.
Forthcoming Events
On Sun, July 10th at 14.30, Centenary Match. Venue: The Green.