History

1930

Bryn Newydd Bowling Club was established in 1928 on the recreational space surrounded by The Circle, East Avenue and West Avenue on the newly constructed Bryn Newydd estate.

 

Annual subscriptions were set at two Guineas (£2.10) for men and one Guinea (£1.05) for Ladies.

 

The green and clubhouse were leased from the developer, Mr Newey, until 1943 when he generously donated  them to the people of Prestatyn.

 

The ladies made a significant contribution to the development of the club and made up most of the 

membership but they weren't allowed to vote on club matters until 1948!

 

In addition to bowling, the members organised many social events and days out and the club became a true asset to the community.

Until the late 1970's the club played friendly matches against local clubs on a regular basis and in 1978 joined the Clwydian Senior Citizens League followed by a second team in 1997 and a third in 2007. In 2008 a team was entered in to the Vale of Clwyd League and 2018 saw Bryn Newydd enter a team in to the North Wales Coast League for the first time.

The club is continually looking to improve and recruit new members in order to ensure that in 2028 we can celebrate our centenary in style thanks to the efforts of our members past and present.

 

Green and Clubhouse

Our green is located in the Bryn Newydd area of Prestatyn. It is surrounded by large residential properties and like most bowling greens it is well hidden from public view which is a shame.

It is one of the biggest and best in the area (we think so anyway!). 

It measures approximately 40m square and has bumps and dips to test the most talented bowlers.

Our greenkeeper also does an excellent job looking after the bushes, trees and shrubs surrounding the green making it one of the best locations in the area.

Generally speaking the green is open from March until October although it may be closed occasionally so that essential maintenance work can be carried out. From November until February it is open subject to weather conditions and winter maintenance work.

In 2012 the original clubhouse was extended and brought up to current standards for accessibility and safety. New toilet facilities and a new kitchen were installed as part of the refurbishment which doubled the available floor space.

In recent years we have also undertaken a number of improvements to the green facilities. A new shelter has been built and additional seating made available for players and spectators. Safety barriers have also been installed around the green. 

 

Members

Our members come from all walks of life and we all contribute our skills in one way or another to ensure the smooth running of the club.

The club is run by a committee which oversees all work and club development and all members are encouraged to offer views and suggestions for discussion.

We have a group of volunteers who carry out as much of the club maintenance as possible to help keep costs down and catering volunteers ensure that refreshments are always forthcoming at the various events we host throughout the year.

 

We are a very friendly bunch who have grown to love the game of bowls. We often get together off the green for meals, evenings in the local pub or meeting up for coffee.

 

Fees

Crown Green bowling is probably one of the least expensive activities you will find.

Our fees for 2019 are as follows:

 

Full Member - £45      Social Member - £10      Junior Member - £5 

Bowling Fees for Social/Visitors - £2 per session

There are no further green fees for Full/Junior Members except on match days

and for club competitions.

To safeguard the welfare of Junior members and visitors under the age of 18 they must be

accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Visitors under the age of 18 must also be under the supervision of a club member

who is a qualified Youth Coach with a valid DBS Certificate.

To download/print a Membership Application Form 

click on the button below

and, when completed, return it to the clubhouse.