MERRIWA AFA Bowling Club

19, Hughie Edwards Drive, Merriwa 6030
Phone: 9400 3643

  Our Club membership enjoys:

  Pennant bowling for the serious men and women players

  Plenty of competitive social bowling

  Excellent coaching for newcomers to the sport

  Regular social activities in superb clubhouse facilities


  TUESDAYS - Open pairs (12.30 - 1pm)

  WEDNESDAYS - Ladies social bowls (12.30 - 1pm)

  THURSDAYS - Social bowls (12.30 - 1pm)

  SATURDAYS - Social bowls (12.30 - 1pm )

  SUNDAYS - Scroungers (9.30 - 10am)​​


Please be aware that the dispensation allowed by BowlsWA for the wearing of blue pants during last season has now expired and all Pennant players will now be required to wear full uniform, including blue pants.

MERRIWA AFA Bowling Club will be playing on synthetic greens from around the middle of September following six months of negotiations to rip up A and B greens and replace them with an artificial surface.
RAAFA management and the manufacturing company of a product known as Ultra Pro Dry Gold met to finalise details on Wednesday.
The company, Evergreen Synthetic Bowling Greens are considered to be WA's leaders in this field and have recently installed greensat North Beach and Wanneroo.
This development will be the major thrust of President Ian Edgar's goal of recruiting 40 new players in the next 12 months. He was present at the meeting and his reaction can be found in his column. Go to 'Sundries News' or click here to read the column.
President Ian Edgar's August column is now on line - click here or go to 'Sundries News'

FOUR ladies braved the elements to try their hand at bowls at the start of our recruitment campaign on Sunday. Marie, Sue, Pam and Robyn are pictured with our two captains, Len Paterson and Maggie Edgar. Despite the wind and rain, all four promised to come again. The club will be open to potential new members every Sunday from 2 to 4pm until the start of the new season. The four came along as a result of a leaflet drop in Merriwa and other areas to be targeted are Ridgewood and Mindarie.
Innaloo Ladies Indoor Winter League: August 7: Merriwa 38, Mosman Park 28Roberta Creswell, Lorraine Briggs, Ronda Macgregor, Mavis Price; 21-14 Kaye Gedling, Marj Morton, Liz Kuipers, Mimi van Heeswijk; 17-14
August 21 v Hollywood/Subiaco: Gayle Harding, Lyn Sibson, Liz Kuipers, Ellaine Joplinge, Kaye Gedling, Marj Morton, Ronda Macgregor, Mimi van Heeswijk (no stickers)
LENNY SNELL and Gil Barr, combined age approaching 200, have been made honorary life members of the bowls club.
Lenny, a survivor of the Japanese bombing of Darwin in World War Two, has played pennant bowls virtually from day one at Merriwa, having begun his career in Adelaide in 1958.
He was still using the same bowls in the 2017/18 season when he was well into his nineties before an unfortunate fall brought his playing days to a ‘premature’ end.
Gil joined the Club in October 2004. He played pennants from the time of joining until last season although his appearances became less frequent.
Gil has been active member on the match committee for 12 of the last 13 years and has been a great supporter of ladies’ gala day, providing masses of plants for sale, propagated by himself.
He is a master of the bowling arm and has taught many Merriwa players, including current ladies champion Marilyn Bradbury and 2017 men’s champion, Ian Edgar.

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