Bowl for Health

What is Bowl for Health?

‘Bowl for Health’ is an eight week programme designed for complete newcomers to bowls, providing an overview of the basics and how to play a match.

The idea was developed and successfully piloted in 2017 by Holy Trinity Bowling Club in Formby, and is now being rolled out by more clubs across Sefton and Liverpool thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund and with support from MSP and its Foundation, Active Sefton and Liverpool City Council.


Run by qualified and welcoming coaches, older adults are being encouraged to feel the benefits of being more active by heading along to a Bowl for Health course near them. Taking part can give yourself a boost, feel more refreshed and is a great way to meet new people.  Suitable for complete beginners, with all equipment provided – anybody can join in and no previous experience of bowls or any other sport is required.



We are delighted to announce two new Bowl for Health courses running in Liverpool in spring 2019:

  • Mossley Hill Bowling Club (L18 8BX) starts 11.00am to 12.00pm Tuesday 5th March 2019 (running at the same time for eight weeks) – to book your place please contact Arthur Carson on 07786 374472 or email
  • West Derby Recs Bowling Club (Mill Lane, L12 7JA – n.b. not to be confused with West Derby Bowling Club on Hayman’s Green) starts 10.30am to 11.30am Monday 4th March 2019 (running at the same time for eight weeks) – to book your place please contact Pat Hughes on 07811 779760 or email


Courses running in 2019:

  • Victoria Park Bowling Club (Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RR) starts 10.00am to 12.00pm Saturday 11th May 2019, running for six weeks – to book your place please contact Paul Crummey on 07816 287273 or

Further information

For further information about Bowl for Health please contact Danny Woodworth on or call 0151 427 3889.

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