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 with support from MSP, and is now being rolled out by more clubs across Merseyside thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Liverpool City Council with support from our stakeholders.

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.

Sessions are suitable for complete beginners, with all equipment provided – anybody can join in and no previous experience of bowls or any other sport is required.

Sessions in 2020

We’re currently working with bowls clubs across Merseyside to organise new Bowl for Health courses in spring 2020. 

If you’re interested in taking part in a session and would like to be the first to hear about new courses available then please contact Danny Woodworth via and we will be in touch once a course is organised in your area.  Plus keep checking back here for updates!


Further information for bowling clubs

If your bowling club falls under the area of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or on the Wirral and you’d be interested in finding out more about hosting a Bowl for Health course then please contact Danny Woodworth via

Further information for commissioners

To see the wider impact that Bowl for Health has on the physical and mental health of participants then please visit or contact Danny Woodworth via


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