Wollerton Bowls and Social Club

Founded in 1932, the club is one of the oldest bowling clubs in Shropshire. Our green overlooks open fields and it is thought to have been the first in the county to have floodlights installed.

Wollerton’s members are drawn from across the Market Drayton, Hodnet and surrounding areas. The Club is situated in Mill Road, Wollerton (map) and offers a warm welcome to anyone interested in joining us. No previous experience of bowling is necessary and the Club holds regular informal bowling sessions at which our qualified coaches can assist. For anyone who has a child/young person that may be interested in playing then we have a DBS checked Safeguarding Officer and qualified Coach. The current membership is diverse ranging from teenagers up to shall we say our more senior players. Indeed to prove you are never too old (or young) to play, the Club’s 2022 Player’s Player Award went to a member aged 87!

  • During the Spring and Summer months members can play informal Crown Green Bowls or participate in our growing range of social activities. For the more adventurous, the Club participates in both the Market Drayton and Whitchurch leagues on Monday and Thursday evenings respectively, and the Whitchurch and Market Drayton Seniors leagues which take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons respectively. 
  • During the Autumn and Winter months the Club holds relaxed informal, indoor short-mat bowls sessions on Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons plus recreational snooker sessions on Thursday evenings. 
  • Our growing range of Social activities take place throughout the year and include participating in local fairs; open days as well as quizzes and other games sessions. Alternatively Members can meet to chat and have a quiet drink.

The Club offers a free six week trial membership to anyone interested in seeing if Crown Green Bowling is for them. Our annual membership fees for 2023 are £35/year. Social membership is also available, currently £10/year, for non bowls players. If new to Crown Green Bowling and you wish to play in the leagues will also need to pay a one off fee that is currently £12 for registration with the British Crown Green Bowling Association.

For further information about the Club, membership or free trial membership, please contact the Chair, Bob Odle – tel: 07906 661520. Alternatively you can email us at wollertonbowls@gmail.com

AEDdonate community defibrillator

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our appeal in 2022 – the response was fantastic.  

We now have a fully installed defibrillator that is available to the Club and the wider community in Wollerton and Hodnet to use in an emergency.

Out of season on Monday evening and Thursday afternoons the club holds relaxed, indoor short-mat bowls sessions. There is also a recreational snooker session on Thursday evenings during these months. All members are welcome at these.