PARKSIDE BOWLS CLUB
A BrIef History
Recently we discovered Parkside Bowls Club won the first division trophy in 1967, which we think was part of the Factory League at that time. Unfortunately, we cannot verify this fact but believe Parkside Bowls Club existed long before our records here show,
In 1981 John Brown, the WGC League Secretary was also Parkside Bowls Club secretary. He began 'Learner' courses to introduce new players to the sport of lawn green bowls. These courses proved very successful and two teams competed in the WGC League, namely Parkside and Beehive. However the number of members declined and after the 1982 season the Parkside team was dropped.
In 1983 five of the 'Learners' elected to retain the Parkside Club and has competed in the League successfully ever since.
Parkside Bowls Club has approximately 30 members and enters two teams in the Welwyn Hatfield Bowls League, now known as Parkside Greens and Parkside Woods as well as one team in the East Herts League. Our Ladies, although only having approximately 10 members, still enter the St Albans Ladies Bowls Association Friday League. We still play in many friendly games during the season and also have our club roll up days, Monday, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays (Friendlies Permitting). Anyone wishing to try bowls will always be made welcome at any of our roll up days.
2019 was a very successful year for Parkside Bowls Club. Firstly our Greens team were Champions of Division 1 in the Welwyn Hatfield League and our Woods team had their best season finishing 3rd in Division 2.
Our East Herts Team finished mid table in their first season in Division 2 in the East Herts League.
The Meaning of Our Club Badge
3 Oak Trees as we are based in a Garden City
3 Bowls as we are a bowling club
The Crown as our home games are played at King George V Playing Fields
The Hart as we are affiliated to the Hertfordshire Bowls Association