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Royal Mail Woods Bowls Club, Colchester

About Us

Royal Mail Woods Bowls Club is a lawn bowls club that is open to all ages and abilities throughout the spring / summer months of April to September.

The club consists of a mixture of male and female members, who have the option of playing the game at a variety of different levels, ranging from competitive leagues, to organised friendly matches, internal club competitions, and social / practice games.

Historically, the Club membership was formed from employees of the Royal Mail and Woods organisations, but today it is open to anyone that wants to play the sport.

If you are interested in becoming a member, or trying the sport, please view the Membership page of this website.

New to Bowls?

The majority of people find bowls an easy sport to start playing, because the basic skills are not too difficult, and it does not require any great physical strength or athletic ability. A few practice games will quickly get you familiar with the rules and etiquette, and help you understand the scoring system and order of play.

Once armed with the basic skills and knowledge, you can start playing in matches, where the environment is friendly and sociable, mixed with a competitive spirit.
After the match, it is common practice to retire to the clubhouse for refreshment, where you can chat and reflect on the successes or shortfalls in the day's play.


Social Events

The Club organises key social events throughout the summer, which are open to members and guests. The list of events includes quizzes, barbecues, and a Gala Dinner, which are held in the well-equipped Clubhouse.