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Sawtry And District Bowling Club

Junior Section

Below are some images of our growing junior section:

About the junior section, and what we provide.

Here at Sawtry Bowling Club interest in junior bowls is growing rapidly. The children of existing players naturally want to have a go at the sport they see their parents enjoying so much. But as bowls gets increasing publicity via TV / Internet coverage, and the national teams continue to have good success in competitions, more and more children and youths without bowling parents are becoming interested in the sport.

About Junior Bowling

The earliest age a child can start to get a feel for the sport is around age 5/6 years of age , using carpet bowls The best way to get started is to come along to our Wednesday session at 5.30pm to have a go to see if you enjoy, it really is fun.


We run numerous events for the Junior Section throughout the season including Club Competions, Family Fun Day and Bowling Competitions on Friday Morning )during Half Term) There are also under 16 leagues, for the more abled Juniors.


And if you’re worried about the cost of bowls and clothing for a sport they haven’t really tried yet, don’t worry Sawtry Bowling Club will supply bowls to try the game. If they like it, they can then usually play in their school trousers, and flat bottom trainers / plimsoles. Sawtry Bowling Club will provide a Club Top which can be hired at a cost of £5 per annum which can be swapped at anytime for a bigger size.


For ages approx 6-9 we recommend a set of carpet bowls or Junior Ace Bowls which are significantly smaller than the standard size bowl These are great for letting a young child have a go in an informal environment and to develop some basic skills.

For ages approx 8 to 11, we’d recommend a set of Taylor Junior Ace Bowls, especially if a child has begun playing at a club. They are made to the same standard and play in a very similar way to Taylor’s Ace model, enabling the development of bowling skills which will transfer easily to full size bowls later on. They are approximately 1 inch smaller in diameter than an adult bowl, making it easier to develop a proper grip, and they are available in a range of appealing colours: Red, Blue, Yellow and Orange.

For ages 12 and over, a child will start to use a standard bowl, choosing one of the smaller sizes, depending on the size of their hands. We will advise a junior player about when they need to move up to a larger bowl size.


The Cost of Junior Membership is £10 per year as opposed to Full Adult Membership of £55.00. There is an additional charge of £5 per year for the rental of the Club Shirt which will be provided.


All our Adult Coaches have DBS Clearance – Karen Leader is our Child Protection Officer,

Junior League

Date Where Time

Saturday 14th May


2 pm

Saturday 4th June


10:30 am

Saturday 23rd July


10:00 am

Generation Pairs

Date Where Time

Saturday 9th July


10:30 am