The members of Potternewton Park Bowling Club recently celebrated the opening of their brand-new hut, following a long and cold 12 months with no amenities.

In September of last year, the hut that had been there for many years was broken into and burnt down by vandals. Leeds City Council inspected the damage and agreed that the hut needed to be replaced and finally, the club cut the ribbon to the shiny new metal cabin late last month.

The bowling club has an active winter programme, and the members are thankful that they do not have to play another winter with no toilets or hot drinks, particularly as some people come a long way to play. They are now delighted that they can provide hot drinks to participants and spectators alike.

The friendly club are seeking new members to boost their numbers and join the team. Anybody can play from around age 7 upwards, there is no age limit, and no previous experience is necessary, as there are always people on hand to show newcomers how to play. Chairman of the club Susan Richards says “Bowls has a reputation for being an activity for the elderly. This is not true, I was in my 30’s when I started playing, and you make so many friends. We will make everyone feel welcome so why not come along and give it a try – you don’t know if you like it until you do!”

If you are interested in joining Potternewton Bowling Club please contact the Secretary by emailing;


or calling 0790 6841715

The bowling club are also offering a competition for a two-hour introduction to bowls for a child age 7 +

To enter go to the competition page


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