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The Griff and Coton Bowling Club was established in 1912 and now forms part of the Griff and Coton Sports Club situated on the Heath End Road in Nuneaton. The Club has had a healthy membership and attracts members from surrounding towns and villages, while still retaining an extremely friendly atmosphere.
We have well maintained greens. Our clubhouse has all the usual facilities, tea, coffee and rest room and also has the Griff and Coton Sports Club to provide both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages together with snacks a mere 50 metres away.
Why not have a look at the History section of this website which includes video of the prestigious 2017 Televised British Senior Merit held at this club
Why not join us..
New members are always welcome
We have a very friendly approach to the game, and are always ready to welcome new members of all ages and abilities to join us. Tuition, equipment and advice is available for those who are new to the great game of crown green bowls.
Throughout the year we play a number of friendly matches, as well as league fixtures and friendly competitions. So if you’re looking for a very friendly and socially active club please come along and join us, you will be made very welcome.
We look forward to seeing you soon…
Crown Green bowls is mainly played in the North and Midlands of England, North Wales, and the Isle of Man.
The earliest reference to Crown Green bowls dates back to the 1870's, although it was not until 1888 that the game's first governing body was formed, the Lancashire and Cheshire Association. It was replaced by...
The British Crown Green Bowling Association (BCGBA), which was then called the National Amateur Crown Green Bowling Association. The word 'Amateur' was dropped in 1972. This body brought together all the County associations. The game was originally amateur only. Prize money was not allowed. Professional Players did exist, and they formed their own Professional Players Association, called the 'Panel'. They used to play daily matches in Lancashire . The games were played to 41 and bets were made on the games. The games are still played today, but generally to 21 points, and the games are not as well supported as they used to be. Because the Lancashire Association paid prize money, it was expelled from the parent association for not suspending players who played for money. Crown Green bowling has become more popular since the early 1970's and the number County Associations has increased from ten to sixteen. The game is spreading from its origin in Lancashire to other counties.
The Griff and Coton Sports and Miners Welfare Club grounds were opened in 1909 with land donated by the Arbury Estate for miners to use in their free time. Bowls started in 1912 and the main club opened in 1927 paid for by the miners of Griff No 4 and Griff Clara paying a penny out of their wages each week . Over the years the club has built strong sports sections with Crown Green Bowls and Cricket being the first sports to played quickly followed by Tennis and Football. Rugby and Netball were introduced in the 70’s and 80’s.