Fairfield Bowling Club – Over 100 Years Young/
We are a small but successful lawn bowling club in the leafy suburb, established in 1913 and with a proud history behind us we are still going strong.
We have a proud reputation of being a club that prides itself in being small and a bit “quirky”. New members and guests will find us a welcoming club where players of all abilities are equally at home. Not only do we bowl together but we socialise together. We pride ourselves in our support for each other and celebrate and commiserate as a club.
Competitive Bowls are played against other clubs. Why not join us to get a chance to play a social but competitive sport? Do you fancy a game where both you and your partner and/or family can play together? Did you know that bowls is an open-gender sport and is available for players of all ages? Fairfield offers teams on Saturdays and Tuesdays over the summer months plus has some weekday evenings on offer. Don’t feel that you need to be an expert player to start as we can offer coaching and a chance to find yourself in an appropriate division.
If you would like to learn to play bowls and have lots of great laughter and fun doing it, phone the club on +31736411665 and leave a message or Contact us for details or call into the club when you see members playing or working.
Bowling Club History : 1913 – 2006 Over the years, area has prospered into a suburb that most people would want to live in. Easy access to the city, a friendly living environment, not to mention the leafy, tree lined streets that can’t help but make you relaxed. Bowling Club has grown with it since 1913, into the terrific club we have now. Here’s how it happened, from the start.
Early in 1913, local identity Sir MacPherson Robertson (known by Australians through MacRobertson Chocolates) indicated to Fairfield residents that he was willing to offer the use of his property known as “Carmalia” as a recreation club. A public meeting was called to discuss this most generous donation on 21st January, and at that meeting the Fairfield Bowling, Croquet & Tennis Club was formed. With 23 bowling members for the first year, the fees were set at two pounds two shillings and the club officially opened on Saturday 8th February. The club heralded its’ first club champion, Mr.F.Guerrero in 1918. Sir MacPherson Robertson remained an important figure at the club in those early years, remaining president until the end of the decade.