Welcome to the Website of Goring Manor Bowls Club (GMBC)

We are a young and friendly club (possibly the friendliest club in Worthing) playing at Field Place in Durrington. We are a mixed club and have a thriving men's and women's sections. We are large enough to have teams in the best leagues in the country yet not that big that we lose sight of the needs of every member in the club, whatever their ability.

Our outlook is threefold. We want to find the balance between

  • developing a team that can live at the very top of the bowls tree in West Sussex, alongside

  • providing competitive games against other clubs in the county for all of our members, and at the same time

  • providing plenty of green time for less competitive members to come along and enjoy a session of bowls with other players in the club and friends and family.

It can be daunting to join a new club, especially if you are on your own. We promise to provide a mentor for each new member. That mentor will see you through the early weeks,giving you playing tips and also guiding you through club procedures and good green behaviour.

We have a men's team playing in Division 2 of the West Sussex Bowls league (the strongest league in the county) and a lady's team playing in the 'Top Club' competition. We also play in the Stracey Shield (a strong mixed, more localised league) and the Brodie Tray (another mixed league aimed as an introduction to competitive league play). In addition to league matches we have arranged almost 50 friendlies at home and away against other clubs for this coming season and have also set aside 33 days for play between members of the club.

Lawn bowls is a great way to exercise, meet people and make new friends especially if you are new to the area.  We are particularly looking to attract new players to the game.

We also invite experienced players wishing to change clubs or are looking to return to the game to ring one of the numbers below.

If you are interested in coming along to try your hand at bowls, please contact Derek on 07979 603826. Alternatively email: club@goringmanorbc.co.uk,  or send a message via the message box.