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Bowls, Crown Green

Bowls, Crown Green

Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association
41 Llys-y-Wern
Sychdyn
Mold
Flintshire
CH7 6BJ
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Website: www.wcgba.com

Date established: 1927
Disciplines: Crown green bowls at all levels.

Committee Structure:
The Association is governed by an Executive Committee which meets six times a year. There are two Technical Sub-Committees – Development and Finance.

Regional Structure:
Comprises four geographical areas: Flintshire, Glyndwr, Gwynedd, and Wrexham and District.

Relationship to National Bodies:
The Association is a Member Association of the British Crown Green Bowling Association.
International Relations:

Publications:

Membership Figures:

1991

1996

1999

2000

2001

2002

Clubs

119

119

117

Adult Members

4,371

4,365

4,182

4,170

Junior Members

134

163

171

162


Additional Information

Bowls Participation
(n.b. this information covers both lawn and crown green bowls.)

Outdoor bowls participation has shown a slight decline in recent years. Indoor participation has fallen more sharply. In both cases the decline has been more marked in male participation.

Outdoor Bowls - % Adult Participation (aged 15+)

1991/92

1993/94

1995/96

1997/98

1998/99

2000/01

2002/03

Male

1.5

1.7

1.8

1.4

1.2

1.1

0.9

Female

0.6

0.4

0.5

0.7

0.4

0.3

0.4

Total

1.0

1.1

1.1

1.0

0.8

0.7

0.7



Indoor Bowls - % Adult Participation (aged 15+)

1991/92

1993/94

1995/96

1997/98

1998/99

2000/01

2002/03

Male

2.1

1.7

1.9

1.9

1.6

1.5

0.8

Female

0.9

0.9

0.9

1.0

1.1

0.8

0.6

Total

1.5

1.3

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.1

0.7



Participation in outdoor bowls is highest in the Vale of Glamorgan, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Conwy, Powys and Wrexham; indoor participation is highest in the Vale of Glamorgan, Pembrokeshire, Denbighshire, Ceredigion and Blaenau Gwent. Both indoor and outdoor bowlers had played an average of two times in the past 4 weeks.

Profile of Bowlers (n.b. this information covers both lawn and crown green bowls.)

There are around twice as many male as female bowlers, but the gap is narrower for indoor bowls. The majority of indoor and outdoor bowlers are aged over 55. For outdoor bowlers participation is highest in social groups B and C, whilst for indoor bowlers the highest rates are in social groups A, B and C1.

Provision for Crown Green Bowls

Crown green bowls is played on outdoor natural turf crown greens, located mainly in North Wales.