The COVID19 pandemic has almost faded from memory.
We are all looking forward to a full season of action on the green, with all the usual tea and chat in the pavilion.
The fixture-list for 2023 (see other pages) is now almost finalised, and a full programme from May to September, will be played. The Croydon Area Bowls League has been revitalised and now features ten local teams. The Borough of Croydon Bowling Association provides some team knockout competitions in mid summer. There are entries in the Borough, County and National singles competitions this year.
You don't have to be an athlete to put on the Ashburton Park shirt and represent Addiscombe and Woodside against our local rivals from around the Borough. As a Park club, we are always the underdogs, but have shown that we can win trophies and show the posh clubs how to play. If this is the sort of motivation you enjoy, come and pay us a visit!
More and more people are starting to play bowls, the perfect antidote to lockdown frustration. You can try for free, and may pay-as-you-go if you don't want to commit to full membership right away. We're here at 14:00 nearly every day, and will gladly show you how the game is played, and how good it is to stand in the summer sun, on the big lawn, under a big sky, feeling active and alive!
On a cold winter's day, rolling heavy balls around on the grass, feels like an impossible mountain to climb. It's the same for beginners and veterans alike. Yet after a few weeks of practice in the sun and fresh air, anything seems possible, and the packed fixture programme provides ample opportunity to apply the lessons you have learnt and the fitness you have acquired.
Please use the email contact form below, or the email address shown, or one of the following telephone numbers,
to ask about the club's activities, and book a viewing of the premises.
We are based at:
Lower Addiscombe Rd
entrance at spicy.clouds.shed
Lat 51.3855, Lon -0.0679 (branded.yards.begin)
BUSES: 130, 197, 289, 312, 367.
TRAM to WOODSIDE or Blackhorse Lane.
There is a carpark entrance in Tenterden Road.
Our email address is:
for more information please contact:
Peter Mason - Secretary