Bowls & Bowling Clubs in North Norfolk
Bowls Clubs in Norfolk have always been very popular and not just with the older population. It has enjoyed a comeback amongst the young and old. It is mostly played in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.Bowls belongs to the boules sport family, and so is related to bocce and pétanque. Bowls are designed to travel a curved path because of a weight bias which was originally produced by inserting weights in one side of the bowl. This is no longer permitted by the rules and bias is now produced entirely by the shape of the bowl.
During the summer months many people like to play the centuries old Lawn Bowls. During the winter months they retreat indoors to play Indoor Bowls on an artificial, matted surface. As a very popular, inexpensive sport, it attracts the sporting attentions of many thousands in the country. Norfolk has excellent venues for both types of game, with numerous club facilities for the enthusiast to enjoy. At Hopton-on-Sea, a world-class facility was built in 1998 for the staging of International Bowls events.