Updated: Dec 11, 2021
Bowls Big Weekend 2022: 27-29 May 2022
According to Bowls England 'Bowls Big Weekend 2021' was a 'phenomenal success' and plans are now being drawn up for the 2022 version. I am not aware of too much happening in Yorkshire on that weekend but maybe some clubs would like to report on what they did and what the outcome was. Tell Us
Bowls Big Weekend 2021 was mainly aimed at Lawn Bowls but Crown Green was also encouraged to participate as well. It was all a little hasty last year with the interference of the pandemic disrupting plans and creating uncertainty about any event going ahead. Maybe the take-up will be better in 2022 and goodness knows we need to support such initiatives to help promote our sport at this difficult time.
This is what Bowls England has said about Bowls Big Weekend
Bowls Big Weekend 2021 was a phenomenal success, with thousands of new visitors to clubs across the country over a sun-drenched weekend in May. And 2022 promises to be even better!
The Bank Holiday has moved with our patron, Her Majesty The Queen's, Platinum Jubilee the following week. To avoid clashing with these celebrations and to ensure we generate maximum media attention, Bowls’ Big Weekend will take place over three days from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th May 2022, which will allow clubs plenty of time to attract new players across the weekend.
We will be passing on more details as they are released over the coming months but basically it is about encouraging people to have a go at bowling. Invite them along to your green at set times over the weekend. Make them welcome. Provide some woods for them to try out the game. Help with some basic tuition.
If last year is any guide then Bowls England will be providing free posters and advertising material to help promote the local events so we will keep you informed about that as things develop. There was also some national advertising of the scheme and hopefully there will be more of the same this time around. Now is the time to raise the matter within your own club to see what you can come up with to help create interest and drive some enthusiasm into recruiting new members for the new season. It is your club's future that is at stake.