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Looking For A Club To Call Your Own?

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  • The Hillsboro Bowls Club, founded in 1925, is on the market, with management hoping to sell the section for $6 million to $8m.
  • The 7975sqm site, about the size of a rugby field, is located about half way between the CBD and Auckland International Airport, at 16 Hillsborough Rd.
  • The existing clubhouse of 661sqm is included in the sale along with smaller outer buildings
  • An underground carpark, upgraded clubroom and state-of-the-art indoor green were being investigated.

You can read this Bowls New Zealand story at this link.

Worlds Oldest Bowls Ban

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  • Chesterfield Bowling Club in Derbyshire is believed to date back to 1294.
  • But a former member said the club was losing money because of its ageing and dwindling membership, and warned it would close without female members.
  • He said the members were “traditionalists” rather than being “sexist”.
  • “Some were frightened to death that I wanted to introduce ladies.

The BBC has this story of bowls sexism here.