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Arclight Bowls Club

Free Bowls Taster Sessions

We are holding two free taster sessions for people who may be interested in taking up bowls.


Saturday 11 May 2019


Sunday 19 May 2019


Please click on the link in the menu for further details.

We are offering any new bowler joining Arclight Bowls Club, for the 2019 summer season, a reduced membership fee of only £25 for the first season. This gives you unlimited access to our bowling green and club facilities, as well as the opportunity to play in leagues and competitions.

Please use our Contact Us page to download an application form.

Welcome to Arclight Bowls Club

We are a friendly mixed lawn bowls club situated at the West End Sports Ground in Eudo Road, Colchester. The club caters for all levels of skill and experience and with members ranging from beginners to international bowlers. The Club has good facilities including easy car parking and a well stocked licensed bar.

For the experienced bowler we offer an extensive fixture list fielding a variety of Ladies, Men’s and Mixed teams into 5 local leagues as well as County and National Competitions. For the more social bowler various friendly matches are available throughout the season in addition to weekly club nights and competitions.

During the playing season, from the beginning of May to the end of September, our green is open to members to play from 10.30am to dusk and the bar is open most evenings of the week.


New members are always very welcome and tuition and equipment can be provided for beginners. In order to spread the costs of starting a new sport we offer reduced rate membership packages for the first and second years of membership. Weekend only membership packages are also available, which may be more suitable for those unable to bowl during the week.

If you would like to try bowls then we would like to meet you – YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME.

Neil Crockford


Arclight Bowls Club

Bulb Energy

If you are interested in using 100% green electricity for your home and at the same time raising funds for Arclight Bowls Club then you may be interested in switching your home energy supplier for your electricity and gas.

Click here for further details.

Horse Race Night

Saturday 1 June 2019 7:00 pm


Following on from last season's very successful and enjoyable evening we are holding another Race Night, by popular demand. Full details on our Social Events page.


Opening Day 2019

A glorious afternoon enjoyed by everyone.

Latest Club News


Congratulations to Liz Tunn, Jill Nicholson and Pam Smith for reaching the quarter finals of the Ladies County Triples. Unfortunately they lost by one shot in the quarter final to a team from Tiptree. (see bowls news for details)

Congratualtions to our Sudbury Triples team who had an 8-0 win away at West End on Thursday 16 May.

Barry Gosling wins the Colchester Indoor Club's  Points Competition, in only his first season. (see bowls news)

If you fancy playing bowls for Colchester Borough, there is an entry form, and details of games, on the noticeboard in the clubhouse for names of those who are interested.

A full list of bowls competition and league entries for the 2019 season is now on our Bowls News webpage

Twenty five new bowlers joined our bowls club during the 2018 season. If you are interested in joining our club, regardless as to whether you have bowled before,  please get in touch. Click on Contact Us in the menu, we would love to hear from you.

Our Visitors' Chat Page is active. We would welcome any feedback and comments from Club Members or visitors. Please click on the link in the menu.

Arclight Saints

TMJ Indoor Trophy

Runners Up 2019