Arclight Bowls Club

Our new club sign

We have just installed a new club sign on Shrub End Road, similar to the one that was already above our gate to the green.

A special thanks goes to the installation team - Robbie Willis, Dean Ritchie, Jack Kennedy, Mike Stevenson. Pete and Karen Leatherdale. Thanks also goes to Doug Davies who designed the signs.

Latest News


Boswell Cup

Congratulations to Pauline Head, Liz Tunn and Ian Norman who were the winnings of the Boswell Cup on 2 September. This is a particular triumph for Pauline Head as this is her first season bowling. (See photo in Photo Archives)


We are The Champions

Congratulations to the Arclight Ladies' Team who have won the North West Essex League for the third year in succession. This is a brilliant performance by our Ladies' Team. Well done!


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


Essex Albert Crabb Winners 2017

County Champions

North Essex Fours Winners

Tony Saye, Robbie Willis, Neil Crockford, Doug Davies


Arclight men's first Essex County winners since 1996

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

Arclight - where bowls is fun for everyone!