Bowls England organise a programme of celebration matches as recognition and as a reward for the brilliant work that affiliated clubs are doing; the matches can acknowledge significant milestones or achievements at a clubs.
Celebration matches are played by 24 players from the club and a team of 24 player representing Bowls England. They are traditionally been held between April – September on Tues, Wed and Thurs afternoons. Any affiliated club can apply to host a Celebration Match.
Host clubs are requested to cover the cost of the Bowls England team to participate in the match and for catering, however if members of the Bowls England team bring a guest to the meal, the club may charge the guest but this must be directly administrated by the club.
If you would like to apply to host a Celebration Match you will need to complete an application form which can be found here. Please note that applications should be received by 28th February the year before the club wishes the Celebration Match to take place. For example if your Celebratory year is 2023 you must apply by 28th February 2022.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.