In 1989, inspired by an idea from a local retired mineworker, Thringstone Bowling Club was created by a number of interested people from the local community. With a management committee in place, they arranged to rent the facility from the Local Council and proceeded to organise the Bowling Club on a formal basis.
In conjunction with the Local Council, a clubhouse and changing areas were provided, and with additional work on the bowling green by volunteers, the facility was brought up to Leicestershire County standards. This allowed the Club to be affiliated to the Leicestershire Bowling Association and Bowls England and become registered to play competition bowls in all the local leagues.
In 2003 it was identified that the existing clubhouse was totally inadequate for the Club’s needs and a project was launched to replace it, but it took 7 years for this to happen using funding from North West Leicestershire District Council and the Leicestershire branch of the National Union of Mineworkers to whom the Club is eternally grateful.
The next improvement was to provide the Club with a higher quality, truer playing surface. So a year later, in 2011, the bowling green was taken up, reconstructed, re-levelled and seeded ready for use in 2012.
In July 2012, the Club was awarded £49,482 by Sport England Inspired Facilities to fund the upgrade of the Club’s facilities. These upgrades included new changing rooms, a covered spectator area to the front of the clubhouse, flood lighting for the green, a perimeter slab pathway around the green and security cameras. The Development work started in October 2012 and was completed before the start of the new bowls season in April 2013.
In 2012 the Club decided to work towards Clubmark Accreditation which culminated in the Club being successful in gaining their Clubmark Certificate in June 2013.
During 2012 and 2013 four Club Members qualified as Level 2 Club Coaches. The Club Coaches are currently actively engaged in coaching children in local primary schools and scouts huts as part of a programme to introduce bowls to this age group.
The Club now has a flourishing Junior Section for young people age 9 to 18. Further development of the Club facilities was completed in 2017 with the installation of a new toilet block consisting of gents and ladies toilets and a disability unit. This was made possible following an award from BIFFA, supported by North West Leicestershire District Council, of just over £26000. Currently, the Club are planning to refurbish the Clubhouse, particularly the kitchen area.
Thringstone Bowling Club is pleased to acknowledge and thank the following Sponsors,Supporters and Suppliers
|AAA Private Hire Taxis Shepshed Ltd – 01509 504488||B&H Midland Services, (Bowls Equipment) Melton Mowbray||Affordable Tree Services - 07824 999684||Bowls England|
|Canopies UK, Darwen, Lancs||Coalfields Regeneration Trust||David Stanley Transport & Lifting Services Ltd, Coalville – 01530 510550||East Midlands Airport Community Fund|
|Electract Ltd, Coalville||Eden Tree Care & Fencing, Coleorton, Coalville||Handi Hire, Coalville – 01530 812186||Ian R Monk Electrical Contractors Ltd Shepshed – 01509 506427|
|Kims Cafe, Shepshed – 01509 502286||Kurling.com, Dymchurch, Kent||Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport||MAC Containers, Epping, Essex|
|North West Leicestershire District Council Grants and Sports Development & Alliance||R Moon Building Contractors, Shepshed – 01509 504940||Sported||Sport England Inspired Facilities|
|Travis Perkins Trading Co. Ltd, Shepshed||Wilson Alarm Systems Ltd Leicester
||Thurston Group Ltd, Wakefield, W Yorks|
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Established 1989 THRINGSTONE BOWLING CLUB CLUB CONSTITUTION AND RULES TITLE 1.1 The Club shall be called Thringstone Bowling Club and shall be affiliated to Leicestershire Bowling Association and play under the rules of Bowls England. 2 OBJECTIVES 2.1 Provide
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