Our Bowlers

How it all started

The Mathoura District and Servicemen’s Bowling Club was officially opened on September 17th, 1966. It comprised of a large lounge, ladies and gents amenities, locker area, cool room, bar and small kitchen.

Bowls proved popular with Mathoura’s sports loving population and in order to expand its membership, the club introduced ‘learner days’ whereby new players received instruction on the art of bowling and its rules. Player numbers increased as did their enthusiasm. Lights were introduced to allow for night bowls and by September 1969, playing under lights had become a regular affair.

A team was entered into the Campaspe Valley Bowling Association, pennant contest, in section two, in the club’s inaugural year of competition. The Bowling Club was jubilant after their win over Moama in their first tournament.

In June, 1973, the club began considering the possibility of extending membership to non-playing members and the introduction of social members. A meeting was held to allow non-playing members and associate members to join the club. 

In June, 1978 the club secured a loan to construct a new building. The new premises was opened on Australia Day weekend, 1979, closely followed by an additional green.

Message from the President

On behalf of the Board, Bowls Committee of Management, Bowls Coordinator Paul Clear, CEO Adam Parker & staff of the Mathoura & District Servicemen’s Bowling Club, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new and existing members, partners and friends for season 2023/24. We invite you to join us on our journey and enjoy this wonderful club and exceptional facilities on offer.

As your Bowling Club President, I hope that you will enjoy the upcoming season as an active bowling and social member of our club.

As from Monday August 7th our Club’s website will have all types of information on it including but not limited to By-Laws, policies, roles and responsibilities, tournaments, club championships, fees, selection, training, social events and much more. Just follow this link. https://mathourabowlingclub.com.au/bowls/

General information will still be placed upon the noticeboard for those who are not tech savvy, and an information pack will be given to members on my return with all the information you’ll ever need!

Gary Lumsden

Bowls Tournaments 2023


Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August

Mathoura Redgum Open 2 Bowl Triples

Saturday 10.00am start. Sunday 9.30am start.

‘Jack Attack’ – Rolling out at our club now.
For more information visit jackattack.com.au

Ask us about our ‘Rookie Rollers’

Want to Join The Club?

If you would like more information on how to become a member of the Mathoura Bowling Club, please email us on manager@mathourabowlingclub.net