ESTABLISHED for over 26 years, the Benitachell Bowls Club is the only independent club on the Costa Blanca.
The land and ground was bought by some friends, the original founders, with the club being passed down, owned and run by the members themselves through a board of directors and the Club Captain who are responsible for its day to day running.
Since then, it has gone from strength to strength and boasts over 200 active members and around 30 social members.
Being run by the members for the members, Benitachell Bowls Club is rightly proud of its facilities. Non-profit making, all club fees are ploughed back into the group and in 2013 a new carpet was laid on the green. They are not beholden to a bar or venue and as a result can operate their own hours with all members having a key giving access to the hut for mats and equipment to be able to play as and when they want.
However, they still have a club house and they have a Spanish company run it for them providing drinks and snacks.
The club is also growing and supporting great talent and has had numerous success in local and national competitions with teams playing in the Costa Blanca Winter Leagues and Northern League with their ‘Lions’ team winning the last year’s League for the fifth time. There are also three ladies who play for the Spanish National Team. The teams are also on the right track to success this year with the Winter League and Northern League going strong. The club is also preparing to welcome the Open Competition in April open to bowlers from across the province.
However, if competitive sport is not your thing, there is no pressure at all to compete and players of all levels are welcome to take part in a friendly game and enjoy the lively and active social scene that Benitachell Bowls Club offers.
So if you have never bowled in your life, Benitachell Bowls Club will welcome you with open arms, offer you a taster and a basic starter course to get you going. There are a range of membership packages available making it an accessible, cheap and friendly sport and hobby.
For more information contact club president Brian Doggett on 965 995 270 or visit www.benitachellbowlsclub.com.