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How it all started

Bracknell Town Council  started laying a bowling green at Great Hollands Recreation Ground  in 1981 and two years later Great Hollands Bowls Club was founded. The club membership grew and in 1991 the clubhouse was built, being extended several years later into what it is today. Today the club has over a hundred members and the club and clubhouse are managed by the membership.

The club’s day-to-day activities are run by an executive committee; this consists of full members voted on by the membership at the annual general meeting. The club is governed by its constitution, which can only be altered by a majority vote of the membership, and the rules which are published annually.

The six rink bowling green is open April to September and is managed and maintained by Bracknell Town Council.

Apart from club events and club competitions, there is a full calendar of inter-club friendly matches held throughout the playing season and the club has teams participating in the Berkshire Kennet League, the KLX league and the ladies TVL league.

During the winter months there is short mat bowls held several nights at the clubhouse as well as groups that participate in a crib league, rambling group and 'Sunday Lunchtimes at the Clubhouse'. The Club has an active social committee and organises evening events throughout the calendar.