Welcome to the web site of St Albans Townsend Bowls Club

8 Waverley Road, St Albans, AL3 5PA - 01727 846333

Located in the historic city of St Albans, Hertfordshire we are an active and welcoming outdoor bowling club with a full calendar of friendly and competitive events during the summer along with social events throughout the year.

Townsend Bowls Club competes at many different levels, involving almost all its members in matches against other clubs.

Friendlies are held, both at midweek and weekends, against other local teams.  These are normally mixed, and played in the spirit for which bowls is known - very often starting and finishing with a drink in the bar along with one's opponents! No less that 9 new starters played for the club last season,  having been trained by our highly qualified and experienced pair of coaches.

This season will be a particularly special as we celebrate our centenary, with matches against other clubs who share this milestone, as well as a game against the Royal Household at Windsor and ones against touring teams,  such as London Welsh and London Scottish, and a District select, made up of members of other clubs in the St Albans area.

As well as having what is generally considered to be one if the better greens in the County, Townsend have a very modern club house, with a newly refurbished kichen, a well stocked bar, amd a main lounge with large picture windows overlooking the green and two viewing galleries, offering a birdseye view of the competition below. 

Our season starts on Sunday April 14th, when Annie Brewster, our local County Councillor, with special responsibility for leisure and sport in the area, will be both opening the green and, hopefully, joining us in a match to celebrate our centenary.

Finally, an Open Day, to which all are invited, has been announced for Saturday April 13th, starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm. Our coaches will be "in residence," ready to welcome all comers.  All that is required is that you wear a pair of flat shoes - we will provide everything else!  Hopefully see you then!

 New to bowls?

We welcome all new bowlers and have two county qualified trainers who are happy to help throughout your bowling career.


You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to arrange a visit or request further information.

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