Bowls at Club North Haven


Home to over

200 Bowling members

The club is home to over 200 bowling members and a favoured destination for travelling bowlers. We have several bowls teams, fully accredited coaches, two synthetic greens and one all weather undercover green.

Environmentally, the synthetic greens do not rely on chemical treatments and their reliance on water is considerably less than traditional greens. In an area of permanent water restrictions, and despite the Club's use of bore-water, the synthetic greens are a welcome inclusion in the area's conservation efforts.





Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an all-inclusive friendly sporting environment to promote the sport of lawn bowls.  We will deliver competitive and social bowling opportunities for the benefit of all members, guests, and our sponsors.  Operating in a professional and socially responsible manner we will plan our activities to advertise our club as the place be to stimulate and increase membership, facilitate competitive tournaments and social events for all ages.


About Us & The Way Forward

The North Haven Bowling Club (Our Club) is a sub club that exists within Club North Haven (The Main Club).  Our Club was founded at a public meeting at the North Haven Community Hall in late 1952 and since that time, we have grown from a group of bowlers without a home, to a strong and ever-growing organisation with some of the best facilities on the Mid North Coast.  Starting out as a ‘One Tiered’ organisation, both clubs are now governed under a ‘Two Tiered’ system where the Main Club is managed by the Board of Directors & Management Team and Our Club is managed by a well-structured Committee.


Both Clubs are conscious of our respective standing within our local community as one of the larger bowling clubs in the Port Macquarie and Camden Haven areas and seek to be progressive in all aspects of our business and sports activities.  Our Club was quick to adopt the ‘Unification Concept’ where our Men’s and Women’s governing organisations within New South Wales amalgamated (Bowls NSW).  To support this concept and to be an all-inclusive sporting group, in 2020 Our Club amended its constitution to be non-gender specific.  This change has been a positive direction for our sporting group and furthers our efforts to be competitive in all aspects of our game.


In addition to the many annual competition days, Club Championships are held around the following times each year (please refer to the Calendar for specific dates when posted each year):


  • Fours Championships
  • Major Singles Championships 
  • Minor Singles Championships 
  • Major/Minor Pairs Championships
  • Pairs Championships
  • Pennants 
  • Triples Championships 
  • Mixed Pairs Championships 
  • Mixed Fours Championships 


Who to Contact

The Committee is elected at the NHMBC AGM in July each year, with committee meetings being held on the first Monday of every month.


Our clubs Office Bearers for 2022 – 2023 are:


President                          Joe Leo               

Vice President                 Owen Gill

Treasurer                         Dave Graham

Bowls Organiser             Russell Hill


Membership is open to all members of the North Haven Bowling & Recreation Club who are registered with the RNSWBA. New members (Full and Sports) are welcome to join the Club after completing an induction with our official bowls trainers, with subscription fees due by the end of May each year.


To join the North Haven Bowling Club, see any of the committee members, visit the Bowls office, reception or contact the Bowls office on 02 6559 9150 - Extension 3

Useful Tips

  • Keep your weight on the balls of your feet when taking your stance on the mat.
  • Your feet should be facing the proposed line of delivery.
  • As your arm drops under the weight of the jack/bowl, take a normal walking step forward, swinging your arm as a firm pendulum beside and close to your body.
  • Backswing equals height of arm in front of body during stance.
  • Release the jack/bowl 15-20cm forward and to the side of your front foot.
  • 90% of your weight should be over the front foot, stay down in follow-through with palm facing upward, along line of delivery.
  • Watch jack/bowl for approximately 5 seconds then step forward and off the mat.
  • Any correction needed is worked out before stepping off the mat.

The North Haven

Women's Bowling Club

The North Haven Women's Bowling Club was officially opened on their own green on 6th March 1958 by the N.S.W.B.A. President Mrs Wolinski. The Club has always had the honour of being of the highest standard with champion bowlers over the past forty years. Some who have reached high achievements are: Margaret Lewis, Josie Bauder, Connie Philp, Gloria Wardrop and Daphne Shaw. Margaret, Josie, Connie and Daphne all went on to represent at State level. Daphne has gone even further to represent Australia, and has been a member of the Commonwealth Games twice, winning Gold in one. Last year Daphne was awarded Legend Status and was inducted into the Australian Legands Hall of Fame.

A half-century from its beginnings, the NHWBC has 190 financial bowlers, with membership continuing to attract both long-standing members and new residents of the Camden Haven. NHWBC aims to play & promote the game of Bowls. To engender by association, a fraternal feeling amongst Bowlers and to preserve and promote the best traditions of the game. To conform at all times to the requirements of the New South Wales Women's Bowling Association and Hastings Haven District Women's Bowling Association.

The Committee is elected at the NHWBC AGM on the first Monday in July each year, with monthly committee meetings and general meetings at least twice a year.

President - Lyn Allport
Vice Presidents - Deirdre Johnston & Yvon Buxton
Secretary - Elaine Pender
Treasurer - Gwen Saunders

Match Committee - Kath Leo

All new members must be a Social member of the Club North Haven, they are required to go through a 6-week coaching course to become a full bowling member.

To join the Women's Bowling Club, visit the Bowls office or reception,
or contact the Bowls Office on 02 6559 8259.

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