About Our Club
- 1933: Woy Woy Bowling Club opened when Woy Woy Shire Council (as it was then called) granted the committee use of ground at the back of the Bayview Hotel, and the next year a four-rink green was built
- 1934: A clubhouse was built at the rear of the green
- 1945: The club moved to the current site
- Late '90s: The club and grounds were sold to a private consortium and leased back to members
"We're here to stay." That's the message from Woy Woy Bowling Club.
Written by GERALDINE CARDOZO - CENTRAL COAST GOSFORD EXPRESS ADVOCATE Jan 2014
The future of the iconic bowling club has been secured after months of uncertainty surrounding development plans, according to club officials.
"We had a horrible year last year with rumours that the club was going to close. Things were very shaky for a while, but now the landlord has given an assurance that the bowling club will be included in any development plans for the site in the future," said president Jim Cassidy.
"We've been promised the bowling club will be an integral part of any development proposal so our bowling facilities and our social activities are here to stay." The news comes after years of campaigning from members to save the club, which last year celebrated its 80th birthday, from closure.
"Members and patrons can take great comfort from the fact that we now see a bright future for the club. The news will hopefully allay members' concerns and dispel rumours regarding the future of this iconic club, which has provided sporting and social activities for the Woy Woy community for over 80 years," said bowls co-ordinator and long-time member Ken Dixon.
"We're very relieved. We would have had to look to moving to other bowling clubs on the coast, which would have been a damn shame," Mr Dixon said.