WELCOME TO THE CLIFTON SPRINGS BOWLING CLUB

The Friendly Club Where visitors are always welcome

TO ALL MEMBERS

Regional Pennant & Region (State) Championships Eligibility.

Preamble.

As we are all aware the purpose of COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccinations Directions impose obligations upon Operators of Specific facilities in relation to the Vaccination Status of Workers and Patrons attending premises.

Geelong Bowls Region Ruling.

The Geelong Bowls Region Board make the Following Ruling to our Conditions of Play for Region Pennant and Regional Championships for 2021-2022 season.

  • GBR Affiliated Bowlers are eligible to play GBR Region Pennant and GBR Region (State) Championships only if fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

  • The Exemption to the above ruling will be, Medical Exemption and Under 16 years of Age.

GBR Duty of Care to our Region bowlers has been the primary concern in making this judgement.

Consultation with all clubs has been held and subsequent feedback supports this decision.

Games Affected by Covid Closure.

Where a Club has been identified as a Tier 1 Exposure Site and subsequently cannot participate in a pennant round, the matches will be treated as a washout and points shared with opponents.

Implementation

This GBR Regulation is to be implemented immediately and it is strongly suggested that similar mandatory requirements flow down to Club level for all games & competitions.

Process

All Clubs should audit their members and view their Vaccination status and record this for future reference.

Bowls Australia are exploring the facility of including Vaccination Status on each Members private profile, that unless verified, would exclude a member from selection in a team or entry to a Competition on BowlsLink.

It would be the sole duty of Club Administrators to maintain records accurately and in accordance with BV Privacy Policy.

Clubs must engage in the discipline of only selecting / entering members to a competition / game who are Double Vaccinated.     

Bowlers competing in above mentioned competitions shall make Vaccination status details available when visiting Clubs, if requested by a COVID marshal or another designated responsible person.

Host Clubs may be satisfied with the fact that attending selected players are compliant with Vaccination Certifications as per this policy.                  GBR BOARD 25/10/2021

Our History

The original Clifton Springs Hotel was located at or about this site wherein a Bowling Green had always been envisaged

Of historical significance is the well documented fact that adjacent to the Bowling Club site are the remains of the first Mineral Springs/Spa development on the Bellarine Peninsula which was established around 1870. Subsequently a Hotel was built together with many jetties to cater for the burgeoning tourist trade as well as water supply, produce and shell grit export. The Hotel burnt to the ground in 1921 and a second hotel replaced it in 1926. This was remodelled about 1957 to become The Clifton Springs Country Club. In 1977 the property was acquired by The Shire of Bellarine. It was later purchased by The Clifton Springs Golf Club and remodelled once again.

It is noteworthy that our Bowling Club now stands on the land once the site of the original hotel’s staff quarters

The Bowling Club is located on the Southern shore of Corio Bay, on the Bellarine Peninsula and immediately west of The Clifton Springs Golf Course.

Ample parking is available adjacent to the Club.

 

PRESIDENT

Barry Oswald

ADMIN DIRECTOR

Rosemary Sexton

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Sue Smith

BOWLS DIRECTOR

Marilyn Fisk

property & assets director

Edwin Kostrz

SPONSORSHIP DIRECTOR

Tony Sutton

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Alison Aitken

About Us


Our Club is fully licensed, with full kitchen facilities. All staffing is by Members as volunteers. There are three synthetic greens ( only two in use ) and are playable year round.

Memberships


FULL PLAYING MEMBERSHIP

ONLY $175 per year


FIRST YEAR FULL MEMBERSHIP*

$100 per year


SOCIAL PLUS MEMBERSHIP 

$100 per year

WITH SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP ON OFFER at $10 p.a.


NO JOINING FEE.


Lockers are also available for $15 per year


Social group enquiries are welcome and should be made either by Phone to 5251 3555 or Fax 5251 1260  or Email   admin@cliftonspringsbowls.com.au

Membership Application

Social


Mixed Social Bowls where Visitors are most welcome is played on Thursday afternoons.

Mens 2 Bowls Triples is held on the first Wednesday of every month.

New Members are most welcome and are afforded free coaching by our qualified and most capable coaches. Loan bowls are available for beginners at no cost.

Practice is encouraged with greens set aside daily by the Greens Director who indicates which Greens are available and the direction of play for that day.