About Bryn Welfare Bowls Club
- President: Paul Potts
- Vice Presidents: David Eckton, Norman Perry, Hughie Rosser
- Chairman: Gareth T. Jones
- Secretary: Ceri Lewis
- Treasurer: Graham Merriman
At present the club has only enough gentlemen members to form one team. During the season the team plays in 2 local leagues:
Port Talbot League
These are midweek matches (Tuesday or Wednesday) and start at 6 pm.
These matches take place on a Saturday starting at 2.30 pm. After home games it is customary for teams to meet at Bryn Rugby Club for refreshments and to engage socially with opponents and each other.
As from April 2014 the club has taken on the responsibility to meet the costs of maintaining the Green. We have signed a 25 year lease agreement with the Local Authority. We are pleased to report that there has been a vast improvement in the condition of the Green.
In 2016 the club signed a 25-year lease agreement with the Local Authority. We are responsible for its maintenance and the payment of utility bills. Other organisations may make use of the pavilion with the agreement of the club.
The members are invited to attend an AGM at which the following are elected:
- Club captain
- Selection committee
- Green committee
The club welcomes everyone and has an Equal Opportunities Policy. There are different levels of membership:
A member who wishes to take part in League Matches and Tournaments.
A member who wishes to use the clubs facilities at their leisure.
A member under the age of 18.
For new bowlers equipment is provided free of charge.
There are 5 qualified coaches available to provide help and guidance for bowlers new and experienced.
The Men’s Team enter the Curuther’s Cup which starts with a series of round robin matches against local rivals. Whichever team wins at this stage progresses to the knockout stages which involves clubs throughout Wales.
Players are encouraged to enter County and all Wales competitions. Players may enter as Singles, Pairs, Triples or Fours. There is no limit to the number of entrants the club can make to these competitions.
The club also encourages Players to enter trials which may result in them achieving representative honours.
The club holds an Annual Singles and Pairs knockout competition for the Players. Past winners are on the Honours Boards displayed in the rugby Club along with the names of past team Captains.
The club is a registered charity and wish to encourage participation in our sport on a community facility that has improved greatly over the last 4 years. The club will continue to be successful if members join together to develop a volunteering culture, allowing the club to become more self sufficient and sustainable.