About The Club
The Glenorchy City Bowls Club was founded in 1970 as the Berriedale Bowls Club and played under that name for many years.
The Club was originally established as 2 separate clubs – the Men’s Club and the Ladies (Associates) Club, each with their own separate committees and administrations. In 2005, members of both clubs agreed to combine both clubs into the one entity. From that time, the ladies ceased to have their own separate committee although a position of Lady Vice President was established on the Club Management Committee.
In 2014, the four bowls clubs located within the City of Glenorchy agreed to establish a world class lawn bowls facility within the City of Glenorchy. After examining various options it was agreed to locate this facility on our site. As a result our members agreed to change our name to the Glenorchy City Bowls Club to reflect this new status.
Since that time the club has enjoyed a period of sustained success. We have won a number of pennants, have had sides promoted to higher divisions and our membership has grown each year. Our on-green success has resulted in the club winning the Fitzgerald Trophy, a trophy presented by Bowls Tasmania South to the most successful club in Saturday Pennant and Ladies Thursday Pennant, in both 2016 – 17 and 2017 – 18.
In 2021, the club added a Petanque Piste on part of the unused grass bowls green. This now provides a home for Gypsy Petanque Sports Club and the Derwent Petanque Sports Club.
The Glenorchy City Bowls Club is located in the picturesque Hobart suburb of Berriedale, a short distance from the entry to the iconic Museum of Old and New Art (MONA).
Facilities include well equipped clubrooms and a synthetic outdoor bowls green.
Competitive outdoor pennant, indoor carpet bowls and petanque are offered for both male and female players of all ages as well as social bowls and social petanque throughout the year.
The clubrooms have a licenced bar and can be made available for private functions.