Success in National Competitions


Congratulations to Pete Ward who has qualified for the National Finals in the Men’s Two Wood Singles competition following a tight affair with Steve Shaw of Loddon Vale. Pete ran out an eventual 21-16 winner and books his place at Nottingham on Wednesday 30 March where he will face A Lawston of South Shields Vipers.

Congratulations again to Pete Ward who skipped his rink of Jordan Moody, Fraser Boynton and Tom Warner to a 22-12 area final win over Ben Paulley’s rink from Bournemouth. They will now face a rink skipped by England international Nicky Brett on Monday 4 April at the National Finals at Nottingham.

Pete Ward will be in action again on Friday 4 March where he will be looking to reach the Nottingham for the third time. This time he will be skipping a triple of Graham House and Bob Armstrong where they will face Robbie Bines’ triple from Atherley. The winner will make the preliminary round of the National Finals on Tuesday 5 April where they will face the winner of Area 5 (Roger Cooper of Leicester and Brian Martin of Spalding).

Upcoming Club Events

The Club is hosting a Race Night on Saturday 26 March. Please come along and show your support for a great evening!

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

  • Christmas Eve – close at 7pm
  • Christmas Day – closed
  • Boxing Day – open 2-10pm
  • 27 December – open as normal
  • 28 December – open as normal
  • 29 December – open as normal
  • 30 December – open as normal
  • New Year’s Eve – close at 7pm
  • New Year’s Day – open 2-10pm

Upcoming Club Events

The Club has two upcoming events. Please follow the links for more information and come along to have a great time!

  1. Saturday 12 December 2pm – Christmas Gala and Draw
  2. Friday 21 January 7pm – Quiz Night

Sutton Winson and Allianz donate generously to Five Rivers

Stuart Austen (Sutton Winson) and Sam Twomey (Allianz) kindly visited the Club to present a cheque for £250 towards specific equipment to aid disabled bowlers. We have used this generous donation to fund the purchase of bowling arms so far.

Five Rivers receives Disability Mark from Disability Bowls England

Graham House, President of Five Rivers IBC, received the Bowls Disability Mark from Emma Cooper from Disability Bowls England. The Bowls Disability Mark has been developed to recognise and reward those affiliated bowls clubs who are fully inclusive and welcoming to those people who wish to bowl who have a form of disability.

The ceremony held at Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Club on Tollgate Road was attended by the Mayor Councillor Caroline Corbin and deputy Mayor Tom Corbin.

The Club has received grants from both Persimmon Homes and Salisbury Area Board to enable it to purchase an electric wheelchair. In addition it has expanded the club’s range of smaller disability aids to enable more people to participate and enjoy bowls. The Club welcomes inquiries from any group that would like to have a taster bowls session.

Five Rivers Open Day


The next Open Day at the club will be held over two days on Friday 24 September between 2-8pm and Saturday 25 September between 2-4pm.

If  you have ever fancied giving bowls a go, or would like to come along and find out more about it, please do pop in and meet some of the friendly volunteers that run our club. All Covid-19 safety measures have been put in place in accordance with guidance from the Government and the indoor bowls governing body (English Indoor Bowling Association).

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to e-mail

Membership renewals 2021/22 season

Membership renewals are due by 1 October 2021. Please see the Join Us page for further details and a link to the renewals options page for renewal by Direct Debit.

Summer Holiday Taster Sessions


A great opportunity for young people aged 9 to 18 to try indoor bowling.

It’s good to try new things, and perhaps gain a new skill, whilst having fun enjoying yourself.

Numbers to each session will be limited, and you will only pay £2 per session, All equipment is provided, but you will need to bring with you  a pair of flat sports shoes to wear on the bowls carpet.

Tuesday    3rd August  10am to 12noon.
Saturday   7th August  10am to 12noon
Tuesday   10th August 10am to 12noon
Thursday  26th August 10am to 12noon
Saturday  28th August  10am to 12noon.

Qualified Bowls Coaches will attend each session and current COVID rules will be followed.

You can book your place on one of the taster sessions by sending a message through the Five Rivers Indoor Bowls Club Facebook page or by email to .

We will then acknowledge your application, and send you a parental consent form, which you can either return via email, or bring with you to the taster session.

We hope to form a young people’s club section at the club in September, so if you enjoy the taster session you might want to consider joining us for this.

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In Memoriam – Brian Johnson

The Club is saddened to report the passing of Brian Johnson, a keen bowler and orienteer in his spare time. Brian’s funeral service will be held at Salisbury Crematorium on Monday 19 July at 11am. Our club chairperson, Andy Wilson, has been asked to represent Five Rivers at the funeral, unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions on numbers, attendance at the service is by invitation only. At this point in time we do not believe the service is being live streamed, but if that changes we will let members know.