The Somerset Bowls Association (SBA) was founded in 2009 upon the unification of the two historic single gender County Associations.
The Somerset County Bowling Association (men) had been founded in 1914 whilst the Somerset Ladies County Bowling Association came into being in 1928. The ladies association was one of the first ladies county associations to be founded in England.
The purpose of the SBA is to promote, foster and safeguard the Sport of Lawn Bowls in Somerset in every legitimate way in accordance with the Laws of the Sport laid down by our National Governing Body Bowls England to whom SBA is affiliated.
SBA is an unincorporated, non-profit making organisation with all the proceeds and surpluses being used for purposes laid down in its Constitution.
The governing Executive Board consists of 10 officers, each having a particular area of responsibility, and is led by our Chairperson. Each office is advertised annually and applications go forward for approval at the AGM.
The aim of the Board is not only to fulfil its obligations as regards running Competitions, Matches and a Mens County League but also to ensure support is given to our affiliated clubs in all aspects of green maintenance, administration (including Child Protection & Data Protection) and the game of bowls in general, for the benefit of both men and ladies.