About us

We've been playing on our present site for over 25 years. There's more about how we came to be there under the history tab on the left hand side. Although we're called Meon Valley, the river that passes through the small town of Bishop's Waltham is actually the Hamble which then flows south west into Southampton Water.

We are well integrated with our surroundings and are fortunate to benefit from sponsorship from various local businesses. 

Like every bowls club we are run by members for members. We have our different strengths and try to apply them as best we can. The committee ensure all is in order but it is also the dozens of others doing their little (or big) bit that makes it all work. 

We think bowls is a great sport - there's not many others you can play to a competitive level at so many ages - and a fine way to meet other people. Our main way of introducing ourselves is to open our green once a year, usually in late April, to everyone who would like to try and some like it enough to join - more under open day and membership. There's help to get well underway with a coaching course.

Although there are enough players to provide plenty of internal competition we are also affiliated to Bowls England, Bowls Hampshire and both Southampton and District Associations to test us, in addition to a full programme of friendly matches throughout the year. 

Our annual open rinks tournament attracts teams from far and wide and we pull out all the stops to ensure our guests have a wonderful day - weather notwithstanding - on and off the green.

The Calendar section page will illustrate just how active we are and the tabs there will give full details of each of our particular events.

Each year the President nominates the club's charity of the year. Last year it was The Haemophilia Society and close to £2,000 was raised. For the 2019-20 season, our new President Bill Bailey has chosen Naomi House and Jack's Place.