Malvern Bowling Club has served the local community for over 100 years. We provide a place for local people to meet, socialise and have fun.
The Club has a strategic vision to raise $100,000 for the Malvern Bowling Club in order to transform it into a 365 day a year facility for use by members and the local community.
In 1911 Malvern was a thriving suburb enjoying considerable prosperity. It was declared a city in March of that year, and the tramline along Dandenong Road was opened. There was talk of constructing another line along Glenferrie Road to link Malvern and Kew.
A bowling green (probably the first in Victoria) had been put down in 1862, beside the Gardiner Hotel at the corner of Dandenong and Glenferrie Roads; but this was mainly for the benefit of “gentlemen who are desirous of practice at cricket, bowls or pigeon shooting” and who were patrons of the hotel.
As one of Victoria’s oldest bowling clubs, Malvern Bowling Club is steeped in a history that you can feel when you walk through the doors.
For those with relatives who might have bowled at Malvern, below are pictures of some of the old honour boards that line the club walls.
As is the case with the great majority of self-funded sporting organisations, the Malvern Bowling Club is heavily reliant on the valuable support offered by its sponsors and supporters.
There are plenty of ways to get involved with the club’s many social activities:
Friday drinks from 4:30 pm
Wednesday Night Dinners
Annual dinners (e.g., Opening of the Green, Xmas Cocktail Evening, Melbournaires Choir)
Social bowls any time you like