The club is fully committed to providing good quality Lawn Bowls in a safe environment.

This Code of Conduct sets the standards and expectations of players involved with the club.

It has been developed to encourage standards of good practice and to protect the welfare and wellbeing of all those involved in the game.

The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, selectors and administrators associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the Committee.

Players Code of Conduct: 

As a member of Gelli Park Bowls Club you are expected to abide by the following code of practice :

  • All members must take responsibility in ensuring they are up to date with the rules of the Club, understand and adhere to them.
  • Show respect and fair play to your opponents
  • Play within the rules of the game
  • Encourage, support and co-operate with your team-mates
  • All members must respect officials and publicly respect their decisions.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
  • Members should recognise the valuable contribution made by coaches,selectors and club officials who are volunteers. They give their time and resources to provide bowls for you.
  • Members should remember that the club has no paid staff and that all members should play their part in helping to run the club.
  • All members should be a positive role model, treat other players and officials with the same level of respect you would expect to be shown to you.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Members are not permitted to use illegal drugs on club premises or whilst representing the club.
  • If a player is intoxicated or under the influence  of any drug legal or illegal  they will not be allowed  to play. (Disciplinary action could be taken)
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for competitions or inform team selectors if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear regulation shoes and clothing as determined by the Club Committee.
  • Members must pay any fees for matches promptly to treasurer
  • Aggressive behaviour of any sort will not be tolerated. 

We encourage everyone to enjoy sport and understand that people have different motivations for taking part.


Allegations of misconduct by players under this Code of Conduct should be made in writing to the Club Committee who will consider if there is a case for a member to answer. The Club Committee will make known its findings to the relevant parties and if necessary publicise such outcomes in the club committee meeting minutes

Please complete the online acceptance form  below.

A copy will  be passed on to our Club Welfare Officer.  Andrew May.

Gelli Park Bowls Club: Online Form 

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