Photo and Video Gallery



 Captain's Charity Day 2024 - £1,100 raised in aid of the Prostate Cancer Society

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Harry Smith, Happy Ninetieth Birthday Harry, enjoy your special day and your cake.

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Perry Cairns - Supreme Champion 2024 - Presentation by Captain Jim Gray

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Parry Cairns - Supreme Champion  2024- Jane McHugh - Runner-Up Supreme Champion

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 President, Norman Deegan. MBE and Captain, Jim Gray deliver the first bowls of the 2024 season.

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Marine Gardens Bowling Club - Members Attending Opening Drive - 2024 Season

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Our 'Congratulations' to Pamela Chambers on receiving her Level 1 Coaching Certificate
Well done Pamela.

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Our Congratulations to Graham Ray on receiving his Level 1 coaching certificate.
Well done Graham.


Presidents' Day Saturday, 1st July 2023

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Ivan Godsmark - Supreme Champion 2023 - Presentation

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Ivan Godsmark - Supreme Champion 2023 - Pamela Chambers - Supreme Champion Runner-Up 

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 President, Norman Deegan. MBE and Captain, Wendy Wilson deliver the first bowls of the 2023 season.

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Group Opening Season 2023

Marine Gardens Bowling Club - Members Attending Opening Drive - 2023 Season

 Group Opening Season 2023


Marine Gardens Bowling Club - Ladies Lunch - Christmas 2022









Marine Gardens Bowling Club, Captain’s FUN DAY – Sunday, 28th August 2022.

Club members managed stalls providing tombola, book sales, Bric-a-Brac, home made cakes,
spirit raffles, guess the weight of the cake and fun games on the bowling green.

Despite the disappointing weather, it was a very enjoyable day, and we are pleased to report
the Fun Day raised a total sum of £1,000.00.









MARINE GARDENS IN THE PINK, a charity fun day in support of BREAST CANCER NOW
(The Research and Care Charity) organised by the club’s Vice-Captain Wendy Wilson,
with all bowlers asked to wear something pink for the occasion.
The afternoon raised a total of £660, an emotional Wendy, offered her sincere thanks to
all who helped to make this event a success and would like to make this a future annual event.

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Coping with the weather

Jenny & Albert



Supreme CXhampion 2022 Presentation

Supreme Champion Presentation 2022

Supreme Champion 2022 J Ashman

Jenny Ashman - Supreme Champion 2022

Supreme Champion 2022 Winner Runner Up

Jenny Ashman - Supreme Champion 2022 and Runner Up Bob Cole

President and Captain bowl first woods of the 2022 season

 President Norman Deegan. MBE and Captain Albie Marsella deliver the first bowls of the 2022 season.

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Ben Harwood and his team from Complete Turf Care undertaking the spring renovation of the green. 

spring renovation 2021         top dressing application

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Crow ~ caught in an act of vandalism, my apologies to the fox.

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A Frosty Marine Gardens Bowling Green - Enjoyed by the Seagulls

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Captain Mike Ives presented the Merit Cup to Terry Urben
for all his help and support during the 2020 season.

   Trophy Winners 2020 

 Trophy Runners-Up 2020


President Jill & Members 01/06/2020

President Jill Colbourn watching members as they enjoy the
 restricted play on opening day at Marine Gardens - 01/06/2020

 Opening Day 01/06/2020


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“Saturday 25th April 2020 was the scheduled Opening Drive for Marine Gardens BC.

For obvious reasons the real one could not take place,
but a virtual drive is the next best thing.

Members kindly photographed themselves in action
and some of the results are shown here.

The club committee wishes all members and friends in the bowls community
good health in these unsettling times.

We hope to be out on the green; enjoying the sun and the excellent company,
as soon as it’s safe to do so.

 Jil Colbourn 2020-

Jill Colbourn – the club President immaculately turned out as usual.

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Norman Deegan MBE – excellent technique from the wily club Treasurer
but is that a lockdown beard?

Are razors no longer tax-deductible then?

Terry & Kate 2020

Kate & Terry Urben – 17-year-old junior Kate wins another end of carpet bowls.
Dad & club Press Officer Terry looks as jolly as ever.
Should be used to losing, he gets plenty of practice.

Bob Cole 2020

Bob Cole – the club’s Fixture Secretary works out in the back-garden.
Pumping iron? No, Drake Pride D-Tecs.

Jan & Bryan 2020

Jan & Bryan Hartley – looking smart but not sure about Bryan’s lockdown moustache!
Where is this going, will it be a Hercule Poirot, a Tom Selleck or even a Jason King?
Younger readers can google as needed.

Albert Leatham 2020

Albert Leatham  
The club’s other Lancastrian has a head for heights as he rolls up among the roof-tops!

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Pamela Chambers – seems two bowls at same time is fine!

Paula & Mark 2020

Paula Seymour & Mark Berriman 
Smiles all-round from new members and keen volunteers Paula & Mark.

Mary Etherington 2020

Mary Etherington– not sure about the two bowls at once tactic!

Dennis Martin 2020

Dennis Martin 
Maximum effort required on what looks like a rather long back-garden green!

Harry Tat 2020

Harry Tattersall
Looking dapper but where is the ice-cream for the Magnum devouring Lancastrian?

Ray H 2020

Ray Hatton 
Relaxing in his garden, looking forward to an end to the lockdown.

Clive Wootton 2020

Clive Wootton – concentrating hard.

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A View from the Pavilion - When will they return?

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President Jill Colbourn, Members and Guests - President's Dinner 2019

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 Members and Guests - President's Dinner 2019

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Captain Mike Ives presents a cheque for £1,710.85 to
"Meningitis Now" his chosen charity for the 2019 season.

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Captain Mike Ives and Chris Sillet from "Meningitis Now",
cutting a celebratory cake for members to enjoy after the match.

Green Flag Award 2019


Green Flag 

Cllr. Edward Crouch is feeling proud at Marine Gardens, Thursday, 8th August 2019. 
Huge congratulations to staff and volunteers at Marine Gardens for their contributions to these
much-loved gardens being awarded Green Flag status tor yet another year! Well done all! 

Mike Ives in action                                                             
Club Captain, Mike Ives in action at Shoreham BC 

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President's Day -  5th May 2019

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2019 - Opening Drive with President Jill Colbourn and Club Members


 President Jill and Vice-Captain Francis deliver the first bowls of the 2019 Season.


Jackson Joyce selected to play in his first match at Marine Gardens.


Marine Gardens Christmas Party 2018 


Marine Gardens Christmas Party 2018


Marine Gardens Christmas Party 2018


Marine Gardens Christmas Party 2018


Team Members ~ Winners of the 2018 ~  West Sussex Bowls League ~ Division Three 

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Marine Gardens Members, Len Tebby (91 years) and Jackson Joyce (10years) 

                                                enjoying a game of bowls on a sunny afternoon.                                                     

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2018 - Captain Albie Marsella presents a cheque for £1,055.00

to Care for Veterans his chosen charity for the season 

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President's Dinner 2017 

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2017 - Captain Albie Marsella presents a cheque for £1,152.01

to Ferring Country Centre being his chosen charity for the season

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2017 - Championship Winners With President Mike Elborough 


Presidents Day 15th June 2017

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2017 - Marine Gardens BC - V - Hedge End BC Southampton

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2017 - Terry Ashley Level 2 Coach 

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2016 - Captain Reg Perkins presents a cheque for £1,000.00 to the

 RNLI, his chosen charity for the season

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   Winners and Runners Up 2016


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President's Day 17 June 2016

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2016 - Opening Season with President Norman Deegan. MBE and Club Members.

 2015 alzheimers cheque 

2015 - Captain Pauline Hughes presents a cheque for £900.00 to 

The Alzheimer's Society, being her chosen charity for the season.


2015 - Trophy Winners

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Presidents Day 12 June 2015 

2014 Tour

Bowls Tour - Isle of Wight 2014

 Presentation Party 2014

Finals Day 2014 - Presentation Party


 Club Finals Day - President & Nonagenarian Presentation Party

Albert Leatham, Bill Sweeney, Eric Bond and Don Flatman

2014 Competition Winners

2014 Club Competition Winners

2014 season opener

Worthing Mayor Bob Smytherman opens the bowling green for the 2014 season at Marine Gardens.

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2013 - Captain Jill Colbourn's chosen charity event, in aid of Sussex Air Ambulance

raised a final total of £1626.00.

2013 Competition Winners

2013 Club Competition Winners

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2012 - Captain, Albert Leatham's chosen charity event in aid of the

'Freddysmile Childrens Charity' raised a final total of £1,100.08.   

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Presentation - 'Freddysmile Childrens Charity' prior to President's Day match.

Bowls Tour 2012

Bowls Tour - Isle of Wight 2012

2012 C ompetition Winners

2012 Club Competition Winners

MGBC - Floods

June 2012 (Photograph by Brian Ball)

 A month's rainfall in a night, left Marine Gardens Bowling Green under water. 

 Bowls Tour Bournemouth 2011

 Bowls Tour - Bournemouth 2011

2011 Competition Winners

2011 Club Competition Winners

   Fun Day 2011 

Ray Coxhead gives instructions during the Fun Day on Saturday, 28th August 2011. 

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 Captain, Jill Colbourn's chosen charity event in aid of the

Myasthenia Gravis Association UK  raised a final total of £1,334.25.    

 2010 Competition Winners

2010 Club Competition Winners

Bowls Tour 2010

Bowls Tour - Bournemouth 2010

  Bowls Tour 2009

Bowls Tour - Torquay 2009

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Charity Presentation of £1,000 to St Barnabas House - August 2009

  Bowls Tour 2008

Bowls Tour - Torquay 2008