Southampton & District Women's Bowling Association (S&DWBA) aims to promote competitive outdoor bowls in Southampton and nearby (within the SO post code area). There's more about the organisation and clubs under the 'About us' tab above. 

Currently 21 clubs are affiliated and play in league matches. Historically all the matches were played as rinks - two teams of four players on each side. From May 2015 S&DWBA also offered a separate triples league - two teams of three players on each side. Clubs enter the leagues in January and the fixture lists drawn up and published in early February (see tabs under 'Leagues' on top line above). 

League matches take place on Thursday afternoons from the end of April to the end of August. Most often matches are played on grass but some are played on artificial surfaces, but always outside. As the season progresses the latest results and league tables will be published on the website as soon as practicable - click on 'Leagues' tab. 

There is also a busy programme of district wide competitions incorporating the full range of bowls disciplines: 2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, pairs, triples, rinks plus a relatively new club championship which are open to all affiliated clubs and their registered players. 2020 will see the introduction of a one day 2 wood pairs event.   Click on the 'Competitions' tab for further details. 

In addition representative matches are also arranged internally across the district - East v West, Cities v Country, North v South and Men v Women. The teams are selected from names submitted by clubs. Click on the 'Friendly matches' tab on the top line for more information. 

The President also nominates a charity for the year. Various opportunities are taken to raise funds, the most important being the annual President v Vice President match. In 2019 the President's charities were RNLI and Alzheimer's UK.  Over £500 was raised - thank you to all who contributed. For 2020 it will be Canine Partners.