Tess Hassler, a Member of the Fingal Bay Women’s Bowls Club, asked some of our bowlers what they thought of the idea of forming a Travelling Bowlers Club, associated with the Fingal Bay Sports and Recreation Club. This idea was favourably received and it was thought that if enough people were interested it would go ahead.

Tess (the ideas) person got together with Heather Dennis (the worker) and set the wheels in motion in 2006. Correspondence between Fingal Bay Sports and Recreation Club and Sub Clubs was very positive and helpful.
The inaugural meeting of the Fingal Bay Travelling Bowlers Club was held on the 25th February 2007. Initially 40 members were on the books. Our current membership is 186. Tess and her husband left to live back in Sydney in late 2007 and Bob Donovan stepped up from Vice President to President.

These are some of the Bowling Clubs that we have visited or have visited us at Fingal Bay

  • Lemon Tree Passage
  • Cessnock, Umina
  • Foster
  • Diggers T.B. at Nelson Bay
  • Karuah, Abermain
  • Uralla
  • Everglades at Woy Woy
  • Morisset
  • Allora Garden
  • Avoca
  • Terrigal
  • Old Bar
  • Maitland Park and Urunga

We have one synthetic green and one natural grass green.

If you wish to contact us please ring any of the four following Committee Members.

Club Office Bearers 2015

President: Bob Donovan 4984 1943

Vice President: Laurie Dennis 4981 4001

Secretary: Laurel Donovan 4984 1943

Treasurer: Heather Dennis 4981 4001


  • Jan Carr
  • Jacqi Hudson
  • Neil Barrett
  • Neil Carmody
  • Publicity: Denise Simpson
  • Welfare: Glennis Barrett

Day trip by coach to Morriset Sun May 15th Bowls and lunch.

** It’s our 10th Anniversary year details to follow.