Welcome to Valverde Bowls Club
the first Lawn Bowls club in the Algarve to be owned and run by the membership
In 2008 a group of bowlers, with Henry Parlour as chairman, sought a replacement site for the club which had been at Vale do Lobo but the land was now required for building. Jorge & Flor Paulo, owners of the Don Camillo restaurant just to the south of Almancil, generously offered to let the group have some land at the rear for ten years for a nominal fee, on condition that the group members found the capital needed to construct a green and equip a new club.
The Founder Member scheme was launched, giving various membership benefits, and €80,000 was contributed by a total of 25 individuals, with an additional generous loan from Henry to underwrite the construction costs. Work began on 17th December and the turf was laid at the end of March 2009.
The green was used for low-key club roll-ups from May through to August, and the club was formally opened from 1st September 2009. Membership soon topped 50, with many others participating in the club roll-up days on a casual basis.
The club competes in the Bowls Algarve leagues, and participates in other inter-club competitions and friendly matches, also hosting a number of UK touring clubs. The club stages its own internal Club Championships and other special events, and holds three club roll-up days each week. Casual visitors are always welcome.