REF: District Council Minute Book March 1913

“The council is prepared to allow a portion of the Beach Reserve at Port Elliot to be used as a bowling green under the control of the Progress Association”

On June 5th 1913 a group of five men, (John Trigg, Fred Rouse, Harry Handby, Len Ormsby and Ern Sibly) held a meeting to form the Port Elliot Bowling Club.

Mr John Trigg was the first President.

There are still descendants of these men living in the area.

On June 30th 1913 a general meeting was held Forty-four men attended showing interest.

Working bees were held to plant the green and erect a brush fence.

The official opening was March 25th 1914.

Subscriptions were set at one guinea ($2.10) for Ladies and Men.

The club became affiliated with SA Bowling Association in October 1914, initially fielding 3 rinks with a total of 12 players

The Women’s Club was formed in 1936 with Mrs A Williamson as the First President.

Membership has grown since the carpet greens were installed in winter 2008 and now stands at approx. 170.

Currently we have 5 teams playing in the Great Southern Open Gender Saturday Pennant and 3 teams playing in the Great Southern Ladies Thursday Pennant, with a total of 132 players

The Club has continued to grow over the years and there were many changes to the building from 1914 to now.