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Centenary Celebrations

Rhiwbina welcomed regular visitors Welsh VIs/Paras as part of our centenary year celebrations. The visiting team, many of whom will soon represent Wales in Leamington against England and Scotland, gained an overall win by 81 shots to 66. The match was sponsored by Walbrook Public Relations.

Centenary Season 2021

Rhiwbina Bowls Club celebrates its centenary season this year and is extremely grateful for the generous sponsorship of Walbrook Public Relations. To mark the occasion, the Club has returned to its original Club colours, as displayed on new team shirts for a recent WBA match. Later this year, in July, a celebration match against a WBA President’s Team will take place.

Sport Wales/National Lottery Funding

Rhiwbina Bowls Club awarded ‘Be Active Wales’ funding

We have received a share of funding aimed at supporting grassroots sports clubs through the Covid-19 crisis and into the future. We were awarded funding by Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund to help us get through the next few months as we prepare for the 2021 season.

Thanks to the Welsh Government and repurposed money from the National Lottery, the Be Active Wales Fund enables clubs to apply for grants Protect or Prepare during the pandemic and Progress into the future.

Some clubs need the funding to help them stay afloat, while other clubs are using the money to make any adaptations required to ensure their activities are safe once they are given the green light by Welsh Government for their sport to restart.  Others are ready to move forward and progress with a project which will enable more people to enjoy sport like our members do.

We are extremely grateful to the Welsh Government and National Lottery for this vital support via the Sport Wales Be Active Fund.

RRC Opening Hours – November 12th – 15th

Prior to our latest local and national lockdowns, Members were increasingly using the bar in a socially distanced way. It was great to see several capacity nights of Club Members enjoying themselves. Now we have completed our national lockdown, rules have been relaxed slightly and we will be open again for Members to meet and enjoy a drink or two. 

We will be open for the following hours this week:

DayOpenCloseEvents
Thursday 12th6pm10pmRegulars Thursday get together
Friday 13th6pm10pmRugby:
7 PM, Ireland V Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup
Saturday 14th4pm10pmGroups of up to 4 people welcome all evening.
Sunday 15thWales are playing football at 5pm. Do the sections want the Club open to watch this? DM us please.

 A reminder of the guidance:

  • Groups of up to 4 from different households are now permissible.
  • Larger groups from the same household can meet.
  • Wear a mask when entering and leaving.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Stay socially distanced
  • Table service will be in place
  • Pre-book your table size and slot at rhiwbinarec@outlook.com .
    Cara and Mike will be delighted to help you. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to: rhiwbinarec@outlook.com

RRC Management Committee
09 November, 2020

Rhiwbina Recreation Club Opening Hours – October

Rhiwbina Recreation Club has been at the heart of our community for over 100 years. The current Covid 19 restrictions have put significant pressures on the hospitality industry, and we have had to react to that accordingly. However, even though Cardiff is in lockdown we are still permitted to be open for family groups to enjoy a safe and relaxing drink and snack together.
To that end we are open from tonight, and over the next few weeks we hope to expand our offer to ensure you have a place to relax and unwind on the weekends. Our Opening Hours for the next two weeks will be:


Thursday: 6-10 pm
Friday: 6-10 pm
Saturday: 4-10 pm
Sunday: 12-5 pm
Bar Snacks available each day


As we progress, we will be opening the kitchen to provide a menu for you and your family. To facilitate this, we have in place two familiar faces, Mike and Cara. Please use the existing email address to book a table or we will try and be flexible if you come directly to the club.


The facility is for members to use and, therefore, we encourage family groups to use this safe and local facility as much as possible, within the rules, to have some fun and support your community club.


We look forward to seeing you soon.

Charity Mixed Pairs 2020

The only Club charity event of the 2020 season to survive was the annual charity mixed pairs competition held at Rhiwbina on August Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August 2020. Men’s Captain, Gareth Williams, had chosen as his nominated charity Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre in Ystrad Mynach. The one-day competition managed to raise nearly £400 for the school’s PTA.
After 5 sessions of bowling the final was contested by two husband and wife combinations; Jon & Helen Edwards finally beat Jeff &Bernice Rayer after 45 ends of bowls to take this year’s trophy, presented by Captain Gareth Williams.