About Us

behind the scenes and beyond

About Our Club - a few useful bits of information

John Thompson

Our very own Magazine editor

This is what makes our club ticks


Nestled in the midst of natural bushland, the Samford Bowls Club has provided lawn bowlers a unique bowling experience for the past 64 years and only 35 minutes from the heart of Brisbane.

The Club features two superior match quality carpeted greens with full shading, as well as offering function facilities with licensed bar, dance floor, and fully equipped kitchen for up to 120 people. This club has the reputation of being ”the friendly club” and welcomes new, young and old bowlers and visitors. Free coaching is offered at all levels

The Samford District Bowls Club was founded in 1948 by a group of dedicated people who wanted to provide a sporting and social environment for the ageing farming population, their families and visitors.  This club started life on the banks of South Pine River close to Samford Village where the original Club house and first bowling green were constructed by volunteers using local materials and businesses.  Over the years the club has grown and now affords excellent club facilities and superior greens..

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meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success


Barry Maher

Board ChairPerson

Chris Cambell

Maintenance Director

Susan Law

Board Secretary / Bookkeeper

Bruce Atkinson


Geoff Wallace

Vice ChairPerson

Rod Palmer

Players Committee Representative

Players Co-ordination Committee 2021-22

Lesley Maher

Ladies Games Director

Rod Palmer


Neil Mason

Men's Games Director

Desley Broad

Ladies Represen- tative

Pam Campbell


Jeff Himstedt

Men's Represen- tative

Patrons/ess and Life Members

Merryl Laffin

Life Member

Mac Patterson


Ron Needham

Life Member

Marj Warland

Life Member

Ken Gibson

Life Member

Barry Maher

Life Member

Rod Palmer

Life Member

Our Busy Volunteers

Janice Ridley

Our Ever Busy Coach

Alison Clarke, Dave Taylor

Our very busy Bar managers

Bob McKinven

Our Own Mr Fix it - you name it he fixes it

David Rose

Mows it,trims it upkeep of greens you name it he does it.

Mary Cichowski

Our Favorite Providore, provider of supplies for all our special days

You really need to take up bowls - keep healthy and enjoy

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