Welcome to the website of the Norfolk Bowls
 Association, the body that regulates bowls
 played in the county of Norfolk under the auspices
 of Bowls England.


The site is designed to keep you up to date with what is happening in the Menís Association with information, news & updates of all County matches, County Championships & the Hansellís League. In addition the site contains details of the history of the Association & the many honours achieved by members since itís formation in 1936.


The site can also help anyone who is interested in taking up the sport with contact details of all clubs in the Association.


If you have any queries or ideas to improve the website then please contact webmaster@norfolkbowls.co.ukoruse the Contact Us Form



Alan Willer

Roger Holden

President 2018

Managing Partner

Norfolk Bowls Association

Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers

Hansells Roger Holden


Hansells Bowls 2017

President's Message

Sponsorís Message


May I thank you for the honour of being your President for 2018, and my Club Ashill for their nomination.

2017 was difficult year for the County with the loss of Colin Brown and past County Officers and Players it is an honour to follow Colin and Presidents preceding me.

My Charity this year is Marie Curie Cancer and support with the support of (S V P) John Mason and the hard working Manage Committee hope this will be a good year for the County.

May I Thank our Sponsors Hansells & Financial advisers for the many years support theyíve given to our County.

Finally I would like to wish all members of our association, good health and bowling for the season ahead, and for the seasons to come.


Alan Willer

President 2018


Hansells has a proud history of association by sponsorship with many distinguished organisations rooted deeply in the rich tapestry of Norfolk life.


Of those links, the most enduring is the unbroken friendship forged 14 years ago between Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers and the Menís Section of the Norfolk Bowls Association.


Over the years I have been privileged to work with a number of dedicated officers of both the association and the league and have always been greatly impressed by their wholehearted commitment to the cause of sport in Norfolk.


Me and my colleagues at Hansells have enjoyed getting to know a succession of presidents, who have worn the chain of office with great pride. Without exception they have shown themselves to be true gentlemen of Norfolk sport.

Colin Brown would have upheld that tradition with great distinction and it is a matter of profound personal regret that we will not be able to develop with Colin the bond of friendship we have so enjoyed building with his predecessors.


I am confident that much good bowls will be played in Colinís memory this summer, on immaculate greens throughout the length and breadth of our wonderful county.


Hansells look forward to another enthralling summer sampling that unique mix of relaxed camaraderie and friendly competition. From the first woods of the season, right through to August Bank Holiday weekend, when the finals day climax of the Hansells Cup competition brings the curtain down on the leagueís competition season.


The Menís Section of the Norfolk Bowls Association has a unique place within in the fabric of communities large and small across Norfolk and the Waveney Valley.


As an organisation which conducts its business at the heart of those same communities, Hansells has always enjoyed the reflected glow of success achieved by our countyís distinguished army of bowls enthusiasts at local, national and international level.


On behalf of the partners and staff of Hansells, I wish all the friends we have made among the officers, players and backroom support teams over many years Ė and those new friends we will be making this year Ė a season to savour.



Roger Holden

Managing Partner

Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers