Concord Bowlo has been an institution in the Inner West community for almost a century. Home to Concord Bowling Club lawn bowls team, it’s also a perfect venue for functions and a fun way to gather with friends for our famous Barefoot Bowls.
The life of Concord Bowlo began in 1932 when it was officially opened on 7 July by Concord Mayor Alderman H R Harrison. The Council helped with the formation of the club by providing 1000 pounds for the building of the Clubhouse two years earlier and the build began. While the club instantly became a destination for those interested in lawn bowls, it has also played an important role in the community as a social hub.
Women hit the Green in 1974, when the Central Park (Concord) Women’s Bowling Club was formed. The ladies played their first game on March 19, 1974.
Through all this the Club has maintained steady progress providing much enjoyment for its members through the medium of its top-class greens and attractive comfortable Club House. For this, we owe a debt of gratitude to many wonderful members of the past, who gave willingly of their time, effort, and circumstance, to build our reputation to overcome financial difficulties, to ensure our comfort, and to build up our loyalty and faith in our Club.
This local landmark has always surprised people for its local surrounds. You feel as though you’re hidden away in an exclusive retreat, rather than being so close to the heart of Sydney. Prime Ministers have come to play a round, including Prime Minister McMahon in 1972, and local rock bands could be seen playing tunes to entertain the local. It’s a special part of our local community.
In 2018, the Bowlo hit fame when it was selected as the location for the Hahn Superdry commercial. You can watch the video here, shot on the green, complete with men in kilts and yes even a horse!
We’ve hosted the Sydney Paralympic Games Bowling in 2000, and during this time, the Netherlands Paralympic team hosted their after party at the venue. What an unforgettable night in history that was!