Location & Contact
The Thornlie Bowling Club is situated about 16 kilometres southeast of Perth and is in the City of Gosnells.
Situated:- Cnr Thornlie Avenue & Ravenhill Road, Thornlie
Contact:- Telephone, 9459 9414 Fax, 9493 3335
Postal Address:- PO Box 124 Thornlie WA 6988
Email Address:- Thornlie Bowling Club email address
In 1966 Thornlie was a very new suburb, with 500 houses and a population of around 2,000 people, Thornlie was less than a decade old.
The Parker and Williams families were instrumental in establishing our bowling facility. Following on after a meeting with the Gosnells Council George Parker, Jack Williams and Lindsay Clark (Gosnells Councilor) went back to Ross Elliot's home and resolved to get on with the task of establishing a bowling club. Many meetings took place to incorporate our club and address all the other issues that building a new facility creates.
In 1966 - George Parker was elected our first President - Laurence Sims our Secretary, with June Howlitt the club's first Treasurer. The first AGM was held in February 1967 at which time the club had approximately 112 members.
In April 1967 plans were drawn up by the Gosnells Council showing a proposed clubhouse and three greens on the Ravenhill Road site. Construction of the greens commenced around February 1968 with both B & C green being ready for play late 1969, with planning for A green well under way.
The clubhouse followed soon after and the club's first bar was built by Ron Kiernan (a cabinet maker by trade) and we are all very thankful that Ron built it otherwise it would have been a very dry argument.
The clubhouse was officially opened on the 9th of October 1971, we should all be forever thankful to every person, whether mentioned here or not, who had a hand in bringing our club to life. Without their forethought and their many hours of hard work our club may not have existed today. We would like to recognize everyone who had a part to play be it large or small.
Today's members thank you very much for your efforts they are well appreciated.
The clubhouse is comfortably furnished, air-conditioned and with a fully stocked bar plus kitchen & barbecue facilities. It is available for hire to members and their friends for special functions
The club has four greens,two are grass ( two santa anna) and two synthetic (carpet).
We have over 600 members at Thornlie, who come from all walks of life with a variety of interests. You are certain to find and enjoy a place amongst them.
An introduction to Bowls is held as a group session - usually on saturday mornings. Laurie Curtis and his merry band will ensure you get off on the right foot in this sport.
We are on the move - already one of the largest bowling clubs in Perth we have a great range of bowling talent. From the absolute beginner to the very skilled professional. And every other category in between. THERE IS A PLACE FOR YOU. COME IN AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.
Facilities for Members
Two grass greens and Two all weather carpet - two of the greens are under lights for night bowls. Good size club house that makes for cozy social evenings and dances.
Organized by our active social committee.
Scroungers both Sunday and midweek.
Pennant Bowls for men & Women.
Ladies & Men's Championships Handicap Events (just ask Buddha)
"Chase the Raven" Friday nights.
Raven of the week drawn Saturday Night $100 over the bar.
Coaching for Bowlers of All Levels Advice The great humour in most clubs is generated by the unofficial "advice committee". Don't be disappointed the Ravens have such a committee and it is alive and well. We also have many members who not only help with constructive advice - they will be there for you when and if you need help - make sure you find the right ones.
Levels of membership: We have a level at a price just absolutely right for you and your pocket.
Friday Night Meals: Our kitchen serves up tasty meals and snacks - priced to suit your palate and pocket.
Busy Bee: Many of our members help out at various times with odd jobs around the club - for the retired person - this adds to your circle of friends.
Don't wait - become a Raven today - this may just be the best decision of your life