About Us

We provide a community service for men, women and youths with ages ranging from 9-90 years of age. Our facilities include a 6 rink indoor bowling green.The controlling bodies of this organisation are run by Merthyr Tydfil (Rhydycar) Bowls Limited and the Merthyr Tydfil Indoor Bowls Club.

Services

Do you fancy a go at bowls?  We hope the answer is yes, and if so, please read on. Bowls is a game which is enjoyed by people of all ages, despite any preconceived image you may have.  Also, having no previous knowledge or participation in bowls (or any other sport) is not a barrier to your participation.   For many bowlers this is their first attempt at sport. The only physical contact involved is a handshake with the opposition at the beginning and end of the match!  Here at Rhydycar we are actively on the lookout for new bowlers of any age, and we will provide FREE tuition, loan shoes and bowls, so why not come and have a go.

Fun and friendly coaching facilities are available for new bowlers, youths and charity groups within the Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding areas.  

Facilities

We provide facilities for seminars, meetings, societies and social occasions, including weddings and birthdays. Room hire is available at reasonable rates. The lounge area caters for 80 people, whilst our events area can hold 130 people both rooms are fitted with a small dance floor. There is also a smaller conference room that caters for 20 people. We have a bar area within the events room and also offer a catering service for anyone wishing to organise a buffet for special occasions. Our Hourly rate for room hire from the 1st. of April 2016 will be set at £14.00.

Room availability:                                                                                   Tuesdays:  2pm - 6pm  &  6pm - 9pm                                           Wednesdays:  2pm - 6pm  &  6pm - 9pm  

Stadium Co-ordinator: Barrie Broad

HISTORY

The Merthyr Tydfil Indoor Bowls Club was established in 1975 and currently has close to 300 members. The M.T.I.B.C is affiliated to the Welsh Indoors Bowls Association and the Welsh Ladies Indoor Bowls Association. The club has won the Welsh National Club Championship during the 1981-1982, 1987-1988 and 2005-2006 seasons. The M.T.I.B.C has had the honour of The President of The Welsh Indoor Bowls Association bestowed on the following members:

D.W. Howells 1980 also President of The World Indoor Bowls Council 1985, A.J.Cable 1986, 

K. Bayliss 1996 and P. Brill 2011.


Three M.T.I.B.C. players have had the honour of being captain of the Welsh international team bestowed upon them. Carl Lewis 1993, Martin Jenkins 1994 and John Downey 2005 and 2011.