Club History

The history of the Cockburn Bowling and Recreational Club can be traced back to 1964 and to four men, Mr D. O’Brien, Mr A. Pedersen, Mr J. Marshall and Mr J. Baker. These men, all actively involved in other Sporting and Community Associations, discussed the prospect of forming a club and after considerable groundwork called the first meeting on 22nd May 1964 in the Memorial Hall, Hamilton Hill.

Fourteen people attended this meeting and during this meeting it was unanimously decided that the “Cockburn District Bowling Club” be formed. Discussion was held regarding a possible site for the club. The first site suggested was in Blackwood Avenue, Hamilton Hill, but the Shire Council of the day vetoed that location and said it should be in the Spearwood area. The obvious choice then, was part of the 12 acres given to the Cockburn Shire Council by the Spearwood District Fruit Growers and Market Gardeners Association to build a Civic Centre and provide amenities for the citizens of the Shire. It was in fact a condition for the donation of the land that a Bowling and Recreational Club be established on the land subject to the Spearwood Rovers Soccer Club agreeing to relocate. Forty four people, including nine ladies, attended the meeting held on 8 June 1964.