Club History

The Club was established in 1963, having been granted a lease over part of the land previously occupied by the Royal Hobart Golf Club, which had transferred its operation to a new site. Our first clubhouse was that previously owned by the Golf Club. A new clubhouse replaced the original in 1974 and was extended in 1997.


We entered the Southern Tasmanian Bowls Association pennant competition in the 1964/65 season with sides in Divisions 4, 5 and 6 (2). Four years later we had qualified by promotion to enter a side in Division 1 and we won the first of many Division 1 Pennants in 1974.

Since 1996, members of the Clarence Sub-Branch of the RSL have been social members of the Club and have used it as their headquarters and for social activities. The Club has provided some space for RSL administration and display of its memorabilia. The arrangement has proved of considerable benefit to both groups.

The Club currently has three excellent grass greens, parking for ninety or more cars and a spacious modern clubhouse and is regularly chosen to host major intrastate, interstate and national events.

A significant feature of the Rosny Park Bowls Club history over many years has been the Australian and very many State Champions that have played for the Club.

Australian champions include Ron Brooks ,who after winning the Tasmanian Singles in 1980/81 went on to win the Club's first Australian Title by winning the Australian Champion of State Champions. Ron later returned to Queensland to become prominent in the administration of the sport and eventually a Queensland selector.

Ken Pearce has also represented the State as an Australian Manager in the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh

Noteable Tasmanian representatives have been Ken Pearce ,Tom Clark, Tom Courto, John Boatwright, Chris McKibben, Tony Bennett and Gary Bygraves.