A warm and friendly greeting awaits you at 'The Victory'.
Founded in 1968 at Alexandra Park, the Centre for Sport in Portsmouth, we are a 'Community Amateur Sports Club' totalling about 600 playing & social members of all ages.
Our air-conditioned and LED lit Bowls Hall comprises six rinks of new Dales ProWeave carpet and is equipped with a 'Bowlsmaster' scoring system, changing rooms and lockers for both sexes and is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
We welcome all bowlers and non-bowlers and encourage community participation through liaison with local charity groups, schools, businesses and societies. eg. The Portsmouth North End Cycling Club (PNECC) use our facility as their Clubhouse.
The Victory is famous for its intimate ambience which encourages spectators to engage with the action. This, together with a well-stocked, low-cost bar and an 80 cover restaurant area offering home-made fare, makes our club one of the most popular indoor bowls venues in the country.
We are proud to have had both junior and senior players selected to represent their country In the recent (& not so recent) past and we are always well represented in National and County Mens, Ladies and Mixed Competitions.
From mid-September to the end of April, we are open for bowling & social activities every day of the week from 08:00 to 22:00 and although our summer opening times are more limited (see Summer Opening Hours on 'Club News' page), we run Spoon Drives on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 and Summer Triples Leagues at 10:00 on Tuesdays and at 12:00 on Thursdays.
The sport of Bowls may be enjoyed by all regardless of experience, gender, race, age or disability and provides controlled, gentle, sustainable exercise for body & mind. It's defining attributes of fellowship, courtesy, fun & honest competitiveness may all be experienced in full measure at the Victory.
Please pop in to experience our club & the sport of Bowls on a 'TRY BEFORE YOU BUY' basis.