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Membership of the MCC Bowls Section is open to all MCC members (male and female) and any MCC members wishing to join the section will be heartily welcomed.

Non-MCC members can also join and enquiries from bowlers wishing to take advantage of our excellent facilities and play bowls with a fantastic group of people will always be welcomed.

The section has four greens at two facilities in Hawthorn. Headquarters at Swinburne Avenue has two grass greens.

The Glen Street complex has a grass green and a carpet green, the latter being available for bowls all year round. Excellent clubhouse facilities are provided at both locations.

The club fields seven sides in Saturday Bowls Victoria Metropolitan Pennant, four sides in Tuesday Bowls Victoria Metropolitan Pennant, one side in Tuesday Evening Pennant in the Eastern Ranges Competition, two sides in the Wednesday evening Inner City Pennant Competition and four sides in the Inner City Winter Pennant Competition.

Visit the MCC Bowls Section website at for further information.

MCC Bowls Section contact details
Secretary: Mr Ian McKay
0419 517 375