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Riverain Bowls Club Youth Section

Riverain Indoor Bowls Club runs bowling sessions for young players under the age of 18 in Hertfordshire.

Each session costs £2 per child and all you need to get started is a clean pair of flat soled trainers or shoes, although there are some bowling shoes available to borrow.

2018-2019 Young Players

The juniors meet from 9.00am to 11.30am most Saturday mornings at Riverain from October to March and is led by a team of highly qualified coaching staff headed up by Sandra Smale.
The coaches are dedicated to working with the young players to help them reach their potential and are all trained in safeguarding.

The sessions aim to develop the skill of bowling in our youngsters in a fun and friendly environment, giving a thorough grounding in technique, etiquette, communication and tactics.
No experience is necessary – just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

There are opportunities throughout the year to take part in in-house and national competitions, as well as to participate in county and national level award schemes.

For more information, please email juniors@riverain.co.uk or phone our Head Coach Sandra on 07783 303268 or Youth Secretary Julie on 07954 722667.
Please make contact with us before coming along for the first time to make sure there are no competitions going on that day.


Congratulations to all our Juniors who represented us in the Potters u17 Triples on 8th December 2019, which consisted of 24 teams from across the country.
Riverain entered three teams, accompanied by two young reserves who did a great job of supporting and keeping scores.

In the early rounds Jack and Hayden’s teams came top of their respective groups, so they went straight through to the Quarter Finals.
Sam’s team did not win all games in their group but bagged the last place in the Quarters by winning a play-off against two other teams with the same shot difference meaning all three teams got through to the Quarter Finals.

Jack’s team was then knocked out by a combined team from Hunts & Cambs.
Our other teams were drawn against each other, so we lost Hayden’s team after a well-fought game against their club-mates.

Sam’s team then went on to beat the Hunts & Cambs team in the Semi Finals So Sam, Toby and Dylan play in the Final on the morning of Sunday 26th January 2020 at Potters (the same day as the televised World Championship Final)

(L-R) Dylan, Toby, Kieran. Jamie, Jack, Sophie (Res), Matilda (Res), Josh, Rhianna, Hayden, Sam
Riverain Junior Squad

Victorious Dylan and Toby with their skip Sam.
Dylan, Toby & Sam

Hayden, Kieran and Jamie.
Hayden, Kieran, Jamie

Jack, Rihanna and Josh.
Jack, Rihanna, Josh


The annual Riverain Juniors Generation Game took place on the 12th January 2019 with twelve of our juniors pairing up with a parent to play in a round robin against each other.

After some very good play from all, the last four included our youngest player LillieMay and three of our more experienced ones - Rhianna, Adam and Jamie H.
The eventual winner, with the best shot difference after a brilliant run in all of his games was Jamie who skipped for his Dad.

Well done Jamie – 2019 Generation Game Champion!

Jamie H and his father

Notice of Child Protection Policy
In accordance with the Policy and Guidelines issued by Bowls England, Riverain Indoor Bowls Club fully accepts its legal and moral obligation to exercise its duty of care and to protect all children (and vulnerable adults) participating in its activities and to safeguard their welfare.

We are committed to do this by acknowledging that :-

We shall use our best endeavours to ensure that :-

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