The Ferntree Gully Bowling Club committee was first established in November 1965, when the Rotary Club resident held a public meeting at the Council Chambers to seek support to establish The Ferntree Gully Bowling Club.

There was no lack of support for the club and a unanimous decision to proceed with the formation of a Bowling Club was made. Elections of office bearers and committee followed.

Original Office Bearers

President:               Mr H A Clarke

Vice Presidents:    Mr B Seebeck and Mr W Tew

Secretary:               Mr G Eldridge

Treasurer:              Mr D Goudie

Committee Members: L Hansen, J Pickett, L Martin, R A Stride, L Tozer, W Brown and L Batten.

The Committee then when into negotiations with Knox Council as to a suitable site for the Bowling Club. The suggested site on vacant land adjoining Glenfern Park next to the tennis Club was the result.

The Committee then signed a 75 year lease for this land and construction of the first green was put out for tender. Part of the lease agreement was that the club would spend a certain amount on the development of the site each year.

The club has long history of enthusiastic volunteers, which was needed in the development of the club and continues with our many volunteers today.

The clubrooms were first started in 1979 and have been added to and extended over the years.

The first Synthetic green was laid in 1991 . In 2011,  2 of our greens were updated.

Today, the Ferntree Bowling Club has clubroom facilities that include bistro, bar, function rooms, BBQ area and 3 Synthetic greens.

The Ferntree Gully Bowling club enters teams in both the Tuesday and Saturday Pennant Season, has numerous options for social bowls, carpet bowls and our Barefoot bowls season in the warmer months.

Club Management

The Ferntree Gully Bowling Club is managed by a Committee of Management and the Bowling Committee

Office bearers for the 2023/24 year are:

Committee of Management

  • CEO: Les Stephens
  • Executive Secretary: Rhonda Raisbeck
  • Executive Treasurer: Terry Martin
  • Executive Committee:
    • Paul Wootten
    • Michael Cudd

Bowling Committee

  • President: Clayton Jones
  • Vice-President: Robyn Coleman
  • Secretary: Brian Raisbeck
  • Asst Secretary: Merilyn Selvey
  • Committee Members:
  • Heather Padgham
  • Julie Van
  • Jamie Russell
  • Laurie Rutter

Saturday Selection

  • Max Ritchie
  • Paul Wootten
  • Forrest Deane
  • Wayne Scanlon
  • Warren Spence

Tuesday Selection

  • Norm Smith
  • Marg Robbins
  • Gail Bowen
  • John Vincent
  • Jenny Jennings
  • Greens Director:
  • Members Welfare: Robyn Coleman

Life Members

  • Don Alexander (Dec’d)
  • Mrs. P. Alexander (Dec’d)
  • Noel Clarke (Dec’d)
  • Murray Furmston
  • Don Gillies (Dec’d)
  • Col Hibbins (Dec’d
  • Mrs. L. Hunter
  • Betty Krygger (Dec’d)
  • Gordon Lewer
  • John Sartori
  • E. Sims  (Dec’d)
  • Les Stephens
  • David Barclay
  • Janet Dick
  • Jim Milburn
  • Max Paton (Dec’d)
  • Ken Miller
  • Glenice Sabell
  • John Milburn (Dec’d)
  • Brian Raisbeck
  • Merilyn Selvey

Venue Manager

  • Jamie Tatlow (Venue Manager) (manager@ftgbowls.com.au)

Club Historian

  • Ken Miller


  • Gail Bowen
  • Bob Selvey


  • Tony Jeffery
  • Bob Selvey
  • Keith Sheldon-Collins
  • Graeme Trinnick


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Club Constitution

Ferntree Gully Bowling Club Inc Costitution 2017


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