Pennant is metropolitan Melbourne’s bowling competition. Flem-Ken’s pennant teams include mixes of men and women, and people of all ages and abilities. The club has a strong and growing number of female members, our youngest pennant bowler in recent years has been 9 years old, and we have installed equipment to allow one of our members who is in a wheelchair to compete equally with other members.
Summer is the most popular season for pennant bowls, with bowlers from all of Melbourne’s leading clubs competing for the pennant flag. Flemington and Kensington Bowling Club fields three sides in Saturday Summer Pennant, in Divisions 2, 4 and 7. Our pennant sides play every Saturday from October through to March (with a few weeks off over the Christmas break) and barefoot bowls is available from 4:30pm onwards.
A Wednesday night pennant competition is held over Summer, with Flem-Ken playing its games at home under the lights that were installed in 2015.
The club also fields sides in the Winter Pennant competition, which is held from April to July. Flem-Ken has pennant teams to cater for all levels of lawn bowlers and we are always keen for bowlers to join the club, whether experienced or novice. The club has coaches who can help you improve no matter what level you are starting from. If you are interested in making the step from a casual or barefoot bowler to pennant bowler, or are an experienced bowler ready to compete for a club, click on the ‘Become a Pennant Bowler’ button below
Both social and full (bowling) membership at FlemKen is just $80 a year. All members receive discounted drinks, can bowl any time (usually $100 per rink for 2 hours) and enjoy many other benefits.
If you’re a social member and the lawn bowls bug bites you and you decide you want to start playing pennant bowls, there’s nothing more to pay.
We have also added 3 brand new pool tables in our Roy Gerbing room. Usually tables can be hired out at $10 per hour, however we have added a ‘Pool Membership’ for people wanting to join as a pool member only. Benefits include free pool all year round as well as member prices behind the bar. A pool membership is only $50 a year.
As well, membership revenue goes towards supporting the growth of your local bowls club. Click on the link below to find out more information about becoming part of the FlemKen family.