The Belvoir Vale Bowls Club was formed in 1973 by a group of players from the villages of Hose, Harby and Long Clawson. Initially the club had no facilities, so for the first few seasons all fixtures were away.
In 1976 the Village Hall Association at Hose made an area of land on the playing fields available for use by the club. With a loan from Melton Borough Council the current bowls green was laid and the club house was erected a few years later. It is made up of two prefab homes which were purchased by the club from Asfordby, transported to Hose with the help of local farmers, then erected by members of the club.
The money to provide the hedge that still surrounds the green was provided by a local charity of pig fanciers. The members and local community have been right at the heart of the club’s development and progression. Initially a men’s club, the ladies section was established in 1983. The club is now fully integrated and all league and friendly fixtures are mixed.
In 2015 with the help of a grant from the National lottery we significantly improved the clubhouse with a new roof; doors, gable end and the facia was reclad.
Currently we have around 30 members who come from the surrounding Vale villages, Melton, Asfordby and further afield. During the season we:
- play in several different competitive leagues against clubs in the area
- travel further afield for weekend friendly matches against clubs in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire.
- usually hold an annual away day match against teams from as far away as York and Windsor.