As you would be aware, the Balmain Bowling Club amalgamated with St Johns Park Bowling Club on the 30th June 2020. The Club was closed due to Covid–19 on the 23rd March 2020 and remains closed. For the year ending the 30th June 2020, the Club recorded a substantial unsustainable loss. For the current financial year (July & August), while closed (except for bowling activities) the Club continues to experience substantial losses.

Covid-19, as well as urgently required facility upgrades continues to keep the Club closed. The monies agreed in the (MOU) Memorandum of Understanding between the two Clubs to carry out Club upgrades to the Balmain Bowling Club has now been postponed because of the effect Covid-19 closure has had on the entire SJPBC Group cash flow position.

We understand this decision may be frustrating for members of the Club, but we assure you that St Johns Park Bowling Club remains committed to the future of Balmain Bowling Club, its members and surrounding community. We are aware of our commitments but must first ensure the future financial viability of the whole SJPBC Group.

Your continued support through this difficult period is appreciated.

David Marsh – SJPBC Group CEO on behalf of the SJPBC Board of Directors.