Our History

The Cockburn BARC and Cockburn Bowling Club new facilities were officially opened on Saturday 1 st September 2018 at 10:00 AM, the new club is now located at the, corner of Beeliar Drive and Birchley Road.

The facility was opened by Senator Slade Brockman (representing Sports Minister McVeigh) and the Mayor of the City of Cockburn Logan Howlett.

01 - Welcome
Cockburn BARC and Cockburn Bowling Club

The new Cockburn BARC Facility includes the following:

  • Two x 10 rink sand filled synthetic bowling greens (one fully under cover with LED lighting) and the other green outdoor with LED lighting and spectator shelters.
  • Two soccer pitches with outdoor lighting (Five aside)
  • Four beach volleyball courts (available for community hire/ membership)
  • Multi-purpose facility with kitchen, restaurant, function rooms for 367 patrons (available for community hire)
  • Members bar area for 361 patrons, a TAB facility and direct access to the two new synthetic bowling greens (one under cover green), the members have their own entry lobby area.
  • Commercial kitchen, cool room and store
  • Conference room and office facilities
  • Change rooms and toilets
  • Carpark 150 car bays including accessible car bays
  • Grassed area with playground

The Cockburn Bowling Club opened its greens in the original location 300 Rockingham Rd. Spearwood on 14 th October 1967, playing in 6 th division in 1967-68; Cockburn went onto win their first pennant that season.

In 1973-74 Cockburn were undefeated in winning the 1 st Division pennant. Since first entering 1 st Division (now Premier League), Cockburn have gone onto win 22 1 st Division Pennants, amassing 63 Pennants in total. Many other pennants and promotions have been won both in Saturday and Mid-week competitions, making the Club’s achievements the envy of all.

Many club members have brought distinction and recognition to the Cockburn Bowling Club producing 5 International and 19 State Players.

Special recognition and acknowledgement of the Cockburn Council and the Federal Government for providing $9.5M funding for the construction with over $4.5M sourced from the National Stronger Regions Fund grant from the Commonwealth Government for the construction of the new facilities.

Cockburn BARC and Cockburn Bowling Club Original plaque
Temporary Club House - Agricultural Hall
Cockburn BARC and Cockburn Bowling Club Team
Cockburn BARC and Cockburn Bowling Club Team

This venue provides first rate facilities for sport, recreation and the community to take the Cockburn Bowling Club on its next exciting journey.

Mayor Howlett said a focus of Cockburn’s newest recreation facility was enabling families to increase their activity levels together close to home in a safe, welcoming social environment.

“Being more physically active in our everyday lives doesn’t always have to be hard work. At Cockburn Bowling and Recreational Club Inc. there will be a focus on family-oriented games and competitions with an accent on fun and making new social connections,” Mayor Howlett said.

“Belonging to a club and getting active is great for our physical health, but is also an important part
of staying mentally agile and involved in our community.”

Area 5 Football Director Bryan Raeburn said there was a large football community that had been asking to head south of the river for a number of years.

“With the World Mini-football Federation World Cup coming to Perth in 2019, this new facility will be utilised by the 32 teams as a training facility, giving local youngsters the opportunity to see the world’s best in action in the City of Cockburn,” Mr Raeburn said.

Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl said the Cockburn Bowling and Recreational Club facility was an exciting new development that would allow Volleyball WA to expand its presence in the south metropolitan area with a new beach volleyball club.

“As a game for all, we can’t wait to get the local residents out on to the sand and let families discover volleyball together,” Ms Kuhl said.

“The four new beach volleyball courts also represent a great opportunity for us to deliver more state
development programs.”