Located on Brunswick Street, immediately facing New Farm Park, the NFBC, in recent times,has enjoyed a resurgence in usage and popularity.
In a professional sense the Club has enjoyed one its most successful years. It competes in the Pennants Competition of Brisbane Lawn Bowls and participates in the Harvey Shield and the Super Challenge Competitions. In 2008, four Teams were successful by any standard. Men’s Teams were winners in 1st and 6th Divisions , whilst the Ladies, in their very first year of competing, took out the 6th Division title. The process of the Club’s Pennants Team going from winning their Zone title and competing then in the final of the Queensland Championships took the playing levels of the Club to new heights. Congratulations go to the Indooroopilly Club, who pipped NFBC at the very end.
Hosting the Blind Bowls Competition in Brisbane is an activity that stands this Club, in the eyes of the Lawn Bowls fraternity and the community at large, in exceptionally good stead.
The NFBC prides itself on its competitive reputation within Bowling circles in Brisbane, achieved over a long period of time. Current membership levels are the highest in recent times, with the Club now providing an exposure to the gentle art of Bowls to a new generation of enthusiasts, captivated by the thrill and excitement of what has been tagged as Barefoot Bowls.
Many a corporate day, many a birthday celebration or even an excuse just to have an enjoyable day out in New Farm, has now seen forty people or more regularly showing their skills trying to get a big black ball close to a smaller white one.
NFBC has the reputation of running very good Barefoot Bowls events. Kevin Moran is currently reviving the club Newsletter, the latest copy of which is obtainable from the Club. Features include: The SILVER TEAM REPORT, an update on matters involving the feasibility stage of a synthetic Bowling Green, player squad development and, of course details of the weekly Texas poker nights.
The Club survived a bitter and at times quite acrimonious takeover attempt in 2008. At the end of the day, the efforts of the Committee, the Bowls loving membership and a wonderfully supportive local community, finally saw the marauders off.
NFBC is strategically placed in terms of patrons getting to the rink, with the venue brilliantly serviced by both City Cat and Council Bus services.
The NFBC Website, www.newfarmbowls.com.au contains full and diverse information on all that the Club does.