Welcome to the League Website


Alan Hawkins

The League was formed in 1936 and currently comprises 30 teams divided into 5 Divisions. The clubs are all situated within the area stretching from Lancing along the coast to Newhaven and inland to Lewes. All League matches start at 6.0p.m. on Tuesday evenings from mid May to August with a break in July to accommodate the Hove Open Bowls Tournament.

This site contains details of the League's current Officers and member clubs, fixture and league tables for 2016, rules of both the league and Bill Hawkins Cup competitions and a schedule of Inter League Representative and friendly fixtures for 2016.


Date 23rd June 2016

The following email received today:

I regret that Newhaven Bowls club is obliged to withdraw, with immediate effect, from the Brighton & Hove league. Due to a combination of factors, including unforeseen health problems, we can no longer produce a team for games on Tuesday evenings.

Anthony Bradbury

Chairman, Newhaven Bowls Club

Date 7th June 2016

Unfortunately St Anns Well Garden Bowling Club do not have sufficient male members so have reluctantly had to drop out of the League (DIV 2). British Rail BC have a walk-over into the next round of the Bill Hawkins knockout competition.