ESMBA Insurance Scheme

Insurance for ESMBA affiliated Clubs, Leagues and Counties



In order to help you access wide ranging, yet competitively-priced Civil Liability Insurance (including Public and Products Liability) we’ve teamed up with bowls insurance specialist, Sutton Winson Ltd. There is also the option to add cover for your bowls equipment and/or trailer and money cover.
Sutton Winson Ltd has negotiated a number of enhancements with insurer, Allianz Insurance plc. For example;

  • ‘Member to member’ cover and financial protection against negligent advice and libel & slander  
  • Usual restrictions surrounding theft or malicious damage to equipment have been removed so, it is no longer necessary for premises to have British Standard locks or padlocks.
  • Money/assault section covers club cash plus, assault on club officers whilst they have cash in their possession. 
  • Employers Liability cover for your volunteers whilst they participate in employment type duties on your behalf.

It’s no surprise to find Sutton Winson Ltd has been supporting the bowling community with insurance provision, sponsorship and targeted donations for nearly 30 years.  It’s with this experience and knowledge that we have this continued partnership so that our affiliated members can benefit from these enhancements


As a one off, this year’s insurance period will run for 18 months from the 1st March 2022 to the 1st September 2023 to align with the Short Mat Bowls playing season, together with the ESMBA’s membership registration which falls on the 1st September each year. If cover is taken out after 1st March, the full annual premium is payable and it will run up to 31stAugust 2023.

The insurance cost is £66.00 for Civil Liability for an indemnity limit of £5,000,000 and Employers Liability for £10,000,000 (including the £30 administration fee), £15.50 per £1,000 of equipment and/or trailer cover and £10.30 for £300.00 of money cover. 

We’re also making it easier for you to arrange your cover with them – you can access a Cover Summary, Frequently Asked Questions, the Policy Wording, an Application Form and Sutton Winson Ltd’s Terms of Business and Revenue Statement online.


To arrange cover please complete the attached application form and return to : -  Sutton Winson Ltd, c/o Michelle Donnachie, Greenacre Court, Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9DS. 



Tel:                 0844 815 0115 


Cheques must be made payable to Sutton Winson Ltd


If you prefer to pay by Bacs or Electronic bank transfer, please contact Sutton Winson to arrange.






FAQ'S 2022 VERSION                                              CLICK HERE


SUMMARY OF COVER                                           CLICK HERE

POLICY WORDING                                                  CLICK HERE


MONEY WORDING SECTION                               CLICK HERE

                                        NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE                                       CLICK HERE                                                     

 Sutton Winson Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No 310883).  A member of the Sutton Group.  Registered Office: St James House, Grosvenor Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 4AJ.  Registered in England 546706.


For further information about Sutton Winson Ltd, their terms of business, complaints and commendation procedures please go to:

Members of ESMBA affiliated clubs, leagues and counties can now access Home, Car and Travel insurance backed up by great customer service from the ESMBA Insurance provider, Sutton Winson. For more details




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