Welcome to Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association
Happy New Year 2018!
A new year is once again upon us and it's often a time when we choose to reflect on the past and our achievements.
At the same time 2018 is a brand new year to start afresh, start strong and positive and yet another chance to do everything we would like to do.
I wish you all an enjoyable and healthy year and of course a successful bowls season for Warwickshire Women's Bowling Association.
It is with considerable sadness that the County has learnt that Nell Cartwright passed away on Sunday 14 January in her 90th year. Nell was a Founder Member of Ambleside Bowling Club and won both the Ladies Club 4 Wood Championship Singles and the Two Wood Singles. She was delighted and proud to receive her County Badge in 2003 and was an enthusiastic and staunch supporter of the County for many years.
Funeral details will be advised in due course.
Guide Dog Tammy
You will all recall Tammy, the guide dog we sponsored and named. She will now be over 15 months old and unfortunately the Guide Dogs policy is that once the dog reaches the age of 10 months the dog’s sponsors are no longer given updates on the dogs.
Tammy should by now be undergoing rigorous training in her brown training harness, learning all the skills she needs to guide a blind or partially-sighted person e.g. how walk in a straight line in the centre of the pavement unless there is an obstacle, how to judge heights and widths so that her owner does not bump their head or shoulder and how to deal with traffic. Tammy’s medium term goal is to gain her smart white harness so that she can be matched up with a new owner. This will mark the start of a partnership that should last around seven years. You never know if in the future you meet a black female Guide Dog it might well be our Tammy!
Helping Young People
Many thanks to all those players who in the 2017 seasons donated much needed toiletries for the young people at St Basils. The staff at St Basils were delighted with our donations …over the year over six large boxes of toiletries were donated. Some of the gift boxes were held back to be given as presents to the youngsters at Christmas. A particular word of thanks goes to Ros Taylor who got the ladies who attend Slimming World at Coventry Avenue Bowls Club on board with this project.
Diane will once again be delighted to receive your donations in the 2018 season as our President, Joy, is keen to keep up the good work in this area.
Bowls England Honours Warwickshire BowlerKirsty Richards (Kings Heath), who was crowned All England Champion when she won the National 4 Wood Singles in August at Leamington, was named Junior Woman Bowler of the Year by Bowls England at their Annual Dinner and Presentation. This is a well-deserved honour for our young bowler and the Officers wish her every success in future years.
President, Joy Cooke, was delighted to congratulate Kirsty who “as one of Warwickshire’s youngsters has always shown promise, but is now fully recognised for her bowling ability – the County is extremely proud of her.”