Annual Luncheon and Prize GivingPresident Chris with Paul Robson and wife Lesley 225x139

This year President, Chris Cooke, was delighted to welcome Bowls England Senior Vice President Paul Robson and his wife Lesley to the Annual Luncheon and Prize Giving at Tally Ho! Conference Centre together with the Men’s County President, Geoff Moran, and his partner Celia.

Chris proposed the toast to Bowls England and thanked Paul and his wife for making the journey from Hampshire to attend the event.

Like all Bowls England Officers Paul has been travelling the country and highlighted the growing number of clubs which are celebrating their centenary and the need to look at the sport as a whole in order to encourage people of all ages to get involved. He went on to explain the work being carried out on the greens in Leamington in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 although he anticipated the arrangements for the Nationals over the next couple of years would remain the same.

Senior Vice President, Mary Wheildon, proposed the toast to the County President and Guests, highlighting the County’s many achievements during the year including the Middle England League where we only missed winning  by two points.

Chris responded with many thanks for the enthusiasm and support she had received during a ‘wonderful year as President’ also congratulating the Walker team on their success in not only beating Devon but then going on to the Regional Finals and winning against Somerset before losing to the eventual winners, Wiltshire.