Presidents Message 2020
It is a great honour for me to be Kent County Bowling Association President in 2020.
Thanks, must first go to my club Milton Regis for their support. I have been a member of Milton Regis for almost forty years, captain four times and now in my tenth year as club president. This has given me an understanding of the time and effort put in by bowlers throughout the county keeping their clubs running. Special thanks must go to those clubs who donate their greens and facilities for use by the County in, Middleton Cup, Balcomb Trophy, Home County League, County Friendlies and latter stages of County competitions. Also, President and Council games where clubs and their members can meet their County representatives or just celebrate an event.
Born in Kent from a Kent family I believe it should be a great honour to represent your county both on and off the green. I was invited to play as an associate for the Kent Past Presidents several years ago which gave me an in-site into the hard work done by the county officials. Through their encouragement and my clubs backing I was proud to be nominated as 2018 Junior Vice President. My first year was with the under 25’s and seeing their skill and enthusiasm made me optimistic for the future. Winning is important to me but so is the enjoyment of playing the game.
Kent is one of the largest bowling counties in England and selecting from this vast amount of talent is difficult. My support must go to the officers and selectors tasked with this job.
I would like to congratulate Brian Trill on his dedication and enthusiasm as 2019 President. Accompanying Brian around the country supporting our Kent teams I learnt a great deal from him, and he will be a hard act to follow. I know I can also rely on the support of Senior Vice President Ian King and Junior Vice President Paul Proctor.
At the start of Brian’s year, due to medical problems there was doubt whether I would be able to give him all the support I was hoping to, but in the end it all worked out well. Therefore, it is little surprise that my charity this year will be Prostate Cancer UK.
I wish Ellen Phillips well for her year as Ladies County President along with her Senior Vice Rhianna Butler, Junior Vice Violet Aldridge and their officers. I am sure we will all meet around the county and at Leamington.