Certificate of Merit
Bowls England introduced the Certificate of Merit to recognise the work of volunteers to support the sport at Club and County level - from Secretaries and Treasurers to Greenkeepers and Umpires.
The Bowls England Certificate of Merit is presented to individuals that are deemed to have provided outstanding service to the sport of outdoor bowls at club and county level in England.
The award is open to anyone who is involved with a club, county, organisation or association affiliated to Bowls England, except for those who have already received Life Membership or Honorary Membership of Bowls England.
The closing date for nominations is 31st August annually.
Recipients of the Bowls England Certificate of Merit
2017: Geoffrey Chapman (Kent); John Church MBE (Northamptonshire); Graham Marriner (Hertfordshire)
2016: Michael Bannister (Kent); Christine Hore (Cornwall); Margaret Langley-Roberts (Buckinghamshire); Glyn Williams (Herefordshire)
2015: Ralph Archer (Bedfordshire); Thomas Besford (Berkshire)#; Henry Franklin (Oxfordshire); Spencer Kerley (Hampshire); Brian Watts (Buckinghamshire)#; David Wederell (Somerset)
2014: Alwyn Baron (Yorkshire); John Cleverley (Northumberland); Charles Frederick (Cambridgeshire); Arnold Goad (Warwickshire); Kate Kyle (Leicestershire); James Laidler (Durham)#; Jackie Taylor (Surrey); Margaret Tully (Gloucestershire)
2013: Donald Knight (Hertfordshire); Brian Matthews (Berkshire)*; Anne Wilkinson (Northumberland)
2012: No Certificates awarded
2011: Thomas Addison (Yorkshire); Jack Gray (Herefordshire); Eileen Hopkins (Oxfordshire); Mary Trevennen (Cornwall); Mavis Wellington (Devon); Mike Poole (Hertfordshire); William Walton (Yorkshire)
2010: Michael Brookfield (Devon); Robert Burch (Devon); Wendy Davies (Sussex); Gillian Jones (Durham); Beryl Meeson (Hertfordshire); Irene Molyneux (Oxfordshire); George F Pike (Wiltshire)#
2009: David Counter (Devon); Ernest Douglass (Yorkshire); Don Draper (Durham); John Durston (Somerset); Stuart Laxton (Northamptonshire); David Powe (Hampshire); Eric Prior (Middlesex); Alan Quick (Cornwall); Dennis Taylor (Suffolk)
* Awarded posthumously
10 Dec 2018
Online Entry available for 2019 National Competitions
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