Club of the Year
Lyndhurst BC in Durham won the 2017 ‘Club of the Year’ crown.
The prestigious title, generously supported by Drakes Pride, is awarded annually to the club that is judged to have shown the greatest efforts to promote the club, increase membership and work with the local community.
Lyndhurst BC, runners up in the competition in 2015, demonstrated continued improvement to beat off stiff competition from runners-up Ilminster BC (Somerset) and fellow finalists Peacehaven & Telscombe BC (Sussex) and Southend BC (Essex) to claim the title.
Bowls England Chief Executive Tony Allcock MBE said: “The quality of entries this year was once again of an exceptionally high standard. It is clear that many clubs are raising their game with regard to the work that they are doing to recruit and retain new members – most noticeably an increase in the use of social media to promote the sport to a wider audience. The judging panel again had a tough choice in determining the winners across the categories. However, it was unanimously felt that Lyndhurst BC’s work to increase membership across all ages and abilities gave them the edge – indeed our judges in their final report noted that it is clear to see that they intend to maintain a very high standard for current and future members. Finally, I wish to thank Drakes Pride for their continued support of this competition.”
The Award was introduced in order to recognise the work that clubs across the country do to promote the sport and increase participation.
|ROLL OF HONOUR|
|2008||Ware BC, Hertfordshire||Putney Town BC, Surrey|
|2009||Iver Heath BC, Buckinghamshire||Lockswood BC, Hampshire|
|2010||Canterbury BC, Kent||Yeovil Bowls & Squash Club, Somerset|
|2011||Ditton BC, Kent||Clarence BC, Somerset|
|2012||Clarence BC, Somerset||Berkhamsted BC, Hertfordshire|
|2013||Oakley BC, Hampshire||Berkhamsted BC, Hertfordshire|
|2014||Bolton FGBC, Lancashire||White Hall BC, Essex|
|2015||Berkhamsted BC, Hertfordshire||Lyndhurst BC, Durham|
|2016||White Hall BC, Essex||Gildredge Park BC, Sussex|
|2017||Lyndhurst BC, Durham||Ilminster BC, Somerset|
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