Bowls England sadly announces the passing of former EWBA President, Freda Keller.
EWBA is widely acknowledged as an association that promoted greater female participation in the sport and both Norma and Freda played prominent roles in achieving these goals, particularly in making the game more accessible to women.
During her time as President, she oversaw the Atlantic Rim Games taking place in Durban, and the senior International team seeking to retain the Eve Trophy.
She previously played for her home club of Woking Park in Surrey, where she was President of the Surrey County Women’s Bowling Association in 1991 and a Founder Member of SCWIBA in 1989 in the inaugural year, when Surrey secured success in the initial playing of the Atherley Trophy.
She dedicated much of her many years in the game to improving and developing female participation.
We owe a great debt of gratitude to a committed player and administrator, who progressed the game to new levels.