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John Bell re-elected as President of World Bowls

9th March, 2020 by Matt Wordingham

England’s John Bell has been re-elected unopposed to serve as President of World Bowls.

Bell, a member of Wigton BC in Cumbria, played more than 300 matches for England, which included representing England in the World Championships from 1980 to 1996 inclusive – achieving the Fours Gold Medal in 1984 and 1996 – and also participated in two Commonwealth Games.

On the administrative side, he has held several roles, with his most notable successes coming as Lawn Bowls Performance Director at the 2010, 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games where England secured three gold, four silver and seven bronze medals during the three Games under his leadership.

Tony Allcock OBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “John has had a long and distinguished career within the sport, both as a player and an administrator. He is highly regarded within the sport itself and the wider sporting landscape, as his successful re-election demonstrates. On behalf of all at Bowls England, I wish to congratulate him on his re-election as President of World Bowls.”

Bell will commence his next two-year term following ratification at the Biennial Council Meeting on 1st June 2020 in Australia.

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