17 Oct 2017
Northamptonshire's John Church MBE honoured with Certificate of MeritClose News
John has served a variety of roles for both Club and County. These include club secretary for the Northamptonshire Police BC for 10 years from 1983 and at Higham Ferrers BC for 5 years in the 1990’s....
10 Oct 2017
Sussex's Gina Symons secures 2017 Patron's CupClose News
Symons’ success means that she is the first person to win the title twice, following her previous success in 2015...
06 Oct 2017
Herefordshire trio retain Benevolent Triples titleClose News
Herefordshire’s Karen Tandler, Jan Williams and Barbara Griffiths have retained the Benevolent Triples....
03 Oct 2017
Bowls England backs Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid
Bowls England has welcomed the news that Birmingham is to be the UK’s official candidate city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games....
Bowls England has welcomed the news that Birmingham is to be the UK’s official candidate city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley today announced that the city’s plans have been approved by the government, who believe that should their bid be successful, hosting the Games would provide value for the public money that would be invested and have benefits for Birmingham, the West Midlands and the UK as a whole.
If successful Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, will be the venue for the Lawn Bowls events.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley said: “The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham would be brilliant. It would showcase the best of Britain to the world and make the entire country proud. Not only would it help grow the economy in the West Midlands and beyond, it would also leave a strong sports legacy, by upgrading facilities to benefit both elite athletes and the local community. Birmingham’s bid has the backing of the government and our focus now is to work alongside Birmingham’s excellent bid team and Commonwealth Games England to put forward the strongest possible bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation, while ensuring that we get maximum value for money for the taxpayer. The UK has fantastic expertise in staging major sporting events and it would be a privilege to welcome athletes and supporters from across the Commonwealth to Birmingham and the West Midlands in 2022.”
Councillor Ian Ward, Interim Leader of Birmingham City Council and Chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, said: “We have worked closely with the DCMS and the Treasury to create a compelling, compliant and value for money bid for Birmingham to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The support of the UK Government is a great endorsement of our bid and we are excited about finalising our submission and edging closer to the opportunity to bring the Games to Birmingham. The support we have received from a range of public and private sector partners and from across the wider West Midlands region and beyond has been incredible and we thank everyone for backing Brum’s bid to get us this far.”
The Government, Birmingham 2022 bid team and Commonwealth Games England are finalising the formal bid submission. Commonwealth Games England will submit the bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation tomorrow.
Should Birmingham win the right to host the Games, the Government will present to Parliament a full budget, once it has been finalised.
29 Sep 2017
England women strike gold in JerseyClose News
Jamie-Lea Winch and Rebecca Wigfield won the Gold Medal in the Women’s Pairs event at the European Championships...
17 Oct 2017
Northamptonshire's John Church MBE honoured with Certificate of Merit
John has served a variety of roles for both Club and County. These include club secretary for the Northamptonshire Police BC for 10 years from 1983 and at Higham Ferrers BC for 5 years in the 1990’s.Read more
10 Oct 2017Sussex's Gina Symons secures 2017 Patron's Cup Read more
06 Oct 2017Herefordshire trio retain Benevolent Triples title Read more
03 Oct 2017Bowls England backs Birmingham's Commonwealth Games bid Read more