Obituary: Bill Hatto (Surrey)

7th May, 2020

Bowls England is saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Hatto (Surrey), former President of the English Bowling Association (EBA), at the age of 88.

Bill was an Honorary Member of Bowls England and dedicated many years to the sport.

He was a tremendous supporter of youth bowling and generously supported the English Bowls Youth Development Scheme for many years, including the donation of a trophy to the top junior for skills performance.

Bill served on a number of Committees at Club, County and National level, for both the EBA and Bowls England, and was the President of his County Association in 1991 before taking on the EBA role in 1997.

Bowls England sends its condolences to Bill’s family and friends. He will be remembered and missed by many.

Note: Due to the current coronavirus situation, with regret it is unlikely that Bill’s funeral will open to non-family

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