BREDFIELD BOWLS CLUB
The 2018 season is virtually over. We close our Green on the 22nd September and the only outstanding event is the ‘Closing of the Green’ Drive. This takes place next Saturday 15th September; an informal event just to say ‘goodbye’ to bowls until April 2019.
Our Classic Car Show (8th September) held later this year, was another success with a variety of cars from years long passed assembled on the football pitch. Our BBQ was again in ‘full throttle’ and the tea and cakes department doing a roaring trade.
2018 has seen a lot of changes within the Club, funds have been raised to allow preparatory work for the Sprinkler System to be carried out, the Bar now has a drinks chiller, the kitchen has an additional cooker, and we will be getting new heaters for the Club House.
Terry’s ‘squad’ won their Bowls Division, we successfully presented our Open Tournaments, and Terry (again) steered the Club through its Wednesday Pairs Competitions.
The coming season will be a challenging time. Some members are pursuing other interests and our Committee will be depleted. We will be losing our Secretary and one member for the next three summers as they pursue their ambitions to navigate the French Waterways. Our Tuesday night Captain, having moved to Felixstowe is pursuing bowling opportunities nearer to home, I am resigning as Chairman, our Bar Steward has also moved to Felixstowe and two Committee Members are not standing for re-election.
Bredfield Bowls Club is open to both sexes, all ages and all abilities. The sport's fascination is in its apparent 'easiness'; - what could be simpler than rolling a 'wood' on a nice piece of grass? Getting the 'bias', 'weight' and 'green' right is not something picked up overnight. But gaining that skill is an interesting (and often frustrating) journey. If it was that easy it would cease to be a sport !
If you would like to know more about Green Bowling and the Bredfield Club, or would like to give Bowling a try, come along and watch a match (that's really how we all start).
Please note that at our AGM the following Officers of the Club were elected :
Chairman : Charlie Reed (01473 613158)
Vice Chairman : Mark Kemp (01473 738227)
Treasurer : Julie Kemp ( 01473 738227))
Secretary : Maureen Carroll ( 01394 548629)
We look forward to hearing from you.