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SPRING/SUMMER NEWSLETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

 

Hello and Welcome to returning and new members alike and trust this new season has started well for you all. It’s only been a month since we opened but it seems like we never had a winter break !!.

 

Pre-season:-  The Quiz & Race Nights were well supported and proved a great success. Thanks to all those who organised the evenings (Peter/Paul/Judy etc.) and I, like many of you look forward to future Social evenings.  A number of you will be aware that during the winter period the club received generous donations from Mr John Haseler (a local businessman) and Maureen Peacock (in memory of Richard Peacock) which enabled the purchase and installation of an AED (defibrillator) which has been registered with the emergency services and will (if needed) be a benefit not only the Sports Clubs but the local residents also. The carpet bowls was not as successful as in previous years mainly due to the lack of numbers but those who did attend had a great time, thanks to Ann and Terry, who have already offered their services again for next winter so put this in your diary for later in the year.

 

The season so far:-Both Open Days were well attended and everyone enjoyed themselves despite some “indifferent bowling” by all !! - The Club hosted the first Bucks Junior Academy for boys and girls under the age of 18 and the day turned out to be a great success with prizes being awarded for each age group at the end of the day. – Three of our members, Keith Stratfull, Les Richardson, Chris Hounslow visited Tenby as part of a Bucks County Tour and they won all 4 of their matches (well done) – The Club has also successfully hosted 1 Men’s County Match (Bucks v Berks), 1 Ladies County Match ( Bucks v Leics) and 1 Touring side from North Yorkshire.

 

The coming months:- Club Competition time is now upon us and there have been some interesting draws so watch out for “upsets”. Re. the Mixed Drawn Pairs, LADIES WE NEED YOU there is still time to enter as some of the men are objecting to the threat of having to wear skirts. Please keep your eye on the notice boards for upcoming matches/friendlies etc. you may wish to play in. New/Novice players, please don’t think “I’m not up to playing in a match yet” have no fear you will get all the support and encouragement from more experienced bowlers.

 

General:-Along with those who received instruction in the operation of the AED, the Club now has 6 new First Aiders but let’s not put them to “the test”, please stay safe. Thanks must go to Keith Stratfull and his band of mowing volunteers for presenting the green in such a wonderful condition which no doubt will be maintained throughout the coming months. Thanks must also go to “The Ladies” (it normally is) who volunteer to provide the catering for all matches where needed, they have exceeded expectations and have already provided a range of much appreciated wonderful meals.

 

REMEMBER WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS WE COULD NOT CONTINUE BEING AS SUCCESSFUL AS WE ARE, IT IS YOUR CLUB SO PLEASE OFFER HELP WHEREVER YOU CAN, THANK YOU.

 

 

Take care, be safe and enjoy your bowling. Keith.

 

 

Forthcoming Events

 

Saturday, 22nd July at 2:00pm                Middleton Cup Quarter Finals - Bowls England Counties Men's

 

 

 

Other News

 

Aylesbury Town Bowls Club held the first Bucks Junior Academy in early May for young bowlers, both boys and girls under the age of 18.

This was a great success with youngsters from all parts of the county taking part and playing in a mixture of fun competitive games throughout the day.

This was to encourage the young bowlers to progress towards competitive bowling and provide a good foundation for the future of the game.

Prizes were awarded for each age group at the end of the day.

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