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We in The Federation are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of our youth, juniors and vulnerable adults.
This policy is in accordance within the guidelines laid down by CPSU and NSPCC. In light of the serious information that continues to come to the fore regarding allegations of abuse in other sports, we would advise anyone who has any concerns, historical or current, to contact their County or National Welfare Officers. These details can be found on the BCGBA website bcgba.co.uk or the current handbook. Alternatively on behalf of the Federation you can contact me in strict confidence and any information will be passed to the relevant authorities.
Tel 07860358283 or email email@example.com or visit www.safeguardingbowls.org.
Brian Holgate's Federation Focus.
Phil Brown President Keith Andrews Deputy President BCGBA 2017.
Ashley Banjo's Anti-Bullying Show
ARE YOU BETWEEN 12 AND 18 AND BEING BULLIED?
A G M 2016
The AGM for 2016 was carried out by email on 13th November 2016. It was very favourably received without any adverse reactions.
Peter Hodgkinson has offered to continue his services for a further twelve months and a sincere thanks to him for his dedication to the Federation. He is a fitting figurehead to our organisation.
Champion of Champions
Played at Roe Lea Park and East Lancs Club Blackburn. The group winners were Colne Valley and Barnsley. The Final was played on the Alex in Blackburn. Eventual Winners were Colne Valley who beat Barnsley 5-3 with an aggregate of +8. Thanks to Neil Spencer at East Lancs Club and his team. Peter Hodgkinson at Roe Lea Jim Cunningham at the Alex. Excellent day with excellent facilities.
National League 2016
Liverpool/St Helens team and
overall Merit winner Marc Wilson Dudley
This year the National League was won by Leeds yet again with Halifax runners up.
Div 2 With the withdrawal of Preston A this left Barnsley clear winners with Bury in second place.
Div 3 The charge up the tables continued with Colne Valley taking the Division from Wallasey.
Div 4 Nth Yorkshire and Sth Lancs proved too strong for their rivals in this Division.
Div 5 The two new teams dominated this section with Liv /ST Helens winning with an impressive 96 points in front of Dudley with 88 points.
Bradford showed their future potential gaining promotion from the Yorkshire/ Midlands section with a more settled and stronger Bolton team going promotion from the NW.
Junior / Youth Leagues / Merit
Once again our Youth/Juniors produced some excellent bowling over the three months.
In the Junior League a strong contingent from Leeds take both the Winners and Runners Up spots with Furness coming a credible third with a very young side.
In the Youth League Leeds also came out winners with Rochdale finishing second.
In the Merits !7-20 Fergal Wright from Ormskirk came top with D Teale Heavy Woollens second 41 Players took part in 221 Games.
14-16 section N Dobson Heavy Woollens Winner with L Cooper Runner Up.
42 Players involved 245 Games.
13 and under A Brine Leeds Winner A Tobin Leeds Runner Up 47 Players 304 Games.
Many thanks to Ken Howarth and all the Team Managers for their excellent work again.
Federation Youth and Junior Tournament
Our decision to try this format has shown what a real success this has been and our decision to hold it again next year in Leyland together with the same funding is the right one.
We had 63 players 13 & under playing this year.
Also 57 players 14-16 and 42 players 17-20.
In the Merits !7-20 Fergal Wright from Ormskirk came top with D Teale Heavy Woollens second 41 Players took part in 221 Games. 162 players in total.
Many thanks to all involved and especially Ken Howarth our Youth and Junior Officer, also to Roy Atkinson and his colleagues at the venues used.
Full results and Merit Winners can be found in the results section.
Team Knockout 2017
Federation Team KO to be played in Colne Valley Area 10th September 2017. 24 entries have been received and as per AGM docs the following will apply by an independent Ballot.
The first eight teams to go to the Final 16 - 1 Nth Yorks 2 Nuneaton 3 Southport 4 Burton 5 Middleton 6 Dudley 7 Furness 8 Cheshire Parks
The following are asked to play 1 preliminary round based on 4 home 4 away mutually arranged and can be played anytime, legs can be split. Teams to consist of Players registered with the MB Results System. Number of winners to count with agg to be used if tied. If still tied best winner. Games to be completed by 31st July. Anyone wishing to withdraw at this stage their opponents will go to final day. Entrants who progress will be invoiced in Feb however the prelim losers will be credited with their entry Fee.
Prelim Draw Bury V Ormskirk, Doncaster BV Barnsley, Colne Valley V Sth Lakes, Airedale A V Bolton, Liv St Helens V Rochdale, Leeds V Wallasey, Airedale B V East Lancs, Sth Lancs V Halifax.
Please keep me informed of withdrawals and/or results. A reserve list will be created from best losers.
Over 60's Supreme Championship
Once again played at the excellent venue of Harehill Park. Preston, Rochdale, Worth Valley and Halifax A played a round Robin of games to decide the overall winners. Final results Rochdale 20 points Worth Valley 17 pts Halifax A 14 pts and Preston 9 points. Our thanks to Mark and Graham and their team of ladies for their hospitality. And a special thanks to Tommy Whittaker their life President.
Over 55's Merit 2017
Will be played at Garswood Hall, Nicol Road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8LU on 11th August. NO REGISTERED HOME PLAYERS. Entries at £5.00 to D.Kay 07860358283 firstname.lastname@example.org or messenger.
DRESS CODE TO APPLY - NO JEANS OR SHORTS.
Individual Merit 2017
Will be played at Garswood Hall, Nicol Road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8LU On 17th September. NO REGISTERED HOME PLAYERS. Entries at £10.00 to D Kay 07860358283 email@example.com or messenger.
DRESS CODE TO APPLY - NO JEANS OR SHORTS.
Federation v Civil Service 2017
Our annual match played at Prestwich Cricket Club on 21st July was another great success. The Civil Service team played really well and in an exciting last game Jim Kenny beat Mark Prosser 21-18 to give the Civil Service the win for a second year by 1 chalk. Full results are in results section. Our thanks to The officials and staff at the club for use of their excellent facilities and to the caterer for the buffet. Next year the match will be played at Fox Lane date to be confirmed.
Federation Ladies (Ormskirk) v CSSC Ladies 2016
Played this year at the Aughton Institute Ormskirk the Federation Ladies (Ormskirk Ladies) beat the Civil Service Ladies in their Annual match by 220 pts to 187. Notable performances were Sharon Jenkins 21-3, Phyllis Greenwood 21-8, Tina Walmersley 21-9 for the Federation, Joyce Clarke for the Civil Service 21-9. Click here for results. Many thanks to Jackie Butterworth and her team for their hospitality and a special thanks to Chris Ellis for the Federation despite being out of action.
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