Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club

Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club

Ending what had been a remarkably successful 2021 season, giving that it started in the middle of a Covid 19 Lockdown, with outdoor restrictions lifted in May; our Annual General meeting was held at the Sports Centre on October 2nd.

Club President John Hunter firstly asked for a minute’s silence to honour several members who, sadly, have passed away during the time the Club had been closed during various lockdowns.

With reports from Club Captain, Colin Hill, and our Treasurer Malcolm Hamilton, it showed the club was flourishing and welcoming new members during 2021; given the state of other clubs in the Norfolk area, quite an achievement.

The meeting ended with committee elections; John wishing to step back, therefore, Len Green was elected as Chairman. A welcome back to the committee, Graham and Sandy Vellam as Club and Fixtures Secretaries respectively; Malcolm remains Treasurer, along with John Seage as Vice Captain and our very hard-working Green Keeper, Mike Mitchell. Joining the committee is Phil Yeldham, Club Welfare Officer and Steve Schofield, our representative at Norfolk Bowls Association.

Also, on October 29th we held our Presentation Dinner at Broom Hall Country Hotel; 41 members and their guests enjoying a very pleasant evening, it was great to see new members at this event.

President John Hunter and Club Captain Colin Hill presented a range of trophies and certificates, some to each other! These were the result of several club competitions run throughout the season, and showed both a competitive but friendly spirit within the club.

The outdoor season starts – weather permitting – in April 2022, with some new members already waiting to join; if you are interested in Outdoor Lawn Bowls, watch this space, keep in touch (Club Secretary, Graham on 01953 880414 / 07962 107144), or introduce yourselves at our regular Saturday Coffee Morning starting at 10:00am at Watton Sports Centre – you will be made very welcome.

Picture Caption: L to R – Mary Wakeford, Colin Hill, John Seage and President John Hunter.