May I firstly thank you all for allowing me to be your President again. I enjoyed last year and I look forward to an even better year in 2020. This will be difficult to follow having 3 National Titles, Fours, Senior Pairs & Singles. The Top Club finalist & ladies semi-finalist. Triples semi-finalist & Ladies fours Quarter finalists.
I will be in Wales to hopefully to see our Fours win the British Isles Championship later in the year.
I feel we have a very good Middleton Cup & Home Counties squad with a good team spirit. We are in a tough group but it is only a matter of time before that Cup is won by us for the first time in our history.
May I wish Ian Harvey a speedy recovery & thank him for his many years of service. Also thanks to Cathy Clark for trying to keep me in order.
We have a number of new people in office this year, please give them all the support you can.
May I thank Peter French for agreeing to be my Vice President and I look forward to working with him next year.
Finally may I wish Terri Keen every success as Senior Vice President of Bowls England.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year.
Good Bowling and hope to meet most of you during the season