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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.safeguardingbowls.org.
Brian Holgate's Federation Focus.
Keith Andrews President BCGBA 2018.
A G M 2018
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
Champion of Champion winners were Colne Valley who beat Fylde B in the final at Kingston Social Club.
Colne Valley won their group at Halifax BC.
Colne Valley 16 pts, East Lancs 12 pts, Preston 10 pts, Airedale B 10 pts,
Fylde B won the group at Elland Cricket Club.
Fylde B 15 pts, Rochdale 15 pts, Barnsley 13 pts, Leeds B 5 pts.
Fylde B went to the final on count back to match with Rochdale which they won 5 3.
Many thanks to the officials and staff at Halifax BC Elland Cricket Club and Kingston Social for the use of their excellent facilities.
A great day enjoyed by everyone.
National League 2017
Warrington home team
This Year the National League was won on the last day of the season by Barnsley who took the title from Leeds A by 5 points.
Div 2 was won by Colne Valley who along with Wallasey have progressed to the top flight every year.
Div 3 strong division eventually won by Rochdale with Mid Cheshire runners up.
Div 4 East Lancs and Dudley are promoted who continue to progress up the League.
Div5 Likewise Bradford and the improved Leeds B go into Div 4.
The two teams promoted from divs 6 are Airedale B and Fylde B.
League Merit Winner is Matt Gilmore closely followed by Marc Wilson.
Full results are on the link to MB Bowls results.
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
This year's winners were the favourites Colne Valley beating Barnsley in the final 6 2 at a rain soaked Meltham.
Halifax and Middleton shared the Suplementary final as the other green was Flooded.
Many thanks to Andrew Wadsworth and his colleagues and to the Clubs who hosted the event.
Hospitality was second to none.
Over 55's Merit 2018
Will be held at Garswood Hall, Nicol Road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8LU on the 10th August. Entries at £5.00 to David Kay 07860358283 messenger or email David Kay. NO REGISTERED HOME PLAYERS - DRESS CODE NO JEANS OR SHORTS.
Individual Merit 2018
Will be held at Fox Lane Sports Club, Fox Lane, Leyland PR25 1HB On 7th October. Entries at £10.00 to David Kay 07860358283 messenger or email David Kay. NO REGISTERED HOME PLAYERS - DRESS CODE 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 v CSSC Ladies 2018
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