Thank you for the opportunity to work with Bowls North Harbour as your President. Over the next year the Board and I will carry on with the hard work that the previous Board of Management put in place by making this Centre the envy of other areas in New Zealand.
Bowls NZ have again listened to players by bringing back Interclub 7’s and once more making this a Pathway Event which is sure to please so many bowlers.
Bowls3Five proved to be a popular event in our Calendar providing Twilight Bowls to some players who can only play during the week in the evening. We also carried out a Survey on Pennants and following a Cluster Meeting, changed this Competition in accordance with the wishes of Clubs and players. Since our AGM the Board have also rescinded the awarding of a Centre Title for the winners of the Premier Divisions in Pennants. Interclub 7’s will now be played on the same days as Pennants replacing the Premier Divisions.
We are fortunate in Bowls North Harbour in having some exceptional talent in our Representative players going forward to represent Bowls NZ Hopefully this encourages players to realise the potential playing our sport can bring with hard work, practice and using the talent that our coaches can help bring to the surface.
As with every other sport, we cannot all play at the top level, but can contribute by playing roll up, social bowls and help supporting your individual Clubs in being successful. Welcome all new bowlers into this wonderful sport which encompasses all ages, abilities and disabilities alike.
We cannot undertake this journey without the wonderful support of volunteers. We need your contribution, expertise and help in all areas of bowling and administration. Thank you all for your continued support.
On behalf of the Board, I wish you all good luck, good bowling, success, and most of all enjoy the wonderful recreation and friendship that this game of bowls provides.
Maureen Taylor, President