WELCOME to Bowls Leicestershire

On behalf of Bowls Leicestershire, our Presidents, Howard Taylor and Joyce Dorricott, welcome you to our web-site, which we trust will be informative and of interest to all our members and friends.

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Presidential Greetings

Greetings and a warm welcome to the bowlers of Leicestershire and Rutland. A New Year and a new President – it is my great pleasure and privilege to serve you all during what I hope will be another exciting year for us following our great achievements in 2016. We now look forward to building on that success. With the skills and enthusiasm generated by our bowlers it promises to be a season to invigorate and motivate us all. I very much look forward to sharing it with you.
A grass roots club player, I enjoy watching and supporting those who have the bowling skills to bring success to our counties and who also demonstrate that there are opportunities open to anyone wishing to take their game further. Effort and dedication bring their own rewards.
This year I ask you to please support me in raising much needed funds for the Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, a Leicester-based charity involved in many aspects of research into the causes and cures for the multiple types of cancer touching the lives of so many. Research is currently based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, a ‘Centre of Excellence’, where funds raised support a team of scientists as well as a full time specialist nurse who is employed to look after selected patients being ‘trialled” on treatments not currently available for general use.
My Charity Day will be at Enderby BC, Saturday 1st April, 10.00am to 2.00pm. Lunches will be available, together with freshly baked cakes and preserves and an assortment of stalls provided by fellow club members. My grateful thanks go to them; they are so supportive of my endeavours. I would be lost without their efforts and friendship. I look forward to enjoying your company. I’m aware that there are many demands both on your time and money, but please come to Enderby if you are able.
Finally, may I wish you all a happy, healthy season. Enjoy your bowling; enjoy the company of like-minded people; enjoy the friendships made. If the sun shines on us that will be a bonus!
Joyce M Dorricott
Enderby Bowls Club

It is with a great deal of pride that I now hold the office of President of the Men's Section of Bowls Leicestershire. Never did I think, when I started to play bowls, that I would aspire to such a position. It  is, indeed, an honour for and my club, Little Bowden BC in Market Harborough. I would like to thank the members of the club for their support throughout my service for the County.
The Sport of Lawn Bowls is changing with the times, it has to, in order to survive, and whilst change is often unwelcome it is essential if we are to progress. Hopefully, these changes will bring forth an influx of new bowlers, on whom, the continued future of the sport may well rest.
As a County, Leicestershire has a sound reputation in the Bowling Community and well known, not only for the high standards we try to maintain but also as a friendly and welcoming County. Long may it continue.
Whilst bowling has a competitive aspect it also has an increasingly social side to the game. Most inter-club matches,whilst having that element of Competition. are largely more of a social event. Long too may it thrive.
Fundraising for Charitable causes is one role that Presidents fulfil, however this year, I have decided to support two Charitable causes: MacMillan Cancer Support whose work is well known and vital in providing resources and needs funding and our Benevolent Fund. The Fund makes over 100 gifts to members and widows each year, a number which is increasing and I would like the Fund to be able to increase the level of the grants to reflect the times we live in.
Finally, I look forward to the season with a great sense of anticipation and to meeting you both on and off the green. I hope we all have an enjoyable and memorable 2017 season.
Howard Taylor
Little Bowden Bowls Club