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A 3-day trial is to be run on Saturday, 20 June, Monday, 22 June and Wednesday, 24 June. The Committee will reconvene on Thursday, 25 June to review the results of the trial and the current HMG advice to discuss an appropriate way forward.
Sport England Community Emergency Fund Award
In May, we were delighted to have been awarded an amount of £1090 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund to help towards our various overhead costs during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of the virus and the consequent shutdown of businesses as of March 23 has left the sport and physical activity sector facing a period of uncertainty. In response, on March 31 Sport England announced a £195m package to help the sport and physical activity sector through COVID-19. Within the package is a £20m Community Emergency Fund, of National Lottery money to deliver immediate funding to those who have a role in supporting the nation to be active but are experiencing short-term financial hardship or the ceasing of operations due to the impact of COVID-19.
The grant will help Clanfield Bowls & Sports Club to pay for such things as maintenance costs of the Pavilion and Bowling Rinks as well as broadband, website, software and other costs of preparing the Club for safe re-opening.
100 Club Draw - May
The 100 Club draw for May took place at the Pavilion. Number 91 was drawn but, for the second consecutive draw, the number hasn't been sold. The prize money for the next draw will again be £100.00.
100 Club Draw - April
The 100 Club draw for April took place at the Pavilion on 2 May. The number 98 was drawn but, as this number has not been sold, the prize money for the next draw will be £100.00. The draw was made by Michael Trippick and witnessed by Karen Eaton.
New Bowls Wheelchair
100 Club Draw - March
The 100 Club draw for March took place at the Pavilion on 31 March. Sue Woodhouse is the lucky winner of £50.00, being the owner of number 58 which, because of the current circumstances, was drawn out by Karen Eaton in front of a witness, Mike Smith.
Friendly Match against Waterlooville
This was our very first outdoor away match since we opened in April 2019. Thanks to all the players who turned out for Clanfield and played very well for such a new club. You can all hold your heads up high as most of the Waterlooville players have been bowling for years and we’ve only been bowling for 10 months!!
Friendly Match against Palmerston, Fareham
This was our first away match and, for most of us, the first one indoors! Hospitality was amazing and the president made us feel very welcome. All Palmerston team members made us feel at home and helped us throughout. The experience was wonderful, food was delicious and a raffle was arranged as well.
As the scores show, there was 1 win and some close matches which was a great result as 80% of our bowlers have never played indoors before. Everyone did their best and came away with heads held high. A special thanks to Phil Malin who stepped up to be our Captain for the day and did an excellent job.
Our first AGM was held on 26 February 2020 and was attended by 49 trustees, committee members and members. Michael Trippick, our Chairman & Club Secretary, welcomed everyone and introduced Graham Withers, Finance & Legal, who presented the Club accounts for 2018-19 and the current accounts for 2019-2020 as they stood on 14 February 2020. Graham also presented a number of changes that the Management Committee recommended are made to the Constitution and Club Rules.
Michael then gave his report during which he described the milestones and achievements, our bowls programme and the range of leisure activities of 2019-20. He then covered our plans for 2020-21 and the challenges we expect to face. This was followed by the election of the Management Committee and a question and answer session. As a finale, Michael showed a video which gave a bird's eye view of the Club and surrounding area and to round off the evening light refreshments were served.
Valentines Roll Up
Roses were red, Carnations were pink, Love was in the air on the bowling rink on Valentine's Day!!
21 players lovingly arrived for this romantic roll up.
Best romantic dressers were Alan & Sue and Sue also guessed the correct amount of rose petals in the jar. There were 74 and Sue guessed 78. As a treat she was able to take the petals home !!!!!!
Linda McWilliam and Barry Carter won the love teddies on the rink.
We played 8 ends and had great fun:
Winners - Jo & David Lougher
Runners up - Barry & Carol Carter
Well done everyone.
100 Club Draw - January
The 100 Club draw for January took place at the Pavilion during the Friday Board Games on 31st January. The number drawn out was one that has not been purchased. This means the unclaimed £50 will be added to February’s draw, making the total prize for the winning number at the end of February £100.
Rabbie Burns Rollup
It was a bleak Scottish mist that settled on the rinks at Clanfield as we prepared for RABBIE BURNS Roll Up yesterday morning (25/1).
15 players turned up and all had a great time, until we started bowling!!
Our first game was to bowl nearest to the little Scottish teddy. The winner was Brian McFoster!
The games were competitive and very close although it was a tad wee cold! (Thank goodness kilts were optional!!!)
Welcomed by all was cock-a-leekie/scotch broth and tomato soup with warm rolls.
It was our first fun roll up of 2020.
I would like to give a special thank you to Ian Oldfield who set up the rinks, and Kathy Trippick and Jo Lougher for their invaluable help in the kitchen plus great support from Byron and Joce.
Ian, Teresa & Nuala 11 points
David Lougher, Phil Malin & Debbie Martin 14 points
Brian Foster & Graham Nicklen 16 points
(Couple of ends from Carol Carter)
Linda and Peter McWilliam, Gaynor & Barry 8 points
Mike Masson & Mick Burgess 7 points
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