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President's Message

I began bowling in 2008 having been introduced to the game at Witham. I quickly realised the pleasure not only of playing the game but also of the friendship and comradeship associated with it. I am sure, like me, you will all have experienced this and appreciate the considerable part NWEBA contributes to this with not only the mid-week Triples League and Competitions but also the many friendly matches and the annual tour.

At that time I was nearing the end of playing other sports which had been my passion since a teenager. I am pleased to say that bowling certainly more than filled the void.

In my early years of bowling it never occurred to me that I would one day have the honour and privilege to become President of this longstanding Association now nearing its fiftieth birthday.

I would like to thank the Officers and Members for the support I have received during the past three years on my progression to this Office and for their dedication in keeping the Association alive & well.

I would like to wish the incoming Captain, Steve Pattenden, all the very best in this new role which is in addition to his duties as Match Secretary. It is great to see a younger member, Sean Hill, taking the role of Vice Captain. Thank you to the Deputy President, Colin Peters, for his commitment as Captain last year and I trust he will enjoy the brief respite before taking up his special duties as President in 2020 our 50th Anniversary year.

On your behalf I would also like to thank Steve Lesslie for accepting the Office of Secretary at the AGM and to thank his predecessor, Philip Helps, for his work and commitment during the previous two years. Our thanks also to Trevor Hackett, Treasurer & Tour Secretary, Doug Stephenson, League Secretary, and Jim Girvan, Competition Secretary, who are continuing in Office. Please give them all the support they deserve.

I look forward to meeting with many of you in 2019 and wish you all good bowling.

David Atterbury

President 2019

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