A JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
The Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association is launching a major campaign for 2010 which has some important aims –
· To increase the opportunities for all our current crop of junior players to play competitively
· To seek to bring into our sport many more junior players and to give them also the chance to progress and bowl competitively.
· As part of this campaign you will find in the junior section, a letter from the WCGBA Junior Bowling Administrator David Walker, informing you of the first part of that initiative.
The establishment, right across the Association of Mini-Leagues to run on Friday evenings. The purpose will be to allow young people to bowl competitively against other youngsters and, of course, to allow the Welsh Team Selectors to see how well the young people cope with the stress of competition. Please do your utmost to support this venture. We feel it could prove to be very important for the Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association and our entire future as a sport.
· There are also discussions going on with a plan to hold a major event for the juniors in mid-season. The aim would be to get as many juniors to the event as possible and give them the opportunity to play as many games as we can. They would have fun but also bowl seriously.
The arrangements for this event have not been finalised and will be discussed at the meeting on March 31st.
Let me stress that this is an ‘Open’ Meeting. We want as many clubs represented there as possible; so please try to attend and bring along your ideas on how we can really provide this new framework we are looking for.
Ivor Williams CEO WCGBA
CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS
Please note that every club must now appoint a Child Protection Officer (CPO) by April 1st. Most clubs have complied with this, but if yours hasn’t, please contact your area CPO as soon as possible so that a CRB check can be arranged.
Seminars are being held in all areas to give you guidance, and the opportunity to ask any questions, your area CPO will have the details:-
Flintshire – Dave Walker : 01244 548478
Glyndwr – Roy Mills : 01492 530108
Gwynedd – David T Evans : 01248 810792
Wrexham – John Lloyd : 01978 854226
In the March Mailing you will have details of all of the Welsh matches, Ladies; Senior Men; Juniors; and Veterans. Please make an effort to support these teams if at all possible, it is not possible to tell you the venues, as these are not released until nearer the time, but Team managers and officials will be able to tell you, and they will also be on the website as soon as they are announced. www.wcgba.com
Spectators on away coaches are charged £5 to help towards the cost of the coach, but you will be treated to an exhibition of excellent bowls, and the more support the teams have, the better they will do!
With an ambitious development programme planned, we will need more coaches to be able cope with the extra demand. If you are interested please contact Mrs Pauline Lindley – 01978 753634
or e-mail: email@example.com
This will be coming to you soon and will include –
Calendar of events
If you have not received this mailing by April 10th please contact the secretary, details below.
Brenda Jones - President, 17 Burnham Gardens, Wrexham. LL13 9LU 01978 363102
Gordon Telford – Deputy President, 51 Maes Clyd, Clarence Road, Llandudno. LL30 1YA 01492 879864
Ivor Williams - Chief Executive Officer, 1 Bryn Helyg, Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd. LL34 6E 01492 623556
Tom Middlehurst - Chairman, Ger y Nant, Ffordd y Bont, Pontybodkin, Flintshire. CH7 4TS 01352 779072
Ray Manning MBE- Financial Officer, Cornerstones, 36 Maes Lydon, Benllech, Ynys Môn. LL74 8RD
01248 852389 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
George Wallett – Registrar, 20 Langtree Close, Heath Hayes, Staffordshire. WS12 3TT 01543 274806
Pauline A Lindley - Secretary, 20 Heol Bathafarn, Coedpoeth, Wrexham. LL11 3HN 01978 753634
David Walker - Tournament Officer & Junior Bowling Administrator, 22 Vounog Hill, Penyffordd, Flintshire. Ch4 0EZ 01244 5484 e-mail email@example.com
If you have any items of interest that you would like included the next newsletter, please send to :-
Pauline Lindley, 20 Heol Bathafarn, Coedpoeth, Wrexham. LL11 3HN Tel – 01978 753634
There is lots of up-to date information on our website now, thanks to our Website Manager Malcolm Parry, please take a look.