President C. A. (Tony) Plater
I would like to thank the Officers of the Association and Executive Committee for nominating me to be the Association’s President for 2020-2021. It is an honour to be the President of one of the oldest Bowling Associations. The London & Southern Counties Bowling Association was founded in 1895, the year before the first of the modern Olympic Games were held (1896) and eight years before the English Bowling Association (1903).
As I have served as Indoor Competitions Secretary since 2012, I know how hard the Officers and members of the Executive Committee work, I thank them for this hard work and trust I will have their full support for the coming year. I will try to ensure that the Association moves forward whilst I am President and that it serves all its affiliated Clubs, both outdoor and indoor, in a manner that meets with their approval. It is of course only with the support of our member clubs and their playing members that we can flourish.
I look forward to meeting as many of our member clubs as possible and making and renewing friendships with their players during the coming year, both at our Finals Days and of course whilst playing the sport I love and have played for many years.
We are all aware that the number of members in Bowling Clubs continues to drop at this time, as indeed does the number of competitors in the various competitions, both national and local. I trust our competitions will continue to attract support as they do indeed offer something that others do not. Many enjoy the ability to play and compete, before the finals, with clubs and players in other Counties and localities.
The London & Southern Counties Bowling Association would be happy to bring a representative team to play your Club at any anniversary or special event that you may be holding, just apply in writing (in good time) to our General Secretary.
May I wish you all good health and happy and successful bowling in the coming year, but most of all, ENJOY your bowling.
C. A. (Tony) Plater