Thank you to those who have made themselves available to serve on the Board. This year Ross Harvey, Diane Smith, John Foreman, Graham Skellern and Liz Witton continue from last year and Ben Thurston is the new Centre Manager. This group has been joined by Mary Campbell, and Marcus Merrick. A big thank you to all the club members that volunteer their services during tournaments. Without your support, our tournaments could not function.
The introduction of the 3Five fast format game focused on the sports exposure through TV, but also providing a format that suits twilight competition is a new innovation. It’s now up to the clubs, divisions and Centre to make the best use of this opportunity to encourage an improvement in our membership.
Your Board is interested in feedback from clubs and players about what is important to you. Our aim is to ensure that we have successful and well supported Centre Championships, and Champ of Champs events.
The Divisions will continue to run the mid-week interclub and will also look after the new 3Five qualifying competition. A special thank you to all those that volunteer their time to organise and manage the three Divisions as well as our coaches, umpires, green keepers and club administrators.
To those players that are selected to represent the Bay of Plenty Centre, I wish you every success. Our Sponsors and advertisers are an essential ingredient of our sport, and without them we could not survive.
I look forward to meeting you on the greens during the season and on behalf of the Board of Bowls Bay of Plenty I would like to wish all Clubs and players an enjoyable and successful season - ROSS HARVEY.