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DBE Newsletter – March 2023

The DBE March Newsletter is now out.

DBE March Newsletter

You can read our DBE Newsletter – March 23 here.


Chairpersons message,

It’s funny how quickly things can turn around, one day you want to call it a day and then next you meet up with the DBE Bowls Family and your belief in what we are doing as volunteers is restored!!!

As we come to the business end of the Indoor Season, we are looking forward to seeing how many of our members have reached the EIBA finals with their clubs and to witness the DBE National Finals of the Champion of Champions, National Pairs & the Maggy Smith MBE North v South Challenge Shield and once again “Proving Bowls is for Everyone”.

I would like to congratulate David Stott & Kelvin Horriben Team England Managers (VIBE) who took a team to the IBBA World Championships in Australia and kept the Team together through difficult times and returned home with a Gold Medal (Sarah Marshall & Linda Ralphs), 4 Bronze Medals and just missing out on the Bronze Team Medal by 3 points.

I am still surprised everyday visiting different clubs across England, when I popped down to the Riverside IBC, Winchester The Swans Disability Pairs Day to see Khalila & Sally (Sister Act on Tour) and was blown away by the “Sporting Opportunities” group from the Isle of Wight who had fundraised over £ 350 to come over to the mainland to enter the competition and join in with likeminded people and OMG with a little coaching and help from the DBE Family, more stars for disability bowls have been found, watch this space.

April is a very busy month for the Senior Management Team volunteers with so many back-to-back events going on, and I would be very grateful if you all would support us and not condemn us!

Without volunteers there will no DBE. My belief in what we do is back, is yours???

“We are Stronger Together”

2 thoughts on “DBE Newsletter – March 2023

  1. Thanks for the kind words regarding myself and Kelvin on the VIBE Team to Australia for the IBBA World Blind Bowls Championships. HOWEVER ………..
    Our sympathies and condolences go to Ron Homer for the loss of his partner, Heather, while we were away. Heather’s funeral will take place at 10.40am on Friday 31st March at Yeovil Crematorium. RIP, Heather.

  2. Hi Steve Watson how are you good. This Year I Won DBE Unclassified Singles So is it Going to be a Glass Trophy For DBE Unclassified Singles Please. Regards Chris Gray

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