Opening of The Extension 2nd August 2017
The club is very proud to announce the completion of our Pavilion Extension. With the support from Valarie Morgan and her family (Daughter of the late WHBC member and County Bowler Alan Bone) along with Brian Littlejohn and Derek Plyford and our members we started the build in April 2017. With out any funding from Sport England/National Lottery fund or our application to The Viola Trust we funded the project from each of our club members. The total amount required being £45,000. which we raised through Club Events – Southend Carnival – Bowls England Club of The Year 2016 – Drakes Pride – Olympus KeyMed Group – Oldham’s Fish Restaurant we achieved our DREAM!! The Extension now offers our members and more people from our local community the sport of Short-Mat Bowls to be played all year. Leaving this sport for our future generations to enjoy.
June 8th 2017 we had the pleasure to receive BE President Viv Tomlinson’s Team as part of our prize. With a buffet lunch before our game and tea served on The Green followed by a Fish and Chip meal. An historic day to remember making new friendships for a club who beat all other entries in the Country to become Bowls England Club of The Year 2016.
Members of Bowls England with 2017 President Viv Tomlinson – White Hall BC 2017 President Kathleen Bruggink and 2016 President John Foster.
Gregg Harlow & Triples Team:- Pam Taylor – Carol Foster – Vic Taylor.
Saturday February 25th 2017 members of the club attended the Bowls England Men’s Dinner at the Coventry Hilton Hotel. This was to receive our winners trophy The Tony Allcock MBE Vase. Drakes Pride presented us with a special award of a Drakes Pride Red Bowl with a Bowls England Jack mounted on a plinth. A box of Drakes Pride/Bowls England Yellow Jacks were also given for when we play The Bowls England Presidents Team at White Hall BC in June. Each member of the club receives a Bowls England Club of The Year badge. A Bowls England 2016 flag to fly from our club flagpole will have pride of place for all to see. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!!
Tony Allcock MBE presenting The Club of The Year Vase and Drakes Pride Trophy at The Bowls England Men’s Annual Dinner. Photo: 2016 Ladies Captain Kim Wiggins – 2017 President Kathleen Bruggink – 2016 President John Foster – Bertie Bruggink RN – Gwen Durrant – 2017 Ladies Captain Carol Foster. .
On 24th October 2016 Bowls England announced that WE have been awarded their highest award as a club who helps others to enjoy the sport of Bowls.
Please view: WWW.BOWLSENGLAND.COM for full details under “Club of The Year.”
All members of White Hall Bowling Club are very proud to receive this accolade from Bowls England and Drakes Pride.
Thank you for making 167 members of our club happy.
You the members have made this happen with all your hard work. Hosting a BDA “Play Bowls Road Show” and greeting people of all abilities to our “Play Bowls Day.”
Followed with our coaches and helpers giving of their time in arranging sessions for “A Play Bowls 4 Fun” course on weekdays and a Sunday for those who work.
Bringing A BIG SMILE to our new friends and members with Multiple Sclerosis known as “The Strikers” who now enjoy the sport of Lawn and Short Mat Bowls at our club. 16 signed as members today Sunday 25th September 2016 after finishing their “BDA Play Bowls 4 Fun” programme. A New Pavilion Extension in the pipeline so as to play Short Mat Bowls all year and the building of a Petanque Rink we will bring more people of all abilities into sport. The Olympics and Para Olympics in Rio 2016 have been a fantastic success. We at:-
White Hall Bowls Club have reached GOLD with this fantastic award from Bowls England and Drakes Pride. Thank You.
Waitrose/John Lewis have kindly offered us to be part of their “Community Matters Funding Scheme” for November 2016.
Our friends who have left THE GREEN and made a donation from their estates:-
Brian Littlejohn – Alan Bone – Quintin Davis –
John Beckwith – Derrick.W.Playford.
Thank YOU ALL for helping us to help OTHERS !!
Sincerely, your very proud!!
President 2016, John E Foster