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On behalf of Bowls Leicestershire, our Presidents, Jeff Lewitt and Kath Rothera, welcome you to our web-site, which we trust will be informative and of interest to all our members and friends.

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Presidential Greetings

It’s my great honour and pleasure to be your BL Ladies President for 2018.
I am very proud to be the first County Officer from my club Wymeswold and I would like to thank them for nominating me and for their support during my presidential year.
I will endeavour to uphold the standards of my very able and committed predecessors with the help and support of all the county officers who work hard on your behalf. Where would we be without them?
As most of you know, I am a competitive bowler but truly value ladies who just want to play casual or friendly games.
Hopefully, the County will continue with its recent successes in the MEL, John’s Trophy and Walker Cup during 2018. I wish all who reach Nationals at Leamington either in teams or as individual players every success.
I had to go with my heart for my Charity as, some of you know, I have a grandson with Cystic Fibrosis which is still one of the most life-threatening diseases. My Charity Day will be on Saturday 24th March from 11.00am to 1.30pm at Wymeswold Village Hall which is in Clay Street, just in front of our Bowling Club LE12 6TY.
Please pop in! There will be plenty to buy, plus raffles etc. or just have a tea/coffee and cake. Lunches of Soup and Pudding will be served. Please bring anything for the raffle or tables to the March Council Meeting on March 21st. Any and all donations would be gratefully received and any cheques should be made payable to Cystic Fibrosis Trust or BLL Section with a note to let the Treasurer know it’s for my charity.
Carry on playing the game we all love and have a Happy, Healthy 2018.
Kath Rothera
Wymeswold Bowls Club

It is my great honour and privilege to be your County President for 2018. I have been bowling for 35 years, which has brought me immense pleasure and companionship, especially playing at the many clubs who are part of Bowls Leicestershire. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my own club, Leicester Banks B.C. for their support as I progressed along the Presidential pathway and indeed for my forthcoming Presidential year.
This year, following the decision in 2013 to unify Leicester Bowling Association and Leicestershire Ladies County Bowling Association to form Bowls Leicestershire, sees both sections now more easily recognisable with the same smart colour playing uniform and badges. I have no doubt that there are other areas that both sections will be able to cooperate on going forward.
When visiting other Counties, it is gratifying to realise how highly Leicestershire is thought of. Also, this year, Bill Smith, who has long been part of Bowls Leicestershire commences his role as President of Bowls England. We wish him all the best with his endeavours.
During my Presidential year I have decided to support a local charity; ‘Wishes 4 Kids’. The charity grants a wish for children under 18 years in Leicestershire who are life limited, terminally ill or have experienced life-changing physical or emotional traumas. It evokes both lovely and sad thoughts, however the time when a child has a wish granted is a moment that will be treasured by them for the rest of their life. It is also a time which parents will remember – that time when their child forgot the suffering. Please join me in supporting a worthwhile cause.
Let’s hope we have a great season, successful on all fronts, having opportunities to see old friends and make new ones.
Jeff Lewitt
Leicester Banks B.C.