Entries are now open for the 2014 Club of the Year competition

The event, supported by Drakes Pride, is held annually by Bowls England to highlight the work that is going on in clubs across the country to support our sport – with a focus on the recruitment and retention of new members.

Last year former cricketer Chris Broad presented the title award and revealed his passion for bowls. Admitting that while travelling in his cricketing days he would take a set of carpet bowls and they became his “favourite companion”.

The winning club will receive:

  • £250 cash
  • Four sets of Drakes Pride Bowls
  • The Tony Allcock Trophy (to be kept for one year)
  • Two Free Tickets to the Bowls England Annual Dinner
  • Bowls England Pennant and Club of the Year Flag
  • Framed Certificate
  • A badge for each club member
  • A match against a visiting Bowls England President’s Team

The runner-up will receive:

  • £150 cash
  • Two sets of Drakes Pride Bowls
  • The D’Arcy Drayton Cup (to be kept for one year)
  • Two Free Tickets to the Bowls England Annual Dinner
  • Framed Certificate
  • A match against a visiting Friends of English Bowling Team

Regional winners receive:

  • Two sets of Drake Pride Bowls
  • £50 cash (each)
  • A framed certificate

Completed entry forms (download the Club of the Year entry form) should be submitted by 1st July 2014 to: Bowls England, Club of the Year, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5HZ.