At International level England continued to be successful with British Isles victories at U18, both the
Men’s and Ladies U25 and Men’s Senior levels.
The Test Matches versus Scotland and Wales were once again staged in October with England
victorious in the Ladies v Scotland, whilst Wales won the Mixed Test and Scotland the Men’s Test.
The support of The Co-op Funeralcare in this initiative was much appreciated.
The Year Ahead
The Company will be seeking to obtain commercial partnerships that will not only allow the
continuation of specific Televised events (finals decisions will be made before the start of the new
season) but to generate funds for development of the sport centrally and for Clubs at local level who
have supported the initiatives.
The latter activity is vital as working collectively will demonstrate to commercial partners that the
Indoor Bowls can assist their business and justify continued investment.
The Company will also be working closely with Bowls England to explore areas where there are
shared interests / commitments and agreeing how best these can be shared and reduce
This work will be in addition to the continued work of the Company reviewing it’s core activities and
how expenditure can be further controlled and internal income generation is secured, is it the
continuation of receiving a levy or should it be a rink fee?
The Company will also be focusing on the composition of the Board, following two Directorships
being vacant after the 2017 AGM.
Finally following the positive announcement that Sport England will continue to invest in the
development of the Bowls for a further four years (2017-2021) there will focused work via Bowls
Development Alliance to ensure affiliated Clubs are aware of and utilising the services and packages
Income & Expenditure Forecast
December 2016 - November 2017
Affiliation fees (290 Clubs & 89,000 individuals) 313,625
Commercial(sponsorship, yearbook, merchandise) 82,500
Headquarters / Governance 282,540
Presidential, Committees 18,750
Budgeted Surplus £6,735