Disability Bowls England

Hi Everyone 
Unfortunately, due to problems with my computer I have been unable to post the DBE's newsletters for September and October. 
These newsletters are available on the Disability Bowls England website.
I would like to congratulate Jennie Sandford of Lindfield BC who once again represented England at Weston-Super-Mare in the 
Para Home Nations International. Jenny was also involved in the Ladie's Fundraising day at Lindfield BC which raised £1600 for DBE ( fantastic amount ).
I'm pleased to say that Sussex is hosting DBE matches next year including  Peacehaven BC, Portslade BC, Hurtpierpoint BC and possibly Rottingdean BC.
DBE also have two indoor matches arranged they're Denton Island IBC and Preston IBC. All details of local matches including games in Surrey and Kent 
are available on the DBE's website.
I once again want to say a big thanks to the County and all the Clubs that have supported DBE by hosting matches, because it makes it so much easier 
for members to play, meet and make new friends without travelling miles and miles away.
For the last five years I have been proud to represent DBE as their Ambassador for Sussex and in that time seen the membership grow from three Clubs 
to fifteen and the awareness of players with disabilities. 
On a personal note it gave me great pleasure to see Kieran Rollings who was my pairs partner when we played against Scotland in 2015 win a Bronze Medal 
in this year Para–Commonwealth Games. At the same time, I was very disappointed for Steve Ireland of Preston BC who was selected to play for England in 
the World Para-Championship in Australia but this was cancelled because of Covid.
I hope seeing what Jennie, Steve and myself have achieved will encourage people with a disability to start playing this great game of bowls that we all enjoy.
I have enjoyed my role as Sussex Ambassador but for several reasons it is time for me to stand down and I wish to thank the 
County for their support and the use of the County's website .
If anyone is interested in taking on this rewarding role as Sussex Ambassador for the Disability Bowls England please contact Judy on [email protected]
Thank you all and enjoy your bowls 
BoB Henstridge

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