Eleanor Winters  Women's President 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen,


It is a great honour and privilege to be your ladies president for the forthcoming season, and I promise I will do my best to carry the ‘flag’ with pride as we branch out as one Association under the umbrella of Bowls Northamptonshire. I must thank my club Corby Forest in nominating me for this position, and also for their ongoing support over the coming season.  


It was a tremendous experience being involved from day 1 in the unification of our two associations and I am sure you will join me in thanking all of the unification committee for their diligence in forming this new and hopefully, very strong, Bowls Northamptonshire.


I have been the ladies’ competition secretary for 8 years, and in doing this job I have got to know most of our lady bowlers, and also the young ladies who form the Amy Rose team. I will be cheering on the John’s and Walker Cup ladies, and also the Amy Rose girls, in all their matches, and hopefully at Leamington – they are a very dedicated group of ladies who I’m sure will do well in 2012.


I have been a member of Corby Forest since 1986 and have played County Bowls since 1990, taking part in the John’s and Walker Cup.  I think my finest hour was the first time I qualified for Leamington, this was in 2001, and believe me the first time is an experience you will never forget. I am hoping to see some of our players who qualify for Leamington winning their competition; it would be a great honour for me to go on to the green with them to receive their trophy.


This year is also another significant year for us as we have Mr Stuart Lake as our Bowls England President, and I wish him every success, I’m sure he will make Northamptonshire Bowlers very proud.


I will close now by wishing each and every one of you, good bowling, good friendship and most of all good health.


Eleanor Winters


Women’s President 2012



Eleanor Winters has chosen ‘Parkinson’s UK’ as her charity for her year in office.


Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition which affects over 127,000 people in the UK, most often in people over 50 years, although 1 in 20 are under the age of 40 years.


She has chosen the Corby Branch to be the recipient of any donations and monies raised,

because she has seen what good work it does in the area for people she knows who have Parkinson’s.

She hopes that you will give generously when called upon during the season.


The local ‘Support Group’ meets at the Grampian Club, Patrick Road, Corby, and the contact for further information is Mike Green email mike@thepom.fsnet.co.uk


You may also find out more online by visiting the website: parkinsons.org.uk