Guernsey Press

Collins to be figurehead of British Bowls next year

GARRY COLLINS was elected vice-president of the British Isles Bowls Council at their Annual General Meeting held in Manchester over the weekend and shall become president in 2015.


Collins was nominated by the British secretary Duncan McLaren, seconded by Tony Allcock MBE (CEO of Bowls England) and Anna Marshall (Director of Competitions & Events of Bowls Scotland) and was elected unopposed.

This is the first time in the 112-year history of British Bowls that a Guernseyman will hold the post of president. Collins has been involved with the BIBC since 1999 as a delegate for Guernsey.

'Having stepped down from all my Bowls Guernsey duties last year, it is a great honour to be nominated, especially considering my age, just 33. I shall look forward to being the president and figurehead for British Bowls next year,' Collins said.

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