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Coronavirus update 2

By Andy Blight Aldershot Underwood Bowls Club

Saturday, 28 March 2020


Aldershot Underwood Bowls Club Contributor



Following the first advice on 17th March, there have been several updates from Bowls Hampshire and Bowls England, and of course instructions from the Government.

The A&D, F&D and Stan Hardman Leagues have also stated their position on the leagues, so to summarise:

- all County and National Competitions are cancelled this year, also all A&D and F&D competitions, including F&D team competitions.

- all three leagues will review the position on their leagues in June, but may try to play the second half of their league programmes.

- Bowls Hampshire and Bowls England are returning all affiliation fees and competition entry fees to clubs (competition fees will be returned to entrants).

- Bowls England are looking at what support may be available to clubs, both to enable bowling to resume later in the year if that is possible, and possible financial support which might be available to clubs.

So far as our club is concerned:

- we have already cancelled Coffee Morning on 28th March and the Opening Fixture on 19th April; we have also postponed the Club’s Anniversary Lunch on 9th May.

- we will complete the winter treatment of the green, and continue to maintain the green so that it is ready to play on if and when we can do so.

In the meantime, given current guidance, it does not appear that we will be able to open the green even for casual bowling.

- all friendlies up to 30th June have been cancelled.

- club competitions will be kept under review, but if we can get started during July we could probably play them by 12th/13th September; we might have to cancel one or two of the one day comps, play them midweek if other fixtures are cancelled, or play them after finals day.

- Rushmoor Council has postponed Victoria Day until 12th September, but we will review whether we still wish to participate in the event.

-we are looking closely at our financial commitments going forward, in order to ensure we safeguard the future of the Club.

Please rest assured that the wellbeing of all our members is our top priority.

Jim Collins Steve Durham

Chairman Secretary

28th March 2020

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Andy Blight

  • 01252 313159

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