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Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club runners-up for prestigious award

Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club runners-up for prestigious award

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Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club have been named as Bowls England 'Club of the Year' 2018 runners-up. 

The local club, who were first awarded Clubmark accreditation through Active Sussex in 2015, were pipped to the post this year by Ilminster Bowls Club, based in Somerset.

The prestigious title, is awarded annually to the club that is judged to have shown the greatest efforts to promote the club, increase membership and work with the local community.

Phil Armstrong, Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Clubmark coordinator, said: "It is a privilege to receive this award... it shows that all measures the club has undertaken during the past few years has made a big impression.

"Although we are a small club up against some of the largest and best in the country we have shown we are as well run and well managed as them. We have also demonstrated we can provide a safe and friendly environment for all which will help us recruit new members and help the club to to carry on for many years to come." 

Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Clubmark, who were Clubmark re-accredited this year, received The D'Arcy Drayton Cup as runners-up, following on from winning the Bowls England Regional Award for National Best Club last year. 

"This recent award shows all our members that we are working on their behalf to make our club the very best we can and it now stands as one of the best clubs within the country," said Phil.

"It will boost our presence within the community and going forward the club would like to have a good sized junior membership, so this award along with the other awards we have received this year show that we have created a flourishing environment that we want to keep developing.

"We look forward to the continued support from Active Sussex as we progress on our journey." 

Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club will be presented their runners-up award during the Bowls England men’s annual dinner and prize presentation at the Hilton Hotel, Coventry, on Saturday 23 February 2019. 

Tony Allcock MBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: "The quality of entries this year was once again of an exceptionally high standard. It is clear that many clubs are raising their game with regard to the work that they are doing to recruit and retain new members – most noticeably an increase in the use of social media to promote the sport to a wider audience." 

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