2019 National President (EBF) 
        Mick Rayson (Huntingdonshire)

President’s Address 

4. Page 4 Mick Rayson 2019 President


 Dear Friends, 

It is indeed a great honour and privilege to be elected as President of The English Bowling Federation. 

My thanks go to my county Huntingdonshire Bowling Federation for nominating me for the post, along with my own club Sawtry and District Bowling Club. 

I am fully aware of the responsibilities of the post, and I can assure you I will do everything possible to promote and enhance the sportsmanship and friendship for which the Federation and its members are known. 

I would like to thank Paul Bennett and Trevor Harris for their guidance over the past two years. I look forward to working with Deputy President Mike Carr and welcome Junior Deputy President Trevor Hardingham to the team. 

I congratulate Carole Swan on becoming President of the English Womens Bowling Federation along with her deputies Gill Bush and Paula Gooch. 

Finally, I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can throughout the year, and I wish you all good health and successful bowling for 2019. 

Kind Regards 

Mick Rayson. 

President English Bowling Federation.
















National President 2018 (EBF)
Trevor Harris (Derbyshire)


English Men’s Bowling Federation (EBF)

President’s Address

Dear Colleagues and Members of the English Bowling Federation,

It is a great honour to be accepted as your 2018 National President. I would like to thank my county of Derbyshire for my nomination and to all the other counties for your support.

I have met many bowlers and officials in the previous two years on this presidential ladder and I would like to thank them for their warm welcome and support especially from my predecessor Paul Bennett and his wife Trudy.

I look forward to working with my Deputy Mick Rayson of Huntingdonshire and welcome Mike Carr of Lincolnshire as the Junior Deputy President, Jean Phillips the EWBF President, Carol Swan Deputy EWBF president and welcome Gil Bush as the Junior EWBF President and of course all the National Officials and the Executive and Delegate Councils.

I will endeavour to attend as many Inter County and Under 25 matches as I can and I look forward to see many of you at Potter’s, Newark Indoor Finals and at Skegness Finals week.

I also want to thank my wife Diane for all her help and support.

I wish you all good bowling, good health and happiness.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor Harris
EBF National President 2018


 2019 National President (EWBF)  
Carole Swan (Norfolk)

Presidents Address    


Although the turn of Norfolk to nominate somebody for President of the EWBF came round sooner than expected, I am honoured that they considered me suitable for the post. I will aim to carry out all duties to the best of my ability and to be a credit to Norfolk and my club, North Walsham New Road. I do not hold any individual National bowls honours but have been part of the county Silver Vase team winning at Skegness. I am a member of the Norfolk County Women’s Bowls Association Committee as a District Secretary, was County President in 2012 and play in the Silver Vase team. I enjoy playing bowls at both club and county level and get great pleasure in sharing in other people’s success and skill. I know I have a great county and club supporting me. 

It has been a pleasure working with the other National Officers over the past 2 years, whilst learning the ropes regarding my responsibilities and seeing just how much work is involved to make things run smoothly. Jean Phillips will be a hard act to follow. I look forward to working with Gill Bush (Deputy National President) and Paula Gooch (Junior Deputy) to carry on the good work. I also look forward to meeting bowlers at Newark and Skegness and visiting county team games during the summer season. I wish everyone a good and enjoyable year of bowling at whatever level they play. 

My good wishes go the Mick Rayson (EBF President), Mike Carr (Deputy National President) and Trevor Hardingham (Junior Deputy), Trevor being a fellow Norfolk bowler and an ardent Federation supporter. 

I hope that the Federation, in particular the EWBF, will be able to resolve the problem of nominees from counties not coming forward to take up National office. If this is not addressed soon it may become unsustainable by the remaining counties, which would be a great shame. 

Carole Swan 

EWBF President 2019 






2018 National President (EWBF)
Jean Phillips (Humberside)


English Women’s Bowling Federation (EWBF)

President’s Address

I feel so honoured to have reached the office of EWBF National President for 2018. Being a relatively ‘new girl’ to a sport I only discovered in 1991 and gaining County representation in 2013.

My thanks go to my County Humberside for their nomination and faith in my ability to carry out the Presidential duties and be a credit to the County.

I look forward to visiting County Matches in the coming season as well as the Indoor and Outdoor finals in Newark and Skegness.

All our thanks must go to the Officials of the Federation for their continued hard work on our behalf and my own grateful thanks go to Joan Mousley and Beryl Beresford for the good humoured advice given to me over the past two years.

Congratulations and good luck to Carole Swann (Deputy National President) and Gill Bush (Junior Deputy), I am sure we will make lots of good memories.

Best wishes to Trevor Harris (EBF National President), Mick Rayson (Deputy National President) and Mike Carr (Junior Deputy) as they take the next step on their own Presidential journeys.

My hope for the future of our Sport is that if every member of every Club could introduce just one new person to Bowls, we would have a very secure future.

Jean Phillips

EWBF National President 2018