A great start to 2018 for Bowden Cricket Club as we have won the Leicester Mercury Club Of The Year Award!
The awards ceremony was held at Welford Road, home to Leicester Tigers. The Award, presented by Leicester Tigers player Matt Smith and Leicester Lions Speedway rider Nicolai Klindt. The Award received by Club Chairman Rob Gomez, Secretary Gary Waterfield, Treasurer Bob Perkins and Vice Chairman Ken Essam.
Chairman Rob Gomez said
“Winning the Leicester Mercury Award is fantastic for Bowden. In addition to the ‘Club of the Year’ Award we received from the Harborough District Sports Awards it shows how far the club has progressed.
Since 2000 we have had a new Pavilion built, then extended but the most important addition is our Youth Section, we had an ageing membership back in 2000 and needed a junior section to ensure the future of the club.
Now we have near 100 juniors registered, for me; there is nothing more rewarding to see our younger members coming through the age groups and representing our Senior teams.
Last season saw both our U11s and U13s win both their League and Cups completing the double. Our Ladies side narrowly lost out in the ‘Last Woman Stands’ Final and both our First and Second league sides missed out on promotion by the smallest margin.
We are so fortunate to have so many volunteers that keep the club moving forward, without their contributions we wouldn’t be in the position we are in”
Bowden CC also won the ‘NCL Ian Davison Award For Media Coverage’ Awarded by the Northants Cricket League in recognition for all the publicity work by the club. The Committee would very much like to thank everyone who contributed last season, we are grateful for all the match reports and photos that we receive. And we look forward to publishing more content in 2018!!
We are very much looking forward to the 2018 season, we are wanting to build on the Junior successes of 2017 and push to get both Senior sides promoted and to continue to improve standards across all of our sides.
We are fortunate that Tom Flowers continues to provide a top class standard of coaching, but what we really need is volunteers to help us continue on our path. We are willing to send volunteers on courses to be Umpires, Coaches and Scorers.
We make sure that Senior Team Captains, Senior Team Vice Captains,Umpires, Coaches,Coaching Assistants, Team Managers and regular Match Day Helpers are subject to DBS Checks.
If you do want to get involved in a voluntary capacity? Or play for the Club? feel free to;
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