Hi to all bowlers.
Well, we have come to the end of another season and there is much to be thankful for.
4 out of 6 sides made Finals, 10 new bowlers gave Pennant a go for the first time, and more bowlers turned up for Thursday evening training than I’ve seen in my time at the Club.
Also, we have progressed greatly in terms of our social activities at the Club and believe that the atmosphere is the best it has been for a long time.
For all these things there would be far too many to thank for their efforts, but I for one, am most thankful for the work that many have put in throughout all aspects of the Club, including those who maintained Greens, maintained the surrounds, those who assisted with all new bowlers (including those from U3A), those involved in the organisation of the social activities, helped in the bar, helped with the tea-time breaks, set up before the games, packed up after the games and the various committees at the Club. Everyone has done an incredible job under difficult circumstances, including the Selectors who have the most difficult job in the Club, and finally, all who assisted me in my job as coach. I hope I haven’t missed anyone because it has been a great Club effort.
I look forward to the future with hope and belief that we have provided a foundation for improvement in the coming seasons. On that note, I would like to explain what I plan to do over the off-season.
I will be taking training on Tuesdays at 10am and this training will take the form of some skills work and the development of each bowler who attends. In particular, I want to work on bowlers’ confidence in being bowlers and to teach each bowler about playing in positions they don’t normally play, providing all with some experiences prior to the next season starting.
To achieve this, we will play some games on the Tuesday selecting bowlers in positions they may not be used to, while I am there to provide some experience. So, I encourage everyone who can come on Tuesdays to do so. If you are unable to come, I want to work with you at a time that suits each of us, (maybe Saturday mornings), so please let me know you are interested, and we can arrange times.
Once again, thanks to each of you and I look forward to seeing you at the Club soon.