ECBA NEWS

(18 Sep 2020)

COUNTY WEBSITE

Administrative control of the County Website has been handed over to David Jarrold (St Chads BC). For a limited period, I will have joint editorship with David whilst he settles into the role. I am sure all members will join me in wishing David good fortune for the times ahead.

Pat

(18 Sep 2020)

NEW FORM X

For the information of Club Secretaries:

A new version of Form X has been sent to Group Secretaries for circulation to Club Secretaries.

This form should be completed and returned to the County Competition Secretary (john.tully@sky.com) no later than 31 October 2020.

(11 Sep 2020)

NEW FORM X

There will be a new issue of Form X, as demonstrated in the recently circulated Competition Portal presentation. This form will contain all of the information required by the County, for inclusion in the Yearbook and notification to Bowls England. This will be circulated where possible by email to Club Secretaries by the end of September. I would be grateful if Club Secretaries would complete the form and return where possible by email to the County Treasurer.

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(10 Sep 2020)

COMPETITION PORTAL

From The County Competition Secretary

Dear ECBA Member,

Please read the presentation on the Competition Portal. (Attachment below)

A message has gone out to all Group Secretaries asking that the presentation be circulated to all clubs.
It was intended to hold a series of presentations across the various groups before the end of September to highlight the advantages of the new competition portal system, as well as taking questions.  This is not now possible due to changes to the Government restrictions on gatherings.  

Therefore in October, the system will go live and members can register and then enter those County Competitions they want to.  The registration and entry to competitions are really simple and is similar to the system used by Bowls England.

The closing date for entries will be 31st December 2020.

If you have any questions please contact either myself on john.tully@sky.com or 07970 100634 or Terry Mizen on terrymizen@live.co.uk or 07599 711890.

Thank you.

John Tully, Competition Secretary.

ECBA Competition Portal Presentation

The Competition Portal now has a dedicated page from the Competitions Menu

(10 Sep 2020)

COVID-19 GUIDANCE UPDATE

Further to Tuesday's Government statement, Bowls England confirms that clubs can continue to offer organised bowling activity in a Covid-safe manner. Sport England has announced, following clarification from Government, that people can continue to take part in organised outdoor sports when restrictions on social gatherings are introduced from Monday 14 September. In light of the clarification received, Bowls England guidance issued on 31 July 2020 remains unchanged.

Latest Bowls England Guidance https://www.bowlsengland.com/coronavirus-guidance/

(4 Sep 2020)

COACHING NOTICES

There are two important notices on the dedicated Coaching page.

Advertisement for Coaching Safeguarding Officer. County Development Officer. County Coach.

Coaching News update

(27 Aug 2020) Updated 10 Sept

DAVID J BRYANT CBE – RIP

The death is announced of David Bryant CBE, aged 88.

The funeral will take place Friday 11 September at 2.30 pm and will be streamed live and available to view at https://youtu.be/-25zYmjMs8

Details on BE site.

(26 Aug 2020)

ECBA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MINUTES

The ECBA Executive Council (Emergency Committee) met on Thursday 13 August 2020.
Minutes

(12 Aug 2020) (Updated 20 Aug 2020)

MARY ANN CLARKE RIP

The death, on Tuesday 11 August 2020, is notified of Mary Clarke, wife of Past President Ken Clarke. Private cremation 1 September 2020. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Cancer Research or St. Helena Hospice, c/o Freedom Funerals, Hawkins Road, Colchester CO2 8JY.

Funeral Webcast on Tuesday 1 September at 12.30 pm. https://www.obitus.com/ Log in with User name Yuye1156 and Password 152528.

(3 Aug 2020)

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls Issued 31 July 2020

Bowls England recommends that all clubs consider this document together with the Government guidance. All items may be adapted as necessary to meet your club’s specific circumstances, so long as your actions remain consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements. This is applicable from Saturday 1 August and replaces all other guidance that we have issued.

https://www.bowlsengland.com/covid-19-additional-guidance-for-lawn-bowls-2/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation

(1 Aug 2020)

2021 PROVISIONAL MATCH PROGRAMME

The 2021 Provisional Match Programme can be viewed from the link below

2021 Match Programme

(25 Jul 2020)

ECBA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MINUTES

The ECBA Executive Council (Emergency Committee) met on Thursday 23 July 2020 at 5 pm.
Minutes

(24 Jul 2020)

COUNTY WEBSITE

After 21 years as a member of the  Executive Council, I have notified the County Secretary and the County Administrator that I will not be seeking re-election, as Press Representative, at the November Annual General Meeting. Arrangements will be made to transfer ownership of the website.

(10 Jul 2020)

SPORT ENGLAND’S COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUND

https://www.bowlsengland.com/2-4million-cash-boost-emergency-fund/

(6 Jul 2020)

COVID-19 MARKERS GUIDE

Guide

(6 Jul 2020)

ECBA EMERGENCY COMMITTEE MINUTES

The ECBA Executive Council (Emergency Committee) met on Thursday 2 July 2020 at 5 pm.
Minutes

(2 Jul 2020)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE SPORTS SECTOR

Bowls England COVID-19, Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls Issued: 2nd July 2020

https://www.bowlsengland.com/covid-19-additional-guidance-for-lawn-bowls/

(30 Jun 2020)

REOPENING OF CLUB BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Bowls England has updated advice following the Government’s announcement that licensed premises, including bowls clubs, are allowed to open from Saturday 4 July in their capacity as bars and restaurants.

https://www.bowlsengland.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/clubhouse_opening_FINAL.pdf

(27 Jun2020)

GRANT FUNDING FOR YOUR CLUB

Bowls England invites attention to a free webinar to assist clubs seeking external funding for their Club. Full details at https://www.bowlsengland.com/grant-funding-for-your-club/

(23 Jun 2020)

NEW PAGE COACHING

Following the adoption of the Coaching Strategy, the website has a dedicated page for the subject. This was one of the many recommendations in the report.

Coaching

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