Bowling: Trio honoured with life membership at Paignton

Torbay Weekly

Paignton Bowling Club honoured three of their senior members of the club with awarding them life membership.

These honours were presented at the recent annual presentation dinner and their annual meeting.

The awards were given to John Mason, who joined the club in the early 2000s becoming club secretary in 2006, a position he still holds, in addition to being a member of the Mid Devon League committee.

Brian Smith joined the club in 1995 and was the fixture secretary for ten years, being a member of the management committee ever since and, in 2014, was elected president, the position he still holds with John Ball, who has been a member since 1994 and is Brian’s vice president.

Together since 2015, they have been the instigators of the vast improvements undertaken at the club, overseeing the applications for grants from Viridor Waste Management Credits.

He had also previously held the roles of treasurer and president.