FIELD Place Ladies Bowling Club’s Yvonne Woodcock has recently been elected president of the Sussex County Women’s Bowling Association.
She has represented the county for many years and is in the current Johns Trophy and Walker Cup teams representing Sussex in these National Competitions, in addition, to being the current Field Place ladies singles champion and an international umpire.
She started bowling in Devon at Torbay with her parents and moved to the St Austell in Cornwall when she and her husband, Ken, were moved there by their employers.
While in Cornwall, Yvonne won many county titles including the prestigious singles championship and represented the county at all levels. After a successful career in Cornwall, Ken was moved to Somerset where Yvonne quickly made a name for herself in the county ranks and won several county titles.
In 2000, she moved to Sussex and began her career again, which has culminated in being named county president
In her spare time, Guide Dogs for the Blind are her main passion as she trains puppies for the association, as well fund-raising and lectures for them.
Last week, Yvonne held her county presidents day at Field Place, where 70 delegates from clubs in the county and county officers attended an enjoyable day, despite the weather.
During her speech, Yvonne expressed her thanks to everyone who attended, her club for nominating her as president and supporting her on this enjoyable and special day in her year in office. She is looking forward to an enjoyable but busy year.