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Four more papers that will be presented at the Yorkshire CCGBA Annual General Meeting later today have now been circulated to various contacts.

These are the CEO's Report, Competition Secretary's Report, Registrar's Report and the Safeguarding Report and all are reproduced below.

Still no sign of the End of Year Accounts or the Minutes of the 2020 AGM.


Chief Executive Officers report for AGM February 2022

Another challenging year not only on the Covid issues but latterly on a personal basis due to family illness.

Congratulations to all the officials for making the most out of a demanding situation, it must be remembered that Mark Andrea Stephen and myself all work full time and work has been demanding. I feel for our President and Vice President another fragmented year but hopefully 2022 will prove to be a great success.

Meetings have been difficult but the teams/zoom facility has meant we have had the opportunity to discuss bowling matters. I believe this is the way forward from a personal point of view it helps not undertaking a ninety mile round trip, although I do recognise some prefer the physical meetings.

On the bowling front it has been success all round, Arron Brines started it with Junior Merit success and the Senior men followed this up with a fantastic County cup win against Warwick and Worcester, the Ladies number 2 team then finished the season on a high with success in the Ladies County Cup (these competitions replaced the county championship) The major highlight for me was the fact that younger bowlers were selected and were instrumental in achieving the successes.

As we haven’t met for two years I would also like to place on record the assistance and work done by Alan Stephenson who was joint CEO with me in 2020 he thought he had retired but it is pleasing to know he is there to help when it matters.

COMPETITION SECRETARY'S REPORT 2nd January 2022 Yorkshire County Crown Green Bowling Association Summary Report My is start by wishing you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2022. Competitions Report • World Club Championship – this event was not held in 2021, both Pudsey BC & Lower Hopton WMC will represent Y.C.C.G.B.A in 2022 tournament which will be held at Spen Victoria BC. • Yorkshire Merit (Men’s) – this was postponed from the traditional May date due to Co Vid 19 and was re-arranged for the August Bank Holiday. We had to submit two names to B.C.G.B.A. for the June event and so we drew names from a hat for the chance to represent Y.C.C.G.B.A. at the event. Phil Wilsdon (Pudsey) & James Davison (Thongsbridge) were the lucky bowlers. The event eventually took place at Cleckheaton Sports, with most people having to play at least one qualifying game, there was over 80 entries, and this event was won by Josh Mordue (Pudsey). • Men Inter District - this event was not held in 2021. • Under 16 Boys & Girls – was held at Ossett Cricket Club with 20 entries and kindly sponsored by Calum Fennell £100 & Darren Goodall £30 with Tyler Patrick (East End Park) 21-14 Harley Tattersley. • Under 18 Boys – was held at Hove Edge with 24 entries and kindly sponsored by Calum Fennell £200 with Arron Brine (Rothwell) 21-13 Thomas Scorah • Under 18 Girls – was held at Hove Edge with 8 entries and kindly sponsored by Calum Fennell £100 with Alex Edmondson (Pudsey BC) 21- 7 Leah Weatherill. Many thanks to Alex Wolfenden who ran the junior events on my behalf in 2022. Finance Report • We have collected a further 15 clubs from 2020 season. • We have now collected 247 clubs for 2021 season. • FYI – this leaves 28 clubs outstanding. • Outstanding Clubs :- Rock House Park, Hemsworth West End, Stanley, Armley Cons, Chaple Allerton, Holbeck Moor, New Armley Club, Unison (may have been disbanded), Ladyhill Park , West Bradford, Western Flatts, Whinmoor, Castleford Town, Queens Park, South Kirby, Swillington, Denham, Heptonstall, Almonbury Libs, Broadbents, Broad Oak, Cowcliffe Libs , Grange Moor, Brockholes , Marsden Park, Milnsbridge Libs , Moldgreen Cons, Paddock C & BC, Primrose Hill & Ravensknowle Park Mark Waite – 02/01/2022

REGISTRAR'S REPORT Registrars Report for AGM 26th February 2022 In 2021 I have issued 625 new registrations of which 435 were male 24 Junior male 163 female and 3 junior female. Yet again Yorkshire is the prominent county for registering new players. The current fee is £ 12 for a new registration and £ 4 for a replacement card. All new players are put on the Just Go System as they are registered Please note that BCGBA no longer provide cards with pre prepared numbers these are all hand entered. I still am asked why ladies are not issued with an LAD prefix, these have been abolished for 2 years now. I accept registrations by post or by e mail (scanned) with funds being sent direct by bacs generally this is working well. There have been isolated incidents of cards not been received by new players. Steve Cochrane 26.2.22

SAFEGUARDING REPORT YORKSHIRE COUNTY CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS REPORT – Feb 2022 DBS certificate application/renewal Since last August a series of 21 ‘drop in’ sessions have been ran across the county to enable coaches and Safeguarding Officers the opportunity to renew/apply for DBS accreditation (plus several SOs, coaches, etc. Seen individually). This has resulted in approx 200 applications to the DBS. Most certificates have been despatched (although there are a couple still outstanding) and most have been verified, although this number is increasing steadily. There has been only one rejection, as far as I am aware (sent back because the form was completed in blue, as opposed to black ink!). As an estimate, I would suggest that there are about between 60 and 70 applications still outstanding. Safeguarding Training My initial target of completing the Safeguarding Training rollout before the start of outdoor summer bowling (April) would seem now to have been a little ambitious. Currently, 6 Associations have a date/venue in the diary : Aire-Wharfe 28th Feb Huddersfield 7th March East Coast 12th March Skipton 14th March Halifax 19th March Harrogate 26th March

A further 6 Associations are in the process of setting up times, dates and venues for their training sessions. These sessions will (hopefully) give the opportunity to ‘mop up’ any outstanding DBS applications either before or after the safeguarding training.

Howard Josephson – name already in the public domain Update from Feb 2021 – put on offenders register for 10 years with his ban from attending all bowling clubs to run concurrently until Feb 2031. If he is known to be attending please advise.

Finally, I would l would to suggest that the current option to fine a club who fail to provide a SO be maintained albeit used as a last resort and to act as a deterrent for the very few clubs who drag their heels in appointing a SO.

Ken Pollard

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