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The Late Colin Brown

Roger Holden

President 2017

Managing Partner

Norfolk Bowls Association

Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers

Hansells Roger Holden


Hansells Bowls 2017

President's Message

Sponsorís Message


It with deep sadness that we have to report the sudden death of our 2017 President, Colin Brown.


The 2017 Presidential year County match programme will carry on in the memory of Colin with all matches being hosted by Past Presidents of the Association. Similar arrangements will be in place for the Presidentís County Tour to Hampshire & Dorset in May.


Colinís charity for 2017 is Macmillan Cancer Support and I am sure all Clubs & members will give this their full support and give generously.


It is only appropriate that Colinís message for the year is repeated and I am sure we all agree with the sentiments expressed and itís sad that Colin will not be with us to share the season.


ďThank you all for the privilege and honour to have been elected your President for 2017 and to my Club, Diss & District for their nomination.


To follow in the footsteps of Past Presidents John Ottaway, Brian Taylor & Richard Church will be a hard act to follow. I look forward to all our County teams and Clubs having success this season. Good luck to you all.


With support from SVP Alan Willer and our hard working Executive Committee, I am sure that this will be a great year for us all.


To our sponsors, Hansells Solicitors, I thank you for your support. Regarding the National Championships and the Middleton Cup this would be a good year to achieve these prizes.


I would like to wish every member of our Association good health & good bowling this season with many more seasons to comeĒ.



Hansells has a proud history of association by sponsorship with many distinguished organisations rooted deeply in the rich tapestry of Norfolk life.


Of those links, the most enduring is the unbroken friendship forged 14 years ago between Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers and the Menís Section of the Norfolk Bowls Association.


Over the years I have been privileged to work with a number of dedicated officers of both the association and the league and have always been greatly impressed by their wholehearted commitment to the cause of sport in Norfolk.


Me and my colleagues at Hansells have enjoyed getting to know a succession of presidents, who have worn the chain of office with great pride. Without exception they have shown themselves to be true gentlemen of Norfolk sport.

Colin Brown would have upheld that tradition with great distinction and it is a matter of profound personal regret that we will not be able to develop with Colin the bond of friendship we have so enjoyed building with his predecessors.


I am confident that much good bowls will be played in Colinís memory this summer, on immaculate greens throughout the length and breadth of our wonderful county.


Hansells look forward to another enthralling summer sampling that unique mix of relaxed camaraderie and friendly competition. From the first woods of the season, right through to August Bank Holiday weekend, when the finals day climax of the Hansells Cup competition brings the curtain down on the leagueís competition season.


The Menís Section of the Norfolk Bowls Association has a unique place within in the fabric of communities large and small across Norfolk and the Waveney Valley.


As an organisation which conducts its business at the heart of those same communities, Hansells has always enjoyed the reflected glow of success achieved by our countyís distinguished army of bowls enthusiasts at local, national and international level.


On behalf of the partners and staff of Hansells, I wish all the friends we have made among the officers, players and backroom support teams over many years Ė and those new friends we will be making this year Ė a season to savour.



Roger Holden

Managing Partner

Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers