Honorary life membership has been awarded by the Isle of Wight Bowls Club to Jack Young and his wife Anne in recognition of the excellent work they have carried out over the past 15 years.
Since moving to the Island in 2003, Jack and Anne have been core to the coaching aspect of the club and that has been recognised at the highest level.
The couple have helped to coach Travis Meller, who has gone on to play for England’s Under 25s team as well as winning the National Singles competition in the same age group. Others who have been guided by the Youngs have gone on to enjoy great success, representing the Island in competitive competitions and national championships.
Neither Jack nor Anne were expecting to be recognised with honorary membership and both were overwhelmed when informed.
Before taking up bowls Jack had been a single handicap golfer.
An open day held by the club last week attracted a good attendance, with plenty of new members joining the game. But there is still room for more newcomers… Coaching for new members commences at 19:00 on Friday 5th October, with coaching for 8 to 25-year-olds commencing at 10:00 on Saturday 6th October.