Players and Officials Recognised

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Players and Officials were recognised for their superior efforts throughout 2014 at the recent Bowls ACT Awards Night.
Sharon Harmer and Mac McLean (both from Weston Creek) were awarded Female and Male Players of the year after outstanding performances both on and off the green.  The Rising Star award, which recognises the most improved player during the year, went to Flynn O’Shaughnessy from Yowani.  Flynn received this prestigious award after collecting several runner up awards throughout the evening, much to the delight of the crowd!  Junior Player of the year went to Brendan Spaven following his consistent results at the Junior Championships.  Pam Cass, formerly from Deakin Ladies, now of Canberra, was recognised for her contribution to umpiring over a course of many years.  The final award of the evening, recognising an individual’s Contribution to the Sport, went to Ken Dowrick.  As well as being the Chair of the Coaching Committee, Ken spent many hours attaining the Bowls Australia supported qualification to become a “Train the Trainer” for Presenters and Assessors.  This required undertaking several trips to Melbourne, and extensive theory and practical work.  Ken was the first “graduate” of this new BA process!
In addition to the Special Bowls ACT awards, Trophies, badges and prize money was awarded to the winners and runners up in the various championships held through the year. Players and Officials were recognised for their superior efforts throughout 2014 at the recent Bowls ACT Awards Night.
Sharon Harmer and Mac McLean (both from Weston Creek) were awarded Female and Male Players of the year after outstanding performances both on and off the green.  The Rising Star award, which recognises the most improved player during the year, went to Flynn O’Shaughnessy from Yowani.  Flynn received this prestigious award after collecting several runner up awards throughout the evening, much to the delight of the crowd!  Junior Player of the year went to Brendan Spaven following his consistent results at the Junior Championships.  Pam Cass, formerly from Deakin Ladies, now of Canberra, was recognised for her contribution to umpiring over a course of many years.  The final award of the evening, recognising an individual’s Contribution to the Sport, went to Ken Dowrick.  As well as being the Chair of the Coaching Committee, Ken spent many hours attaining the Bowls Australia supported qualification to become a “Train the Trainer” for Presenters and Assessors.  This required undertaking several trips to Melbourne, and extensive theory and practical work.  Ken was the first “graduate” of this new BA process!
In addition to the Special Bowls ACT awards, Trophies, badges and prize money was awarded to the winners and runners up in the various championships held through the year.