As the newly-elected President of the NIPGBL, I am grateful to the members of the General Purposes Committee for their nomination and to the club delegates for their endorsement at our AGM. I should also like to record my sincere appreciation to the officers and members of Old Bleach Bowling Club for all their encouragement since I first joined in 1988 and for their assurance of continued support in what is likely to be a very busy 2017 season.
I am mindful of the responsibility which comes with this office, particularly in our centenary year, and undertake to represent the NIPGBL to the very best of my ability. I look forward to meeting many of you on and off the green at matches, during visits to clubs and at some of the special centenary celebrations which are planned. I trust that you will be able to support these events and that they will prove to be a fitting tribute to the activities and achievements of the players, officials and clubs who have been affiliated to the NIPGBL over the last 100 years.
Yours in sport
Michael Nutt – Centenary President 2017