Fenland star Graham Woollard wins fourth consecutive blind bowls title

BOWLER Graham Woollard said he was running out of trophy space after he won his fourth consecutive East of England Blind Bowls title.

The 50-year-old, who is a member of March and District Blind Bowls Club, cruised to victory in the Rotary Club funded event at Lakeside Sports and Social Club, in Lyng, Norfolk.

Mr Woollard, from Whittlesey, said: “It’s the fourth consecutive time I’ve won it but I’ve won it in previous years and come runner-up three times. The sideboard is a little bit full now!

“There was some difficult competition this year and there was no room for error so I’m very pleased.”

Mr Woollard suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and began losing his sight aged 21.

“Before I lost my sight I used to go along with my father to play bowls,” he said. “I started to get back into it about 18 years ago.”

March and District Blind Bowls Club is looking for new members and helpers. The club meets at March Indoor Bowling Club on Wednesday afternoons, from 2pm. For more information contact honorary secretary Gordon Jackson 01945 461694.

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