Congratulations to Ellen Falkner MBE and Maggy Smith MBE

Both lawn bowlers have been recognised for their work for lawn bowls.  It’s a shame the BBC (there are other news/sports channels) haven’t mentioned them in their various reports.  So now’s the chance to complete the Bowls England survey for our sport!

England’s three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Ellen Falkner has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Lawn Bowls in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

One of the most decorated lawn bowls players of her generation, Ellen won Gold on her Games debut at Manchester in 2002, and went on to top the podium at Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.

She also claimed a Bronze Medal at the Games in 2018, and was recently named in the England performance squad for Birmingham 2022.

In addition to her Commonwealth successes she has amassed six World titles and six British Isles Championship titles together with a total of 14 national titles, representing her home county of Cambridgeshire, and 33 county titles

Our Famous Four, on their run up to winning the National Ladies Fours in 2017, had to play Ellen in her team earlier-than-scheduled one morning in the quarter final or was it semi-final? as Ellen had 4 matches to play in one day.  And if you read that correctly, you will have realised that the Cambridge Park girls obviously won that match!

The DBE Charity Trust are pleased to announce that Maggy Smith has been awarded the MBE for services to the sport of Bowls for people with Disabilities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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