Presidents Message

Presidential Message from the current President of Welsh Indoor Bowls

Welsh Indoor Bowls President - Mr. Ken Henderson - Islwyn I.B.C.


I would like to wish Mike Flanagan a speedy recovery from the illness which as caused him to stand down as President for 2021/2022. I am sure the whole of the W.I.B.A. wish Mike a full recovery.


2020 was a year to forget with the covid 19 pandemic closing our country, bowls stadiums and lockdown after lockdown, hopefully we are coming to the end and some normality will be resumed.


I would like to thank Islwyn IBC for nominating me for the position of President for 2021/2022, it gives me and my family great pleasure to become the first President of the new Welsh Indoor Bowls organisation and I will uphold the tradition which is expected of the presidential post holder.


I am the second president from Islwyn following Barrie Bellamy in 2010/2011.


This year will hopefully see the formal unification of the W.I.B.A. and the W.L.I.B.A. I would like to thank all the officers from both associations involved in bringing unification to Welsh Indoor Bowls.


Congratulations to Barrie Broad on his election as Senior Vice President I will look forward to working with Barrie and all the officers over the next 12 months.


I hope to visit as many stadiums as I can if restrictions allow, the game of bowls needs a full year so we can get together again and help to make our stadiums strong we will not know the damage that Covid-19 has caused until we as back playing competitive bowls and numbers returning are known.


My charity will be Cleft Lip and Palate Association South Wales


Kenneth Henderson

WIB President