26 February 2013 (CA Official News)
The CA has announced the winners of its Club Awards for 2013, which recognise a club’s progress over a two year period.
Apps Heley Award
This award is for clubs with 3 or 4 lawns, and has been given jointly to the Fylde and West Worthing clubs, two clubs which are at very different stages of development.
The Fylde club was formed in 1986. Its remote location makes it difficult to attract quantities of new members, but the ones they have make up for this by their drive and enthusiasm.
In the two years 2011 and 2012 the club has:
- developed a third lawn from 2 disused grass tennis courts, using members’ labour
- taken on the maintenance of their lawns, again using volunteer labour, and funded the purchase of machinery
- built a new clubhouse
- hosted its first CA Handicap trophy, and the international match between the CA and the CA of Ireland
- played a full part in the North West Federation
The club will receive an inscribed plaque and a cheque for £250, and holds the associated trophy for 2 years (or one year each in the case of Fylde and West Worthing. Trophies will be presented at the CA AGM in October.