When Ron Davies, chairman of Chirbury Bowling Club (CBC) announced that the club had got a new sponsor, there was celebratory cake and strong tea all round.
In recognition of CBC’s meteoric ascent in the Shropshire Borders Bowling League, the energy drinks company Red Bull is to support the club during the 2014/15 season.
“2013 couldn't have gone any better,” said Ron as he polished his woods in readiness for the indoor short-mat season “we smashed the opposition and broke numerous records on the way to our historic interclub Championship win over Bishop Castle. So this must have caught Red Bull’s eye.”
A spokesman for Red Bull said, we have followed Chirbury Bowling Club for the past few seasons and enjoyed their success. However, one player in particular, 73 year old novice Florence ‘Flo’ Dobbins has really stood out for us. From her 2008 Crown Green debut, through to the 2010 Frank Fielding Memorial title and her 2012 Ladies Singles success plus her Golden Woods glory last season, she has just been unstoppable.”
Red Bull has documented the former post mistress’s greatest moments in an amazing YouTube video which notes her phenomenal rise to the top of the sport.
“We want Crown Green fans to sit back and enjoy a crazy ride – nothing's ever slow with Flo – so now everyone can witness her incredible career highlights!”
The Club has listed its main priorities for 2014 to take advantage of the exclusive sponsorship package. It includes replacement of 4 garage security lights with state of the art floodlights. A new vinyl tablecloth in the club-house for match refreshments and a new lawn mower.
In a final statement the energy drink company said, “Red Bull Energy Drink is appreciated worldwide by top athletes, students, and in highly demanding professions as well as during long summer evening crown green bowling tournaments.”