Erik Galipeau

erikg.jpg“When Hank Spencer issued a call for youth lawn bowlers in the Etobicoke Guardian nearly four years ago, he was hoping for a least a handful of young rookies to train. Instead, he got just one – but, oh, what a recruit he was.”

“Erik was very willing and enthusiastic and took to it very quickly. I had no idea just how good he’d get, though,” Spencer said of Erik Galipeau, who recently became the youngest male ever to win a World Indoor Bowls Council (WIBC) world championship event.”      You can read the entire story at this link.

Julie Thomas – VI Champion Bowler


  • Julie said her rapid success still takes her by surprise, and readily admits she would never have considered the sport before she inexplicably lost her sight.
  • She is assisted by her coach John – known as a director on the green – who “acts as the eyes” and tells her certain information such as the distance and angle of the jack.
  • “She is now the Welsh and UK Champion – an amazing result for a lady who has no sight at all. I am a very proud coach and manager.”

You can read this inspirational story at Walesonline by clicking here.