Meet the Bowls Captains

Current Ladies’ Captain – Jacquie Quin



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2016 Ladies’ Captain – Denise Rolland

Denise first set foot on the terrace of Bush Hill Park Bowls Club at the age of nine or ten, in the company of her Dad Frank Rolland and uncle Nobby Beckett. She was a tennis member at the club as a Junior, and returned after a gap of some decades to re-join the Bowls section in 2009. Denise is currently Treasurer of the Club, and a Qualified Level 1 Bowls Coach. She enjoys the social side of club life, and particularly likes thinking of decorative themes for the many social functions held there.Professionally, Denise is a software specialist with expertise in databases and Sage accounting systems. She has a son and a daughter, two grand-daughters, a grandson due this season and is determined that all her ‘grands’ will turn out to be expert bowlers!


 Current Men’s Captain – Gary Moore

 Past Captains

StevefCaptain 2015 Men’s Captain – Steve Faulkner
mary bird 2015 Ladies Captain – Mary Bird

2014 LADIES CAPTAIN – Terri Watkinson

Hello, I’m Terri, I have been a bowling for 15 years at Bush Hill Park, having been introduced to this wonderful game by Mike Horder, I wish now that I had taken up bowling a lot earlier. I love the game and this is my second time as Captain. I was Competition Secretary for a number of years before taking on the role as Captain for the first time. I am a club coach, Asst. Competition Secretary for Middlesex County and proud to be a member of the ‘Johns Trophy Team’ I have been fortunate to have represented the County at the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa, with my fellow team mates from Bush Hill Park on a number of occasions. Bowling is a sport able to be played by all age groups and it all begins at Club Level, whether you want to have friendly roll-ups, play in just club games or be more competitive.  I still work part time at Hazelbury Junior School and sometimes even manage to cook the odd meal for my, equally competitive, husband Roger. My thanks to him and the club for their support, for the many friends I’ve made and to Mary Bird my Vice Captain this year.


2013 LADIES CAPTAIN Jill Barnes

“Hello, I’m Jill Barnes. I was born and bred in Winchmore Hill, educated at Southgate County (then in Fox Lane) and then onto a Teacher Training College in Weymouth Dorset.Apart from two years before I was married I taught at two Primary Schools in Potters Bar.

I have a son and a daughter and three delightful grandchildren. I took early retirement as my husband had to move to Somerset with his job. It was here that we learned to bowl. It was a brand new club just being developed in the village and my husband and I were involved in those early years. The progress was amazing, still quite small, but a thriving club in the West Country. We had to move back in 2000 and joined Bush Hill Park.”


2014 MENS CAPTAIN Tony Bracallielo

Hi, I’m Tony and I’ve been a Bush Hill Park member since Stan Lansbury was Captain in 2006.  My day job is all about coffee – roasting, packaging and supplying to the catering trade. I started bowling at Winchmore Hill in 2004 and in 2013 got to the national finals in the Fours.  I’m a believer in encouraging young bowlers to take up the sport, and I look forward to having an enjoyable and successful season with my fellow bowlers at Bush Hill Park.


2013 MEN’S CAPTAIN – Mike Horder

“Hi, I’m Mike Horder and I’ve lived all my life in North London. After wasting a good education at Highbury County Grammar School I entered local government service and spent my entire working life involved with several aspects of town planning with four different local authorities (three of which were abolished – a personal record maybe!)I am a widower of some 11 years and have three great kids living in various parts of the country with my eight wonderful grandchildren.

I have been a member of the Bush Hill Park club for over 30 years, the last 20 or so being as a bowler. I have been vice captain twice and as many of my fellow bowlers have been all to keen to remind me – it’s about time I did my stint. I am very happy to do so. My partner doesn’t bowl but is an active member of the club and is very supportive of all we do here.