Well Done Jack

Chairman of Wychavon
Chairman bowled over by England star

The Chairman of Wychavon has urged the district to get behind a bowls star from Bredon who is set to represent his country in a major sporting event next month.

Cllr Robert Raphael, Chairman of Wychavon, visited Bredon Bowling Club recently to wish Jack Pullin all the best as he prepares to represent England at the International Bowls for the Disabled World Championships in Ekurhuleni, South Africa.

It is another milestone for the 29-year-old who made his international debut for his country last August in the Men’s Para Pairs competition at the World Championships in Australia.

Jack started playing bowls when he was nine years old after his dad, also a prominent member of Bredon Bowling Club, invited him to take part in a game.

“I’d tried other sports and my dad said, ‘Do you fancy a game?’ I said, ‘Go on then’ and I haven’t looked back since,” Jack said.

“It is a dream come true to play for your country and last year in Australia was a truly amazing experience, something I will never forget.

“To go from a club bowler to playing for England is truly incredible and helps put the club and the sport of bowls on the map. The great thing about bowls is it is a truly inclusive sport and anyone of any age or ability can play it.”

Cllr Robert Raphael, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, said: “It was great to meet Jack and hear more about his story. Unfortunately for me, my bowls skills were no match for Jack’s amazing talent!

“Jack is an inspirational young man and on behalf of everyone in Wychavon I wish him and the England team all the best for the upcoming tournament and we’ll be cheering him on as he competes for the gold medal.”