Midlands Championships 2014 @ Holland Sports Club
UK OUTDOOR TUG OF WAR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
1st & 2nd August, Belfast , Northern Ireland.
UK Championships 600k 4+4 Winners
England B (represented by Holland TOWC)
UK Open Club Championships
600k 4+4 Winners - Holland TOWC
England B in action (represented by Holland TOWC)
26.04.15 Lincoln TOWC - Harby
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of William
(Bill) Gilbert after a long illness.
Our thoughts are with his wife Jean, and their daughter.
Here is a copy of an article about Bill published in last year's
Midland Championship Programme.
"Bill was one of an interesting breed of coaches who never
pulled but could get the best out of a set of men on a rope.
He first coached Norton Juxta ToWC who were well known in
The lads were ambitious and in 1970, as often occurs, they
joined with the Red Lion pullers in Barton to make a stronger
team. Bill was asked to coach this newly formed club. This
amalgamation meant the team was able to enter a wider
range of weights at competitions.
In 1974 the team changed its name to Holland Sports ToWC,
moved to it's present base at Holland Sports Club & affiliated
to the Tug of War Association. Bill converting a room above
his stables providing the team with warm and dry winter
Bill became a member of the Tug of War Association and
started to attend No2 Midland Area meetings, eventually
taking on the post of Treasurer until he relinquished it in
So every time you carry the Area scales give a thought to Bill
because he made the box.
A Tribute to William Gilbert
Holland 600k Team in action
Members of Holland
TOWC receiving a
Chasetown F.C. for
the help we gave in
competition for them
earlier this summer.
The donation is
being received by
Bill Kerry our club
Wednesday night is training night this winter.
Please bring a clean pair of trainers for
some indoor style pulling!