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Midlands Championships 2014 @ Holland Sports Club
Ladies 560k
1st & 2nd August, Belfast , Northern Ireland.
Mens 600k
UK Championships 600k 4+4 Winners
England B (represented by Holland TOWC)
Mens 640k
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 Area.
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 training facility.
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 1991."
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 cheque from Chasetown F.C. for the help we gave in running a competition for them earlier this summer.
The donation is being received by Bill Kerry our club chairman
Wednesday night is training night this winter.
Please bring a
clean pair of trainers for
some indoor style pulling!