Midlands Championships 2014 @ Holland Sports Club
UK OUTDOOR TUG OF WAR CHAMPIONSHIPS
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)
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.
26.04.15 Lincoln TOWC - Harby
A Tribute to William Gilbert
Outdoor sessions - all welcome
Tuesday's & Thursday's 7.30 till 9pm
**Bring Trainers and training boots
and a change of clothes!! **
Holland 600k Team in action
Sun 6th July - NAT LEAGUE 5 -
Area 7 Championships - Memorial Ground,
Sandhurst, Berkshire GU47 9BJ
The Barton Beer Festival 2015
To all the generous sponsors of this years ales,
to Mrs Kerry and Wendy for selling hot food all day long,
to Mrs Murphy for "manning" the door and selling raffle tickets,
to Bill, Tony and Wozza who built the framework
for the casks in double quick time on thursday night,
to Py for the beer cooling equipment,
to our small army of volunteers who sold beer on the
Saturday afternoon and into the wee small hours
and the hardcore members who pulled the extra shift
on Sunday afternoon and cleared up afterwards,
The Holland tug of war team says a massive
for without your support, this club could not operate