11 Mar 2015
It is with deep sadness that we announce that Auckland Bowls Life Member Colin Brown has passed away. Our thoughts are with his wife Val, children and extended family and friends.
Colin was involved in the sport of bowls for over 45 years. During that time he made a significant contribution to the sport at local, regional, national and international level. It is testament to the skill and dedication of Colin that he was made a Life Member of most of the bowls organisations he had has an association with.
Colin first joined the Mt Wellington Bowling Club in 1969 and just two years later was heavily involved in the running of the club. First on the Match Committee and then the overall Club Executive. Colin became President of the Mt Wellington Bowling Club in 1978 and 1979 and was later made a Life Member.
Colin then moved to the Papatoetoe RSA Bowling Club (now St George
Bowls) where he was the leading figure for close on a decade. Colin was made a Life Member of St George Bowls in 2014.
Colin was one of the founding members of the Kittyhawks Bowling Club, a club that is dedicated to charities and fellow bowlers. He was an executive member for many years and has had at least two stints at President. Throughout this time Colin contributed his time and energy to ensure that funds have been raised most notably for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.
At Auckland Bowls level Colin was an Executive Member for 15 years and a Councillor to the NZ Bowling Association for 10 years. He has also been a representative selector over a number of years. Colin was President of Auckland Bowls in 1989/90 and was made a Life Member in 2006.
In 1988 World Bowls was held in Auckland and Colin was an Executive Member of the Organising Committee and Convenor of the Operations Committee.
At Bowls NZ level Colin has held a number of positions most notably as President in 1994/95 and as the NZ delegate to World Bowls from 1994 – 1996.
In recent years Colin has been a trustee of the Auckland Bowls Trust (renamed Blue Waters Community Trust) and was Chairman for a number of years before retiring.
A service for Colin will be held on March 16 at 1.30pm in Manukau City Baptist Church, 9 Lambie Drive, Manukau. - See more at: NZ Herald Obituaries