Well Done Les Smith!
27 Nov 2017
Congratulations to Les Smith (Mangere Bowling Club) on winning the Southern Trust Referee/Official of the Year at the 2017 Counties Manukau Sporting Excellence Awards.
The awards function was held on Sunday at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.
Les has attained the pinnacle of achievements spread over all areas of
umpiring in the sport of bowls. Les has umpired and convened a number of
Auckland Centre events as well as a number of
National events. Les was involved with the World Masters Games, the
Australian PBL, Tamaki Makaurau Bowls Committee member and Tournament
Director/Chief Umpire of the Aotearoa Maori National Bowls Tournament. He was one of nine NZ and one of 33 International umpires to be selected to
work at the 2016 World Championships in Christchurch attaining his Level
4 ITO classification.
Earlier this year Les won the Auckland Bowls Official of the Year.
Well deserved Les!