NEW NATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR LAWN BOWLS
I am pleased to advise that the President of the F.E.B. Sr. Jose Luis Boto has appointed JOHN MULDOON as National Director for Lawn Bowls with effect from the 6th. April 2010.
JOHN MULDOON - PROFILE
In 1980 at the age of 26, John commenced bowling at Clarkston (Airdrie) outdoor bowls club
in Lanarkshire, Scotland, where he represented Lanarkshire County at under 35 level. A year
later he joined the prestigious Coatbridge Indoor bowls Club, where he represented his club in
the Scottish under 35 league.
In 1987John,s work took him to England, where firstly he arrived in Northamptonshire, where
he became a member of both The Raunds Conservative outdoor bowls club and
Wellingborough Indoor bowls club, John gained many honours there including club singles
In 1989 again John’s work had him on the move this time to Long Sutton in Lincolnshire,
bowling was always important to him and he played at outdoor with the local Long Sutton
club and the more successful Royal Mail Cart Club in Spalding. At Indoor bowling, which
was always John’s favourite he was a member of Long Sutton Indoor Bowls club for 15 years,
where he won many honours, was chairman of the club for 6 years, and represented
Lincolnshire County and competed in Liberty Trophy, Midland Counties and Eastern
Counties, as well as many County and National competitions with his club.
In 2004, just short of his 50th birthday John took the opportunity of early retirement and
moved with his wife Eleanor to the Costa Blanca in Spain, where he promised her that
bowling was in the past, so within two months he joined Quesada bowls club. In 2005 John
successfully completed trials and became a member of the Spanish International squad, where
he has represented his adopted country on many occasions and has travelled to Hong Kong,
China and Portugal various times.
In the early part of this year 2010, John resigned from the International scene, and after 30
years in the world of bowls, many at the top level, he now feels he wishes to put something
back to a sport that has been very good to him. He therefore applied and was successful in
being appointed the National Director of Bowls in Spain. John wishes to continue the good
work of his predecessors and further the sport of bowls in Spain, and with the help of all clubs and bowlers alike, he feels we can all be successful in this quest.