Vale Bob Griffiths
Long-time RVBA councillor and well respected Upwey-Tecoma Bowls Club stalwart Bob Griffiths has died.
He was 88.
Mr Griffiths was a topline bowler for the club, winning the club singles championship three times and was a strong, productive pennant player for 500 games.
He was a tremendous draw bowler and a great mentor for many members in the area of tactics.
The Upwey-Tecoma club has paid tribute to Mr Griffiths’ contribution off the green.
He was president from 1972 to 1974, and had a 27-year stint as secretary from 1968 to 1995.
Mr Griffiths had been involved with the club for more than 50 consecutive years until last year, and spent a significant stint as an RVBA State Councillor representing Group 12.
For his distinguished service to the sport of lawn bowls, he was also awarded the Australian Sports Medal and the RVBA Medal of Merit.
Upwey-Tecoma’s synthetic green is named the R J Griffiths Green in recognition of his service to the club.
“Bob has not been in good health for a while now and the loss of his wife, Nona, earlier in the year was a huge blow to him,” the club says.
“We should give thanks for the dedication and commitment Bob and Nona gave to the Upwey-Tecoma Bowls Club.
“Our best wishes go out to Bob’s daughters and their families at this sad time.”