Tony Allcock MBE (Doctor of Laws)

Wednesday 13 July, 11am

Tony Allcock is a British bowls player and is the current Chief Executive of Bowls England. He was born in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, and was introduced to bowls at the age of 10 by his parents. He was the world outdoor bowls champion in 1980, 1984 and 1988, world outdoor singles champion in 1992 and 1996, and World Indoor Singles Champion in 1986, 1987 and 2002. He was also seven times world indoor pairs champion with David Bryant (1986–87, 1989–92 and 1996), and world pairs champion with David Holt in 2003. He has won fourteen world titles in total. He also competed in the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada, where he won the silver medal in the men's singles event.  He was England Bowls Captain from 1998 and served as bowls performance coach for the England team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games,  where the team won five medals, the nation's biggest ever bowls trophy total. He has written several books on bowls, and released a series of instructional videos on the subject.   As a tribute to his accomplishments, a bronze statue of him has been erected in Thurmaston.  He is patron of Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE).  He was appointed MBE in the 1989 New Year’s Honours for services to bowls.

Press comment

“I am delighted to be recognised by my home town, especially in a year of such great sporting achievement for the foxes!”

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