Cora looks forward to Sussex bowls top job

Cora White
Cora White

Cora White is relishing her presidential role for Sussex Women’s County Outdoors, after being unveiled for the position on Wednesday.

She becomes a record fourth woman to take on the position from Eastbourne Bowls Club.

The Outdoors season takes place between April and September, and Cora will be kept busy in her new role.

“There’s going to be a lot of travelling, we have two Under-25 girls to look out for over the next year.

“I’ll be going to Ballymena in Ireland for one competition, and then our singles champion will also be taking part in Glasgow so I’m going to be very busy,” she said.

However, this is part of the job that Cora is looking forward to.

“I absolutely love the travelling though. Meeting all the different people and making great friends all around the country.

“But when you step on the mat, it gets really competitive. It’s all friendly competition of course.”

She started playing bowls in 1989 at the Crouch Club in Seaford where she lives.

Later she joined up with friends at Eastbourne Bowls Club and soon started playing in both team and single competitions for the side.

She said, “It’s a nice place to play. It has a beautiful green and it’s very sociable and friendly. All you could really ask for as a bowls player.

“We just want to encourage more people to come. The sport is all about meeting new people and enjoying it, and that’s what we want to promote.”

Her husband, Ken, is also a keen bowls player at the club.

Cora has taken up vice-president roles at both junior and senior level.

In a busy couple of months for Cora, she’s also flying out to watch Great Britain take part in the World Championships in Adelaide in November.

“We’re flying out with the players and we’re there for three months. It’s a wonderful mix of people.

“I would love to be playing myself but unfortunately you have to be a bit better than me to get a call up.”