Vale: Trevor Roach AM

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Bowls Australia was saddened to hear of the recent passing of former President Trevor Roach AM.

Roach served as Vice President of Bowls Australia in 1999, before taking over the reins as President on October 12, 2000 – the same day that saw a decision passed from the Boards of Bowls Australia and the Australian Women’s Bowling Council to become a unified body – and continued in this position until the amalgamation in 2002.

During this time he was also a delegate to the World Bowls Board, and served as the President of Bowls Australia during the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

An avid member of Launceston Bowls Club, Roach was the first Tasmanian to be elected to the top position since the open nomination format of elected was introduction.

Roach also served as the President of Tasmanian Bowls Council in 1995-96, resumed this role with Bowls Tasmania from 2006 to 2008, and is one of seven life members of the association.

Roach was recognised for his service in Local Government for a period in excess of 40 years in 2011.

As a Councillor, Roach served the West Tamar municipal area for 41 years.

He was Warden for the Municipality of Beaconsfield from 1974 to 1990, and Mayor of the West Tamar Council from 1996 to 1998, and also served as Treasurer and Deputy Warden during this time.

Roach was Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania for two decades from 1981, was a recipient of Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship Award in 1988, and received the Order of Australia A.M. in June 1991 for services to the community.

Bowls Australia passes on its condolences to Trevor Roach’s family and friends.