Mick Collins Obituary, Death – Yesterday was a sad day for the community of the Marden Bowls Club as we learned of the passing of President Mick Collins, who was among the most significant assets of our club. In spite of the fact that he has been dealing with a serious disease for the past five years, he has been able to continue playing for the Marden Bowls Club and lending his support to the organization, in addition to taking part in a variety of other events. Recently, he has been a significant contributor to the creation of a book as well as the organization of the festivities that will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Marden Bowls Club in the year 2021.
Mick has been a member of the Marden Bowls Club for the past 36 years. During that time, he has held numerous positions of leadership within the club, including Secretary for 8 years, Chairman for 11 years, Captain for 7 years, and most recently President. In that time frame, he has also been awarded county badges for both outdoor and indoor competitions and has held the position of President for both the Kent Indoor and Outdoor Associations. In addition to that, he has participated in the activities organized by both the Kent Indoor and Outdoor Associations.
Mick was a vital cog in the wheel that maintained the green’s high level of organization and maintenance over the course of many years, and he was an integral part of that wheel.
The club’s playing field has garnered consistent praise from players across the county, regardless of their level of experience, as being one of the top playing fields in the area. During his time at Mote Park, Mick was the President of the Mote Park Indoor Bowls Club and was also active in the organization of the outdoor local leagues. Mick was also a member of the Mote Park Indoor Bowls Club. You will regularly read or hear that a certain person will be missed much, but there is little doubt that the bowling community will miss Mick. He was the kind of person who would always step up to help others and offer words of encouragement to those who were in his immediate vicinity. Our prayers are with Carol, Ken, Peter, and the rest of their family during this difficult time.