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A fond farewell to Dan

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We know that our Potters Bowls Shop administrator and bowls star of the future, Daniel Seabourne, has helped so many of you to find your perfect bowl and given you lots of advice with your game.

Dan is leaving us in mid-April to relocate to Wales with his girlfriend, and we caught up with him to find out about his new adventures and what he is going to miss the most about his Potters experience…

Dan we are so sorry to hear that you are leaving us. What are your plans?

I am moving to Wales to be with my girlfriend. We have been together for two years and the journey to see each other was just getting too much, so I have decided to make the move to be with her.

What are you most going to miss about Potters?

It has been a wonderful couple of years and I am definitely going to miss not being on Resort when the World Indoor Bowls Championships are on. It is the best atmosphere and I know a lot of the players, so it is a wonderful 17 days, though very busy in the shop! I will miss all the stewards too and they have all given me their phone numbers so we can keep in touch. Of course, all our customers and Potters Resort guests that I have got to know over the years.

Have you learnt much from your time at Potters?

It has really helped my confidence as I am naturally quite shy, although I know that most people wouldn’t think it! Also Greg has been a bit of a mentor to me and has always been ready to give me advice, and Mark Royal has become a good friend too.

Are you going to carry on playing bowls?

Well I was 11 when I first started playing and I play for England too, so I really do love the game. I will look at bowls clubs when I get settled and may even end up playing for Wales!

We also asked Greg to tell us what he is going to miss about Dan. Greg said: “I would like to thank Dan for all his wonderful work and support over the past two and a half years. Having the bowls knowledge and also being such a friendly person, Dan has really been a wonderful addition to the team and I wish him all the best in his next adventure. I’m looking forward to seeing him on the rink again soon.”

Best of luck Dan in your adventures and keep in touch.