Welcome back to our “In the Spotlight” series. This month, we’re interviewing Edward Morris, Office Manager at Essex County. Great to have you, Edward!
I’ve been Office Manager for six years.
I joined Essex County back in 2000. I was 12!
I’ve built myself a great group of friends, both at my club and all across the country.
I’m lucky enough to have quite a few! I hold eight outdoor National titles, the pinnacle being the National Singles in 2019. I’m a very competitive people by nature, so it’s extremely fulfilling to be able to compete at that level.
It was actually my best friend at school that wanted to give bowls a go, following a visit to an assembly from the Club Cadet Master. I semi-reluctantly went along with him – he lasted just one year, whereas I lasted 22 and counting!
I don’t know exactly what it was about the game that kept me interested, but in the early years I played more pool at the club than bowls. I just really enjoyed spending time at the club in general, and being with the other juniors. I only started taking bowls seriously in about 2006.
Perhaps somewhat foolishly (and to my financial detriment!), I always made sure I had a job that fitted around playing a lot bowls. Before working at the club, my longest job was working in an employment agency.
Eminem. I’d make him Jamaican chicken curry with sweet potato.
I love playing poker, and I’d love to go out to the World Series in Las Vegas one day. NFL is my favourite sport and I watch the Superbowl every year.
That’s a tough one, but probably somewhere like Mauritius, Fiji, or Sri Lanka.
I could if I absolutely had to, but I wouldn’t want to live without my PS4!
I used to keep all sorts of pets – fish, snakes, lizards, chameleons, you name it! I don’t have any pets currently however, two semi-feral children is plenty!
I’m not sure I have one. For some reason though, I’m very good at playing bowls with a devastating hangover…
When I was younger, I played chess for the England Junior side. Although, having not played much for years, I’m pretty certain 12-year-old me would beat me currently!
If I won an obscene amount I think I’d give a lot of it away. I’d buy a new house, couple of dream cars, holidays – the usual! – and would also take a load of mates out to Vegas and play a full slate of poker tournaments at the World Series. I’d also attend the Superbowl.
Plenty of lovely thick gravy.
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