Faith kept in BCiB Australian Jackaroos for World Bowls Championships

by Bowls Australia

Bowls Australia (BA) selectors have advised that the 10-strong contingent originally entrusted to represent Australia at the World Bowls Championships have been further endorsed for the postponed event in 2021, subject to their compliance with a strict internal performance criteria.

Along with a host of national and international events, the World Bowls Championships fell victim to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the event postponed twice after being originally scheduled for May-June this year.

The event will now officially take place from September 7-19 in 2021 on the Gold Coast, Queensland, with the deadline for final team submissions from competing countries falling on May 31, 2021.

Steve Glasson, National Coach, said the nominated criteria would ensure Australia’s best possible chance for success following an interrupted preparation for the event.

“As a National Selection Panel, we are confident that the process we have committed to outlines the required expectations for players to retain their selection,” he said.

“Outside of this, we will continue to provide all squad members with the necessary support to ensure sustained and ongoing success.”

Furthermore, BA selectors have also confirmed that as a result of the disruption to the sport at a competitive level, player contracts for the BCiB Jackaroos (Australian Jackaroos, Emerging Jackaroos and Para-Sport Jackaroos) will be extended to January 4, 2021, after they were set to expire at the end of this month (September).

World Bowls Championships
September 7 – 19, 2021
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Broadbeach, Helensvale & Musgrave Hill

BCiB Australian Jackaroos

Women:

Kelsey Cottrell (30, St Johns Park, NSW)
Lynsey Clarke (36, Club Helensvale, QLD)
Ellen Ryan (23, Cabramatta, NSW)
Natasha Van Eldik (29, Raymond Terrace, NSW)
Rebecca Van Asch (32, Invermay, TAS)

Singles: Kelsey Cottrell
Pairs: Lynsey Clarke, Kelsey Cottrell
Triples: Ellen Ryan, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch
Fours: Ellen Ryan, Lynsey Clarke, Rebecca Van Asch, Natasha Scott

Men:

Aaron Wilson (28, Cabramatta, NSW)
Corey Wedlock (24, Warilla, NSW)
Barrie Lester (38, Burleigh Heads, QLD)
Aaron Teys (26, Warilla, NSW)
Aron Sherriff (34, Club Helensvale, QLD)

Singles: Aaron Wilson
Pairs: Corey Wedlock, Aaron Wilson
Triples: Barrie Lester, Aaron Teys, Aron Sherriff
Fours: Barrie Lester, Aaron Teys, Corey Wedlock, Aron Sherriff

* ages at time of publishing – Friday, September 4, 2020