Jackaroos family is phenomenal: Hayman

by Val Febbo

One of the most in-form Jackaroos, Dawn Hayman has labelled the support network of the national squad as amazing and a privilege to be a part of amidst the NSW lockdown.

Speaking on Bowls Australia’s ‘Without Bias’ program, Hayman said the Jackaroos team culture is envied by many, and the effort that the Hight Performance team put into caring for each other is second to none.

“Being a part of the Jackaroos family is a very special thing,” Hayman said.

“We’re constantly in contact with one another and we’ve been catching up with regular Zoom meetings to have a chat about where everyone is at and what we’ve been up to.

“It’s a good chance to see each other face-to-face as well, because we haven’t seen each other since the Australian Open and some of us even before that.

“It’s just a good time to see where everyone is at and ask questions so it’s been really good in that sense.”

Throughout her time away from the green, Hayman has been focussing on a plethora of activities and programs to ensure that when bowls returns, she is ready, in addition, picking up some new hobbies throughout her time at home.

“I’ve taken the time to get really into my physical fitness, as we’re in lockdown I’ve been taking the chance to get out and about and go for walks with my dog, my partner and sister,” she said.

“I’ve also been doing some work with weights and stuff that I have at home.

“I’ve just been trying to keep busy, I’ve done a few things around the house and built a veggie patch and flower garden so I’ve had a lot of time looking after that.”

Hear the full Without Bias chat with Mark Nitz and Dawn Hayman below.