Sherriff steps away from Jackaroos

by Aidan Davis

Australian Jackaroo Aron Sherriff has announced that he will be taking an extended sabbatical from international competition, requesting a leave of absence.

Sherriff, 35, is stepping away from his place in the squad and ruled himself out of all immediate international opportunities, which includes next year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Widely regarded as one of the sport’s preeminent players, Sherriff, who debuted in 2007 as Australia’s 127th men’s representative, is accustomed to stepping back to move forward, having also taken a hiatus from the Jackaroos in 2008 before returning a year later.

Whilst withdrawing from international duties, Sherriff said he remained committed to competing on the domestic scene and at national events.

Bowls Australia and Sherriff’s teammates will support his request to step aside from High Performance commitments and look forward to the time that he’s able to re-join the Australian Jackaroos squad.