New NTC squads announced

by admin on April 15, 2014

Sixty-eight of the sports most talented players identified as possible future Australian bowls representatives have been selected in Bowls Australia’s five National Training Centre (NTC) squads announced by the sport’s governing body today. Established in October 2011, the NTC squads are overseen by National Coach Steve Glasson and five NTC Coaches who are charged with the responsibility of the identification of talent and the preparation, both on and off the green, of each state’s most promising players to achieve international representative honours throughout their careers while also preparing them as quality individuals and elite athletes are key components of their training programs. The Bowls Australia High Performance department comprises of 10 men and 10 women in an elite open Australia squad as well as an Australia A development squad of four men and four women. An Under 18 squad of 10 boys and 10 girls joins the 68 bowlers in the NTC squads rounding out the extensive list of 116 participants in the High Performance program at Bowls Australia. “There is a wealth of quality bowlers and outstanding people that we have assembled in our squads for the 2014/15 season and I can’t wait to work them all to continue to develop their games further,” Glasson said. “We are fortunate to have players in our system now that range from bowlers with over 400 games experience to teenagers who are entering the High Performance program for the first time so it’s exciting for everyone involved.” The Bowls Australia High Performance squads are; National Training Centre Squads : NSW/ACT Coach: Gary Willis Sarah Boddington Jono Davis Maddison Fennell Ben Glasson Chris Green Chris Herden Billy Johnson Alex Lee Matt Miles Simon Mitchell Jesse Noronha Natalie Noronha Samantha Noronha Ray Pearse Kelly Richards Lauren Shaw Aaron Teys Ben Twist Molly Wilton Andrew Howie (ACT) Damon Jeffrey (ACT) QLD Coach: Brett Wilkie Joel Andersen Kiani Andersen Emma Brown Kurt Brown Des Cann Eric Copeland Nic Gosley Natasha Jones Mitchell Mears Cassandra Millerick Jacob Nelson Connie-Leigh Rixon Pam Rowe Jesse Turnbull Robbie Wild Sophie Young VIC/TAS Coach: Mark Cowan Amelia Bruggy Jay Bye-Norris Jayden Christie Ben Cotter Elise Cowan Brett Foley Dane McKinnon Tayla Spence Kylie Whitehead Nathan Wilson Hollie Keen (TAS) Bradley Gibson (TAS) Mikayla Gibson (TAS) Lachlan Sims (TAS) Felicity Webster (TAS) SA/NT Coach: Faye Luke Breeanna Dickson Simon Dorr Mark Haines Cassandra Harvey Matthew Northcott Joshua Studham Lucas Baker (NT) Colleen Orr (NT) Denzil Owen (NT) WA Coach: Therese Hastings Clive Adams Rechelle Cole Lewis Grigg Laura Merz Daniel Nicholls Daniel Patterson Kelli Rogalski Australia Under 18 squads : Girls Elizabeth Allan (WA) Dawn Hayman (NSW) Jessica Hogan (ACT) Tamzin Jenke (SA) Tayla Morison (VIC) Taleah Putney (QLD) Natasha Russell (VIC) Ellen Ryan (NSW) April Wilson (QLD) Jamie-Lee Worsnop (NSW) Boys Trent Britton (ACT) Joshua Corless (VIC) David Downey (WA) Luke Jones (NSW) Braiden Leese (QLD) Nathan Lynch (VIC) Troy Mansbridge (VIC) Michael Sims (TAS) Dylan Skinner (NSW) Corey Wedlock (NSW) Australia A squad: Women Kristina Krstic (WA) Renee McPharlin (SA) Bolivia Millerick (QLD) Chloe Stewart (VIC) Men Matthew Ayres (WA) Sean Ingham (QLD) Scott Thulborn (SA) Aaron Wilson (VIC) Australia senior squad: Women Lynsey Clarke (QLD) Kelsey Cottrell (NSW) Anne Johns (NSW) Karen Murphy (NSW Carla Odgers (VIC) Natasha Scott (NSW) Samantha Shannahan (VIC) Kristy Thatcher (QLD) Claire Turley (NSW) Rebecca Van Asch (TAS) Men Matthew Baus (NSW) Mark Casey (QLD) Dylan Fisher (VIC) Matthew Flapper (VIC) Barrie Lester (VIC) Matthew Pietersen (NSW) Nathan Rice (QLD) Wayne Ruediger (SA) Aron Sherriff (NSW) Brett Wilkie (QLD)