Alex Marshall joins AeroBowls’ ranks
Alex Marshall MBE, the man widely regarded as the greatest player in the modern game, is the most recent covert to Bowls Australia’s preferred bowls supplier, AeroBowls.
Marshall, who displayed unbelievable skill at last November’s second Australian Premier League at Club Pine Rivers; where he guided expansion team Murray Steamers to their inaugural title, has inked a new long-term deal with Aero following his recent journey to Australia.
After discussions with AeroBowls Chief Executive Officer Walter Jacobs and AeroBowls UK CEO Ellen Falkner, the four time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 19 times world champion has been appointed to the role of Sales Manager, where he will cover the regions of Northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland, commencing on January 28.
Marshall will play a key role in product development for the company, which boasts the claim of being the world’s most accurately made bowls, to assist with the growth and popularity of the AeroBowls brand in the Northern Hemisphere, which has sold and distributed more than 22,000 sets.
“I am delighted to be joining Team Aero,” Marshall said.
“AeroBowls are a new, innovative brand, who are already making their mark in the bowls world and I am very much looking forward to a bright future with them.”
Falkner was equally as enthusiastic about Marshall signing a role with her company.
“Our mission at AeroBowls is to manufacture the most accurately made bowls in the world and to revolutionise our sport,” Falkner said.
“To have a player of Alex’s calibre, profile and stature join our team, reinforces our commitment to achieve our mission.
“We are very excited about the difference Alex will make to the company.”
Marshall joins a star-studded contingent of AeroBowls players, which includes Australia’s triple International Bowler of the Year Aron Sherriff, former world number two Brett Wilkie, Commonwealht Games singles gold medallist Kelvin Kerkow OAM, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Julie Keegan, and Australian Jackaroo Barrie Lester.
Australians will be provided unprecedented access to the world champion in his new role, with Marshall competing in state pennant for Warilla from March to June, during which he will work out of the Aero Bowls head office in Rosebery in Sydney and do feature and demonstration days at clubs throughout Australia.
Clubs interested in hosting an Alex Marshall demonstration day should contact Walter Jacobs on firstname.lastname@example.org .