WA State Teams Announced
The State Selection Panel have recently met for the final time to chose the Men’s and Women’s Open State Teams, Over 60’s State Teams and the Under 18’s State Team
Due to the Covid interruptions, it has been over two years since state teams have been away which left the new selection panel with a lot of form to keep an eye on.
A number of debutants have been selected in all the teams with the Men’s Open team having five players wearing the Black and Gold for the first time. Blake Nairn makes his first appearance in the skip position, along with Glenn Pauling playing as a third, Warren Holt and Dale Marsland as two’s and Cameron Harris taking on a lead position.
The Women’s Open team has seen four players added to make their debuts. Donna Blackwell makes her first Side Series in the thirds position along with Chris Ace-Watson also as a third. Shaan Saunders will step into a two’s spot and Kaitlin Tyrrell makes her debut as a lead.
The Over 60’s Men has seen a number of players come of age in recent times while some have been added through the strength of results. Kevin Pickering, Neville Stevens and Alan Heal all come in as thirds, while Bruce Eagles and Neale Griffin debut as seconds. Jerome Clayton and Greg Taylor will step into the side as leads.
The Women’s Over 60’s only made a couple of player changes as they look to take the title they have been so close to in the past. Irene Leahy will play three and Pam Chalmers gets her opportunity as a lead.
The Under 18’s team changes quite often as players age out and this side is no exception. With a full compliment of boys but only one girl, we will look to complete the girls team with the help of Bowls Australia and other states