WA celebrates Krstic’s Commonwealth Games selection

by Aaron Delaporte

The WA Bowls Community has been celebrating last Friday’s announcement of Kristina Krstic from the Manning Memorial Bowling Club as a Commonwealth Games selection to represent the Australian Jackaroos in Birmingham, UK July 28 – August 8, 2022. Kristina’s selection is the first by a WA lawn bowler since the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, UK where Roma Dunn and Lee Poletti played Pairs and

Read the official Jackaroos Commonwealth Games Team Announcement

At the Bowls WA Awards Night Master of Ceremonies Clive Adams repeated the terrific news to a packed room which was met with tremendous applause from everyone in attendance. It also explained Kristina’s absence from the event which she has regularly attended in the past, where she had received three Female Bowler of the Year Awards. Kristina was of course at the official Jackaroos announcement on the Gold Coast and the very next day participating in the Trans-Tasman trophy on specially prepared greens at Tambourine Mountain Bowling Club in Queensland. At the event Krstina notched up 100 games for Australia and was undefeated in the Pairs with her close friend Ellen Ryan. Kristina also played second in the Australian Fours team. Australia had great success in this event defeating New Zealand in what was some great preparation for Birmingham.

Read the Jackaroos Trans Tasman Series Results

Kristina will now play in the Australian Open along with a large number of other West Australians as they take on all comers from around the country and overseas in the biggest bowls competition in the nation.

Read the Australian Open Preview

On her return to Western Australia her home club Manning Memorial have organized a special event to celebrate her Commonwealth Games selection on July 2nd 6pm to 10pm. They are inviting all members of the Bowls Community along to celebrate and wish her well before she heads off for further preparations for the games.

If you wish to attend please ensure you contact the Manning club via the details provided on the flyer below.

Bowls WA will continue to follow Kristina’s Commonwealth Games journey by providing news and updates via the website and Facebook Page.