A true star Women’s Over 60’s player of the year

by Aaron Delaporte

Bowls WA Awards Night – Women’s Over 60’s Bowler of the Year

Mosman Park’s Kerry Andersen the Women’s Over 60’s Award for best bowler of the year receiving the Norma Samuel Trophy for a third time in another very successful season for the former President of Bowls WA. Bowls WA CEO Ken Pride presented the award to his ex-boss on behalf of Norma who was unfortunately unable to attend but he did pass on her apologies noting that Norma loved attending the Bowls WA Awards Night and only poor health had prevented her being at Royal Perth Golf Club for the prestigious evening.

A summary of all Bowls WA Award winners can be found via this link

Like her male counterpart Bruce Eagles Kerry was extremely active in the later stages of major events for the 2021/22 season. Her accolades include Winner of the Women’s Over 60’s Pairs, Runner up in the Women’s Over 60’s Singles and Women’s Over 60’s Triples, Winner of the Women’s State Triples and Semi-finalist in the Women’s State Singles and Women’s State Pairs.

Bowls WA CEO Ken Pride with Kerry Andersen

Kerry was quick to recognise her teammates and good friends in particular Linda Warburton and Lee Poletti who very much contributed to her success in the team events during the year. Master of Ceremonies Clive Adams noted that Kerry has pretty much done it all in bowls both on and off the green as since retiring as Bowls WA President she had moved into a role as Head of High Performance with Bowls WA and posed the question of what was next. Kerry responded by saying that “God willing I hope I will be here for a bit longer, I just enjoy my bowls and I will do whatever I can to help the game in WA.” A statement which surely epitomises her attitude to playing and volunteering with our sport.

Kerry also acknowledged her club Mosman Park where she has many friends, noting the terrific club camaraderie and community spirit that exists, of which she is very grateful to be apart of.

A true star of our sport we once again congratulate Kerry Andersen as the Women’s Over 60’s Bowler of the Year