State Academy


To support identified talented athletes to reach their potential through high performance pathways and programs delivered in Western Australia 


  1.  To instill a High Performance attitude in players who are relatively new to the sport and are committed to play at the highest level 
  2. To allow players who wish to improve, a surrounding free from negative attitudes 
  3. To show the Department of Sport and Recreation and Australian Selectors that Bowls WA is serious about winning National Championships and giving individual players the opportunity to push for National selection 
  4. To have a fluid coached squad in Western Australia 12 months of the year 
  5. To provide an opportunity for sponsors to support an active 12 month of the year squad

WA Bowls Academy Player Selection Panel 

The Bowls WA Academy Head Coach will be the primary selector with assistance from the State Selection Panel.

Selection to the WA Bowls Academy

Priority selection will be given to bowlers who have the potential to represent Western Australia within three years.

This will include but not limited to players coming out of Under 18 squads, Country Enhancement Weekends, State Novice Championships and Major events in Western Australia.

  •  A player’s ability to commit and desire to play at a high level shall be a major selection consideration 
  • A player would be able to spend a maximum of two years in the academy 
  • Squad numbers should not exceed 24, so that quality coaching and attention to the players needs is ensured 
  • Players to be reviewed and evaluated every six months by the Bowls WA Academy Coaches

Academy Coach: Linda Warburton

Current Members:

Chris Ace-WatsonBoulder
Connor BiddleOsborne Park
Luke BoltonCambridge
Lisa Brannan
Paul Davies Kardinya
Jack East Osborne Park
Lex HarrisBusselton
Cameron HarrisCambridge
Ben LeggettJoondalup
Bridget MichellNewdegate
Emma SmithYork
Sian Smith York
Kaitlin TyrrellOsborne Park
Mitchell WalkerMandurah
Matthew WhitelyBassendean