Bruce Wakefield

Bruce Wakefield competes in the B6/7/8 Para Triples Team alongside Barry Wynks and Mark Noble.

In 2016 he won the New Zealand Disabled Championship Singles Title and in 2017 he claimed the New Zealand Open Triples & Pairs titles. In 2017 Bruce represented New Zealand in the Trans Tasman series in November.

Bruce’s hometown is Timaru but he’s currently living in Christchurch where he’s coached by Graeme Rees.

At what age did you start playing Bowls: 23

Why did you take an interest in Bowls? My friends played bowls so I joined in. 

Most memorable match? Against 2008 Mens Blackjack 4`s team at the Nationals

Greatest influence in Bowls: Patrick Bonham

Toughest opponent? My Brother, Grant Wakefield

Aspiration in Bowls? To enjoy playing for as long as I can at any level.

Advice for new players? Concentrate on drawing first, then try more shots. Never be afraid to ask for help or coaching tips.


  • Disabled Singles 2016
  • Disabled Triples 2014
Paul Girdler

Date of Birth: 7th November 1960

Bowl Type: Henselite Dreamline XG

Current Clubs: Burnside Bowling Club