HP Selection Panel confirmed

Bowls New Zealand announced today the appointment of three Selectors to the National Selection Panel, tasked with assisting Convenor of Selectors and Head Coach Mike Kernaghan in forming national representative teams for the period spanning July 1, 2024, to December 31, 2025.

Returning to the panel is the esteemed Sharon Sims, MNZM, renowned in the bowls community as a multiple World Championships and Commonwealth Games gold medallist. Sims, also Bowls New Zealand's Patron, brings a wealth of experience, having been integral to the High Performance programme for the 10+ years. Her continued role as Selector is met with enthusiasm.

Joining Sims are Lance Tasker and Trish Croot, both seasoned veterans in elite-level bowls.

Tasker boasts over 40 years of involvement in the sport, including representing New Zealand in the Over 60’s team in 2019. With a distinguished record as a New Zealand Gold Star holder, Tasker's expertise positions him well for the responsibilities of a Selector, an opportunity he eagerly anticipates.

Croot, though new to the National Selection Panel, brings considerable knowledge of the sport as a Qualified Coach and Umpire. Her successful tenure as a North Harbour Selector and her own achievements as a skilled bowler add a unique perspective to the panel. Croot intends to leverage her business acumen to ensure the Selectors make informed decisions in selecting the finest players to represent New Zealand.

Selection Panel

  • Mike Kernaghan – Convenor and Head Coach
  • Trish Croot
  • Lance Tasker
  • Sharon Sims MNZM