High Performance Squads Announced

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Bowls New Zealand is pleased to announce the Bowls New Zealand High Performance squad recently selected by the Bowls New Zealand Selection Panel (see squads below). It is a unique squad combining open and para athletes.

These squads will immediately start preparing for a spot in the NZ team for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games being held in July/August 2022. It will be an intensive training schedule for the next three months, mainly on croquet greens around the country, the slow speed of which best resemble the greens expected in Birmingham for the games.

The current squad size of 42 will be reduced to 26 for the Trans-Tasman Test series being held 16-18 November of this year, and again to 16 for the Commonwealth Games itself, the final selection for the games will take place in January 2022 for the Para team and February for the open team.

With a dedicated team of incredible coaches led by Campaign Lead Coach Mike Kernaghan to support the athletes and a strong campaign plan, New Zealand will be well represented on the international stage.

Open Para - B6-B8

Para - B1-B4

Men Women Male Female Male Female
1 Ali Forsyth 1 Katelyn Inch 1 Mark Noble 1 Lynda Bennett 1 Kerrin Wheeler -     B3 1 Sue Harris -               B2
2 Gary Lawson 2 Val Smith 2 Graham Skellern 2 Carolyn Crawford 2 Deane Robertson - B2 2 Sue Curran -              B3
3 Andrew Kelly 3 Tayla Bruce 3 Bruce Wakefield 3 Pam Walker 3 Gerald Brouwers -  B2
4 Chris Le Lievre 4 Selina Smith 4 Kevin Asplin 4 Joseph Kim -             B2
5 Seamus Curtin 5 Clare Hendra
6 Sheldon Bagrie-Howley 6 Debbie White
7 Ray Martin 7 Lisa Prideaux
8 Finbar McGuigan 8 Leeane Poulson
9 Dan Dickison 9 Bronwyn Stevens
10 Michael Galloway 10 Sarah Scott
11 Rory Soden 11 Nicole Toomey
12 Keanu Darby 12 Dale Rayner
13 Lance Pascoe 13 Ashleigh Jeffcoat
14 Tony Grantham 14 Kimberley Hemingway