Team expanded for QLD vs. NSW U18 Test Series

by jgrey

The 16-member Queensland U18 squad, comprising eight boys and eight girls, recently completed a two-day intensive training camp at Broadbeach BC as part of their preparation for the test series against NSW in August and the U18 National Championships later in the year. In exciting news, Bowls QLD and Bowls NSW have agreed to expand their annual Under 18 QLD vs NSW Test Series from five girls and five boys to eight players of each gender.

This series will be held in Queensland on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August, with a venue yet to be announced. Five tests will be played over the two days in singles, pairs, triples and fours disciplines. 

Ten players will make their debut for QLD. 

“Every player in the Queensland U18 squad will now get the opportunity to play in the NSW test series, giving the selectors a much better opportunity to assess player performance prior to selecting five girls and five boys for the National Championships,” Chrissy Pavlov said.

“Targeted training camps and exposure of more junior players to interstate competition will greatly assist the development of junior players in our state.”

QLD U18 Girls Team

Caysee Wilson, Kawana

Hannah Ogden, Burnett

Olivia Rothwell, Enoggera

Debutantes

Ashlee Knight, Mackay City  

Chloe Runge, Glasshouse Country

Dekota Brindle, Darra-Cementco

Sophie Kiepe, Helensvale

Stella Palmer, Roma

QLD U18 Boys Team

Jake Rynne, North Toowoomba

Kane Nelson, Belmont Services

Ty Jesberg, Longreach

Debutants

Cody Bernard, The Albert

Harrison Kemp, Gayndah

Jackson Kemp, Gayndah  

Sam Collier, Tweed Heads

Wyatt Martin, Gayndah