Hayden Vogler – North Toowoomba
Hayden sees being selected for the team as a chance to play with and against other top bowlers. He started playing bowls in 2009.
Hayden was initially attracted to bowls because of the skill and strategy involved and plays for about five hours every week.
While Hayden’s most memorable moment was winning a gold medal at the U18 Nationals, he has other achievements under his belt.
He represented Australia in the development “Across the Ditch” challenge in Auckland in 2013 and represented Queensland in 2013 in the U18 Test Series against NSW. He has had multiple State wins with the U18s and in the Junior State Championships. Hayden also represents the Downs district.
Hayden’s goals are to represent Queensland again and also to be selected to play for Australia.
When asked who he looks up to as his hero in bowls, Hayden said that he admired Aaron Wilson. “Also Jason Grundon, who is my mentor,” he said.
He would like to encourage new bowlers to give it a go and to simply enjoy the game.