Jill Callaway – The Albert
“It is an honour to be selected and an experience I may never get again,” Jill said.
Jill started playing bowls in 1975 at The Albert Bowls Club, Gympie after her parents were bowlers at the club.
“They didn’t want to listen about my hockey game, so I joined them at bowls,” she said. “I play two to three days a week.”
Her most memorable bowls moments were winning this year’s Queensland Over 60s ladies pairs with her mate Robyn McAnally and also making it through to the State Champion of Champion singles in Mackay.
“My goal is to win the State Champion of Champions singles; I’m very hopeful!”
“My bowls hero is my mother and I also had a mentor back in the 1970s at The Albert, Lil Brennan.”
Her one wish for bowls in Australia is for every bowls club to have carpet greens with permanent shades.
Jill would like to encourage people to give bowls a try. “I started bowling at age 24 and I reckon I have reached my peak at the tender age of 70, so don’t give up.”
“If you are ever in Gympie, call in and have a game at The Albert!”