Alan Thorp, NZ Parajack Pam Walker, Sheila Corcoran and Bruce Walker (Pam’s husband with his Technical Classifier for NZ). Pam is representing New Zealand at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and is also the head of Para Bowls New Zealand.

National Medical Classifier Certificate for BQ’s Thorpy

by bqmedia

Alan Thorp was presented with his National Medical Classifier certificate by IBD Head Classifier, Sheila Corcoran, at the recent Australian Open.

Alan attended training with Sheila in Adelaide during May. Alan has been a technical classifier for the IBD (International Bowlers with a Disability) and is now qualified to do the medical component as well.

Alan assisted Sheila at the Australian Open where they classified many new disability bowlers.
The classification team consisted of Alan Thorp, Bruce Walker from New Zealand and Sheila Corcoaran. On June 18, at the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club, 14 bowlers were classified prior to them competing in the Australian Open. Players in attendance came from all over Australia, Thailand and one player from India.

Congratulations Thorpy and thank you for all of your hard work!

IBD Head Classifier Sheila Corcoran presents Alan Thorp with his National Medical Classifier certificate

Alan Thorp (left) and Sheila Corcoran (second from left) with Bruce Walker (second from right) and members of Thailand’s Bowlers with a Disability team
L-R: Richard Gale, Uptal Basumatari from India & Alan Thorp