Inaugural Qld High Performance Academy Squad Announced
Following the January announcement introducing the new Queensland High Performance Academy Program, encompassing athletes aged between 15 to 30, sixteen of Queensland’s ‘Next Generation of Champions’ have been identified to join forces as part of the inaugural squad for 2023.
The squad members have been recognised for inclusion into the development program based on their strong performances and results at State based events, as well as exhibiting strong personal qualities and a keen ambition to strive for success at the highest level.
All athletes will work closely with Academy Manager and Queensland Pathways Coach Lynsey Clarke and Bowls Queensland Coaching Committee Coordinator Alan Thorp, who will provide a structured training environment, educational learning opportunities, mentorship, support, encouragement and guidance.
Clarke is really excited about what the platform can provide for the many aspiring young bowlers coming through the ranks across Queensland.
“We have such a talented pool of young super stars spread throughout our fantastic State, the hardest part of the job has been to narrow down our squad list for the first year!
“We are delighted with our first intake of squad members for 2023 and look forward to working closely with them to further develop, grow, and increase their skill sets and personal qualities both on and off the bowls green.
“Ultimately we (and the Program) are all about helping assist our Squaddies to achieve their dreams and fulfil their whole person potential.”
We congratulate the incoming Queensland High Performance Academy Squad for 2023:
Amy Evans – Hamilton
Ashlee Knight – Mackay City
Jacinta Weier – Hamilton
Julia Brownie – West Toowoomba
Lexie Foot – Northern Beaches Mackay
Madi Styles – South Townsville
Olivia Rothwell – Enoggera
Stella Palmer – Roma
Dale McWhinney Shillington – Burleigh Heads
Hayden Oster – Kandanga
John Hammond – Roma
Justin Cribben – Jubilee
Mitch Mears – Broadbeach
Nic Gosley – Pialba
Riley Gerick – Belmont Services
Ty Jesberg – Club Tweed