Queensland Under 18 Team Announced

by Bowls QLD

Sixteen Under 18 players have been selected to represent Queensland in July. The annual Junior Test Series between QLD and NSW will be contested as a tri-series this year, with Victoria set to compete in the event.

The Under 18 Tri-Series will take place at the Cabramatta Bowls Club, NSW from 3-5 July 2023. Eight girls and eight boys from each State will compete in the multi-discipline event which will be live streamed by Bowls NSW.

Lacey Gerick, Lilly Vardy, Trent Brehmer, Riley Gerick, Hayden Leslie and Travis Pearce will make their debut for the Queensland Under 18 Team.

Bowls Queensland Selection Co-ordinator Christina Pavlov was full of praise for those selected, “Congratulations to the 16 players selected. Again it is exciting to see the depth of talent in our state and the commitment many districts, clubs and coaches have put into developing junior bowls in QLD. The inclusion of Victoria this year, who along with NSW will provide strong competition for QLD”, she added.

Following the Tri-Series, five girls and five boys will be selected to represent QLD in the Australian U18 Championships to be held in Perth on 6 & 7 October 2023.

Congratulations to the following selected players:

Sophie Allan (Club Helensvale)
Holly Anderson (Cunnamulla)
Dekota Brindle (Hamilton)
Lacey Gerick (Club Kawana)
Stella Palmer (Roma)
Keira Powell (Broadbeach)
Corinne Stallan (Cooktown)
Lilly Vardy (Club Tweed)

Todd Brain (Algester)
Trent Brehmer (Algester)
Jack Chirgwin (Glasshouse)
Sam Collier (Broadbeach)
Riley Gerick (Belmont Services)
Hayden Leslie (Enoggera)
Wyatt Martin (Gayndah)
Travis Pearce (Kenilworth)