Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) is the recognised governing body for para bowls in Scotland and is preparing for the 8 Nations & Para Sport Event at Broadbeach Bowls Club in Australia from the 3 – 7 June 2017. This event is essential in the qualification process for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
A team of ten players and four directors have been selected to represent Scotland in the Mixed Pair B2/B3 and Open Triple B6/B7/B8 events and these players will be supported by four coaches. Scotland will have two teams competing across both disciplines. The players will be tested further at the subsequent training camp that has been arranged at Musgrave Hill Bowls Club, which is also on the Gold Coast.
Commenting on the event, SDS Performance Manager Gary Fraser said:
“SDS are delighted to announce a strong field of players to compete at the Gold Coast Para-Sport Lawn Bowls Competition. Selection decisions were extremely difficult but we feel the group has a good blend of youth, experience and a strong sense of team unity, which is vital for the pairs and triples disciplines. We look forward to the event with great enthusiasm and are confident that the players can put in the performances required. They have worked extremely hard over the past two months, competing in various competitions, to reach this stage.”
Scottish Disability Sport will travel to Gold Coast with Bowls Scotland’s High Performance Squad, which will provide a great opportunity for the full squad to blend ahead of the Commonwealth Games in April next year.
Open Triples B6/B7/B8
|Mike Nicoll||B6||Jedburgh||Scottish Borders|
|Garry Brown||B7||Kirkmuirhill||South Lanarkshire|
|John Wardrope||B7||Ayr||South Ayrshire|
Mixed Pair B2/B3
|Billy Edgar||B3||Saltcoats||North Ayrshire|
|Irene Edgar||B2||Saltcoats||North Ayrshire|
|David Thomas||Ardrossan||North Ayrshire|
|Bob Dick (Head Coach)||Cupar||Fife|
|Chris McGready||Perth||Perth & Kinross|
|Nigel Walker||Dalgety Bay||Fife|