Scottish Disability Sport is delighted to announce a team of twenty seven bowlers, directors and coaches that will compete in the upcoming Home Nations International in Newport Wales from Friday 21 April to Sunday 23 April. The event is one of two Home Nation international fixtures in 2017, with preparations for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 starting to gather pace.
The best of Scotland’s para bowlers will compete against the leading players from England and Wales, to be crowned champions. In addition, the event serves as an opportunity for coaches and selectors to try differing combinations and analyse team and individual performances against top level opposition. Furthermore, it will allow the squad the opportunity for much needed team building, as several new players and coaches will be involved.
Commenting on the team selection, SDS Performance Manager Gary Fraser said:
“SDS are delighted to announce a strong team of players to represent Scotland at this Event and having been involved in the programme over the past 6 months, it will be great to see the players compete at this level. It is an exciting time within the sport as we head into a busy competition period.”
Performances at this event will go a long way in determining who will be selected for the Multi Nation Event and Training Camp in Broadbeach, Australia in May. This event has a major significance on our programme as it contributes to qualifying the nation for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
For a full list of players please see below.
|Player||Gary Clelland||B6||Linlithgow||West Lothian|
|Player||Mike Nicoll||B6||Jedburgh||Scottish Borders|
|Player||Garry Brown||B7||Kirkmuirhill||South Lanarkshire|
|Player||John Hughes||B7||Stewarton||East Ayrshire|
|Player||John Wardrope||B7||Ayr||South Ayrshire|
|Player||Brendan Handling||B7||Stranraer||Dumfries & Galloway|
|Player||Billy Edgar||B2||Saltcoats||North Ayrshire|
|Player||Irene Edgar||B2||Saltcoats||North Ayrshire|
|Director||Sarah Jane Ewing||Dunfermline||Fife|
|Director||David Thomas||Ardrossan||North Ayrshire|
|Head Coach||Bob Dick||Cupar||Fife|
|Coach||Chris McGready||Perth||Perth & Kinross|
|Coach||Nigel Walker||Dalgety Bay||Fife|