23 Apr 2014

Bowls team named for Com. Games

11:49 am on 23 April 2014

A team of 15 bowlers has been named to represent New Zealand at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Games veterans Val Smith and Ali Forsyth will anchor the team but will be joined by young players including 19 year-old Selina Goddard and 22 year-olds Amy McIlroy and Mandy Boyd.

The team includes five bowlers competing in the para-sport events as well as ten competing in the able-bodied disciplines.

The new face in the men's side is Blake Signal of Wellington

Of the five para-sport bowlers, only triples player Barry Wynks has previously competed at a Commonwealth Games.

Men's Team

Singles - Shannon McIlroy

Pairs - Richard Girvan and Blake Signal

Triples - Ali Forsyth, Shannon McIlroy, and Tony Grantham

Fours - Ali Forsyth, Richard Girvan, Blake Signal, Tony Grantham

Women's Team

Singles - Jo Edwards

Pairs - Jo Edwards and Val Smith

Triples - Mandy Boyd, Amy McIlroy, and Selina Goddard

Fours - Mandy Boyd, Val Smith, Amy McIlroy* and Selina Goddard

Para-Sport Team

Partially Sighted Pairs - David Stallard, Peter Blick (director)

- Sue Curran, Christine Foster (director)

Disabled Triples - Lynda Bennett, Barry Wynks and Mark Noble