Meet the Players – Part 1

by Bowls ACT on September 5, 2023

In the lead-up to The Nationals Bowls ACT will be taking a look at our representative players, with thanks to representative partners Westcoast Bowls

Team Sargeant – Open Mens

This is a high quality team with a great mix of youth and experience, as well as some great mates!

Lead Richard Lawson is one of the ACT’s premier singles players with the up-front draw game vital to success at nationals, ‘Henry’ is a very steady player who will keep the boys focused.

Debutant Chris Barrett-Eyles will be playing second and brings plenty of ability as a regular skip for Canberra Bowling Club as well as a great sense of humour, with his player bio listing his claim to fame as “Being taller than Jimmy Reynolds”.

Big ‘Wal’, Adam Wallace makes his representative debut for the ACT as a third and will look to continue his winning combination with skipper Sarge, the boys recently claiming first prize at Forbes and will combine at the Dubbo International Fours in September.

Skip Matt Sargeant has done almost everything in the sport and will be looking forward to leading this team around in Perth. Blessed with weight control mere mortals would dream of ‘Sarge’ will be looking to upset the bigger states and show the ACT are the real deal in 2023!

Team Clout – Over 60s Women

The powers of four clubs combine to form an exciting new team for 2023!

Lead Gina Dowley has only being playing the sport a short time, but has already built an impressive resume with outstanding performances in tournaments as well as club and ACT championships the Canberra North representative will be out to give her best for the ACT.

Crookwell’s Janette Dunn will play second and is also relatively new to the sport and to ACT bowls, with the club only joining Bowls ACT in 2019. Janette will be adding to a long list of personal accomplishments with her selection as a first time representative.

Debra Schoemaker plays third and will bring experience a steady nerve to the team, with over 35 years experience and a stack of titles across her playing career at Merrylands and now Queanbeyan RSL Memorial

Skip Jenny Clout is rightly regarded as one of the ACT’s top female players. Over a long & distinguished career Jenny has done it all as a member of Vikings and the ACT and will be looking to add some further scalps to her resume.

Check back soon for more team profiles!