High Performance squad announced for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Bowls Scotland are delighted to announce our High Performance squad as preparations get underway for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The squad selected is a preliminary shortlist of athletes that will be in contention for the final selection process for the Games. Those successful, will go on and represent Team Scotland in Birmingham as Scotland’s lawn bowlers will be looking to bring home more medals after major successes at the last two Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the Gold Coast.

There is an abundance of national and international experience throughout the men’s, women’s and para-bowls squads. This will be the first opportunity for Scotland’s elite players to train under the new High Performance structure, which will help ensure the final squad selected to play on the greens at Royal Leamington Spa in 2022 will be as prepared as possible.

This is the first stage of the High Performance programme and resources will soon be put in place to grow the structure and deliver a similar level of support for our developing players who are aspiring to represent Scotland at future World Championships and Commonwealth Games. 

Eight high-quality coaches have also been selected to help deliver effective training sessions and one-to-one assistance for the players. Alongside their significant coaching knowledge, several of these coaches have represented Scotland at the highest level and will be vital additions to the new programme.

Bowls Scotland’s High Performance Coach, David Gourlay MBE, said: “The selected squads demonstrates the depth of talent and experience that exists in Scottish bowls and signifies the first step on our journey to Birmingham. I have complete confidence in the players selected and also the coaching structure which will support our players.”

Bowls Scotland’s Para-Bowls Co-Ordinator, Bob Christie, added: “The selection panel have named a mixture of experienced and up and coming talented players to compete for places at Birmingham 2022. This has given them a great opportunity to develop into medal contenders whilst engaging in the exciting new High Performance programme which is tailor made to meet the players requirements.”

The High Performance squad is:

Men

Stewart Anderson (Eddlewood BC)

Darren Burnett (Arbroath BC)

Ronnie Duncan (Bonnyrigg BC)

Paul Foster MBE (Troon BC)

Alex Marshall MBE (Gifford BC)

Iain McLean (Blackwood Victoria BC)

Derek Oliver (Cockenzie & Port Seton BC)

Martyn Rice (Marchmount BC)

 

Women

Claire Anderson (Eddlewood BC)

Carla Banks (Inverurie BC)

Caroline Brown (Motherwell BC)

Lauren Baillie-Whyte (Cockenzie & Port Seton BC)

Lesley Doig (Strathmiglo BC)

Megan Grantham (East Lothian Co-Op BC)

Dee Hoggan (Tranent BC)

Claire Johnston (Auchinleck BC)

Stacey McDougall (Dalkeith BC)

Hannah Smith (Auchinleck BC)

 

Para Bowls

Robert Barr (Jordanhill BC – Visually Impaired)

John Fox (Spateson BC – Visually Impaired)

Melanie Inness (Coltbridge BC – Visually Impaired)

Mary Stevenson (Shanks BC – Visually Impaired)

Garry Brown (Blackwood Victoria BC – Physically Disabled)

George Guthrie (Maryhill BC – Physically Disabled)

Garry Hood (Ayr Craigie BC – Physically Disabled)

Rosemary Lenton (Crichton Royal BC – Physcially Disabled)

Barbara McMillan (Kelty BC – Physically Disabled)

Kevin Wallace (Clackmannan BC – Physically Disabled)

John Wardrope (Ayr Seafield BC – Physically Disabled)

Pauline Wilson (Willowbank BC – Physically Disabled)

 

Coaches

Natalie Docherty (Kelvindale BC)

Sarah Jane Ewing (Abbeyview BC)

Chris McGready (Grangemouth BC)

Eric McMillan (Cowdenbeath BC)

Billy Mellors (Haddington BC)

Frazer Muirhead (Bankton Mains BC)

David Peacock (Danderhall MW BC)

George Sneddon (Broxburn BC)

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