State Senior Side Announced for NSW Series

by Team BV

28th June, 2023.

Bowls Victoria is pleased to announce the State Senior Side selected to compete in the upcoming three-Test Series against New South Wales in Warilla, NSW in August. 

Congratulations to the following athletes: 


Carol ProtopapasLaureen SmithPaula WoodGayle Edwards
HeathmontYMGCClayton Altona
Marilyn StephensonJennifer SalmonSharon WarfeJan Morton
MoamaKeilorBenallaSale Community
Claire SandersAlison HallRobyn ThomassenJan Hurst


Tony ShiavelloBrendan BarkerDave DonaldsonChris Young
BundooraWerribeeFlemington & KensingtonChalambar Golf
Colin VeenendaalTom RisticNick DaweRay Jansen
Steve ShennanSteve SullivanPhil GodkinMichael Wilson

The final Side includes several Senior debutants, though with plenty of prior State experience, including Gayle Edwards and Jan Hurst. New players making their debut for the Big V include Carol Protopapas, and in the Men’s Side, Brendan Barker and Michael Wilson.

The remaining Senior Squad members stay in contention for The Nationals and Bowls Victoria will pursue our title defence with great fervour.

The Senior Side will play the State Open Side in a practice match at Club Sunbury on Saturday, 22 July.

The State Program for the 2023-24 Senior Side representative season is:

  • State Side Practice Match: 22nd July, Club Sunbury, VIC.
  • State Side Series: 7th – 8th August, Warilla, NSW.
  • The Nationals: 7th – 8th October, Sorrento, WA.