2024 Open & Development State Squads Announced

by Team BV

28th June, 2024.

Bowls Victoria is pleased to announce the State Open Squad for the 2024 representative season. The Squad includes 32 women and men who will compete in an intra-Squad practice match in July, before two State Side Series against NSW in August and Qld in September, and the Australian Sides Championships at The Nationals in October.

Congratulations to the following athletes: 

2024 OPEN WOMEN’S SQUAD

RepresentativeClub
Samantha Atkinson*Dandenong Club
Olivia Cartwright*Moama
Tris Doolan*Richmond Union
Anne Draffen*Ballan
Brooke Edwards*Altona
Anita Jenkins*Somerville
Carla KrizanicClub Sunbury
Sophie Kurzman*Club Sunbury
Taylah MaronSouth Bendigo
Patria McGrathOcean Grove
Nicole McKenzieDandenong Club
Cass Millerick*Moama
Lisa Phillips*Clayton
Emma Simmonds*Moama
Jess Wallace*Lilydale
Kylie Whitehead*Wodonga

* Denotes players selected for the State Side Series versus NSW in August. 

2024 OPEN MEN’S SQUAD

RepresentativeClub
Andrew BrownBendigo
Tyson Cromie*Ocean Grove
Anthony Flapper*Essendon
Matt Flapper*Ocean Grove
Brodie HarkerBarham
Brad Holland*South Bendigo
Cameron Keenan*Moama
Brett Mahoney*Yarraville-Footscray
John McCarron*Glenroy
Dane McKinnon*Altona
Craig Mills*Yarraville-Footscray
Mat O’BrienMoonee Valley
Brad Orr*Essendon
Brad Pavey*Ocean Grove
James Pearce*Deer Park
Bryce YoungMelbourne

* Denotes players selected for the State Side Series versus NSW in August. 

The Women’s Squad includes 1 debutant, while the Men welcome 3. The Open Squad will be joined by a Development Side to compete in a Series against NSW at St Johns Park in early August. The Side for the Qld Series will be confirmed prior to September.

DEVELOPMENT SIDE

Bowls Victoria is also pleased to announce the State Development Side for the 2024 representative season. The Side includes 12 women and men who will compete in an intra-Squad practice match in July, before a State Side Series against NSW in August, alongside the State Open Side.

The Development Side has evolved from the Under-25 Series in which Victoria previously competed against NSW, and was last played in Moama in 2022 where the Side enjoyed considerable success.

2024 DEVELOPMENT WOMEN’S SIDE
Alana FlapperEssendon
Akasha FortuneClub Sunbury
Taylah MarronSouth Bendigo
Hayley O’ReillyAltona
Olivia SladeLilydale
Nicholle WendtACBC
2024 DEVELOPMENT MEN’S SIDE
Koby CromieEssendon
Brodie HarkerBarham
Nathan LynchMoonee Valley
Ben McArthurWebbcona
Mat O’BrienMoonee Valley
Mitch SidebottomTallygaroopna

The 2024 State representative season includes:  

  • State Side Practice Match, Shepparton, 20th July.*
  • State Side Series vs NSW, St Johns Park, NSW, 8th-10th August.*
  • State Side Series vs Qld, Club Tweed, NSW, 13th-15th September.
  • Australian Sides Championships – The Nationals, Club Tweed, NSW, 15th-20th October.

* Includes Development Side