Congratulations to our Canterbury players who represented New Zealand in the Blackjacks squad for the 2023 Multi-Nations played on the Gold Coast!
Teams from Australia, Queensland, Norfolk Island, Hong Kong, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand have been battling it out for gold, silver and bronze in what has proven to be an ideal precursor to the upcoming World Bowls Championships in August.
The final day saw New Zealand walk away with six medals in total, with two being gold, two silver and two bronze.
The New Zealand women also came away with the Multi Nations Overall Women’s Trophy!
Congratulations also to our very own Bowls Canterbury alumni Emily Belton in her first official Bowls New Zealand High Performance Coach appointment!
We are so proud of all our Canterbury players who made the squad, some for their first ever Blackjacks cap!
Andrew Kelly, Lance Pascoe, Kelvin Scott, Katelyn Inch & Tayla Bruce.
2023 Multi-Nations, Gold Coast Results at a Glance (Canterbury players highlighted in bold)
Women’s Pairs – GOLD
Katelyn Inch, Selina Goddard
Women’s Triples – SILVER
Val Smith, Tayla Bruce, Nicole Toomey
Men’s Fours – SILVER
Sheldon Bagrie-Howley, Lance Pascoe, Chris Le Lievre, Tony Grantham
Men’s Pairs – BRONZE
Andrew Kelly, Tony Grantham
Women’s Fours – BRONZE
Katelyn Inch, Val Smith, Clare Hendra, Selina Goddard