Namibian Bowls Team Selected for Commonwealth Games

The Namibian Bowling Association (NBA) on Tuesday officially announced their team for the Commonwealth Games in the Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August.

The women’s team was selected during the NBA’s test-match series in November last year, while the men’s team had to undergo a rigorous training camp in February.

Sandy Joubert will act as coach and team manager. He will be assisted by Avril Kotze and Jean Joubert.

Both Namibian teams will participate in all four bowling events in Scotland – Singles, Doubles, Trips and Fours.

The national teams have already started preparing for the Games, as their members were part of an extended training squad that has already been in action over the last few months.

Under the guidance of Sandy Joubert, the team will further increase its training with specialised skills training, fitness and conditioning and mental preparation.

The ongoing National League and the upcoming week-long National Championships at the end of May provide an excellent platform for the national players to get crucial match practice.

Meanwhile the NBA has selected two junior players that will travel to Australia to participate at the World Junior Championships which is scheduled to take place from 10 to 16 November.

The junior players are Waylon Wentzel and Mandie Steenkamp, who will compete in the male and female singles events respectively.

The Namibian team for the Commonwealth Games is as follows:

Women:

Bea Lamprecht, Sheena du Toit, Diana Viljoen, Lesley Vermeulen and Anjuleen Viljoen.

Men:

Will Esterhuizen, Douw Calitz, Ewald Vermeulen, Steven Peake, and Piet Appollis

Source : The Namibian