State Junior Tri-Series Confirmed at Cabramatta

by Billy Johnson

The annual Junior Test Series between the NSW Junior Blues and Queensland will be contested as a tri-series this year, with Victoria set to compete in the event. The Series will take place at the home of the NSW Junior Blues – Cabra Bowls – from 3rd to the 5th July 2023.

The tri-series is an opportunity for some of the best junior bowlers in Australia to go head-to-head and showcase their abilities in the lead up to the Australian U18 Championships held in October this year.

Bowls NSW CEO Tim Rowe is thrilled to see Victoria’s inclusion in the annual series. “It’s fantastic to have Victoria competing in the tri-series. Their inclusion is a welcome boost and will further improve what is already a high-quality event.”

Bowls QLD CEO Brett Wilkie shared the same view, stating “Queensland and New South Wales have had some amazing battles over many years in our annual U18 Test Series, and we now welcome the Victorian juniors to this series which will enhance the contest.”

Sixteen players from each state, eight boys and eight girls, will compete in the multi-discipline event which will be live streamed by Bowls NSW. More information on the event, including selected players will be made available closer to the event dates.

Bowls Victoria CEO Tony Sherwill sees Victoria’s inclusion as a big win for all three States. “Bowls Victoria’s juniors are incredibly excited to join New South Wales and Queensland in making this event a tri-series.  We see this as a great test for us, coming up against the depth and talent in both NSW and QLD.  We look forward to this annual series for many years to come.”

Many players in the current Australian Jackaroos squad are products of the junior bowls system, which makes it even more exciting to see our next generation of bowling superstars take to the greens at Cabra Bowls.