Commonwealth champs visit bowling club

Medal-winning bowlers visit

Medal-winning bowlers visit

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Auchinloch Bowling Club members were delighted to meet two gold medal winners from the Commonwealth games lawn bowling recently.

Gwen Nel, a multi award winning visually impaired bowler from South Africa, won the gold medal as lead player in the mixed pairs, while Annatjie van Rooyen was the director of Gwen’s partner, the skip of the winning pair.

Doreen Strachan, club president, first met the ladies in 2011 at the World Bowls in Pretoria. They renewed their friendship at Kelvingrove this year where Doreen was officiating as an International Technical Official at the lawn bowls. Doreen was recently appointed national coach for SABB (Scottish Association of Blind Bowlers) and, last month, Scotland’s visually impaired singles players won the British Isles Championship at Kelvingrove.