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Andy Thomson joins allegiances with Bowls Australia

Posted by Daniel Seabourne on

Andy Thomson has featured in the news recently after he announced his retirement from playing international bowls, and just a few weeks later we have another Andy Thomson story we thought you'd be interested in...

Andy has taken on the role of Bowls Australia Tactical Coach.

But don't panic, he won’t actually be moving Down Under, as the name of the job might suggest, so he will still be joining us here at Potters Resort for his two hugely popular coaching breaks (find out more).

Bowls Australia have employed Andy with a view to aiding their Commonwealth Games hopes, with the next edition being held in Birmingham in 2022.

Former world outdoor singles champion, and now Bowls Australia National Coach, Steve Glasson said that Andy was the obvious candidate for the position as the Aussies look to improve their success rate away from home.

"History underlines the fact that Australia’s success in the UK does not mirror that of performances in the Southern Hemisphere,” he said.

The 'Jackaroos' will be heading over to the UK multiple times between now and the Commonwealth Games to give them time to prepare for our greens, and this is where I believe Andy’s amazing wealth of knowledge will be very useful for them.

He will be in charge of coaching and looking after the Jackaroos during their visits.

Andy said he was delighted to accept the position with Bowls Australia, and that it would be a privilege to work with Steve Glasson after knowing him for many years.

From Greg, Mark and myself, we wish Andy all the best in his new challenge.

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