IN: Raymond Terrace lawn bowler Natasha Scott. Picture: Robert PeetThree-time world champion Natasha Scott hopes it will be a case of third time lucky when she lines up on the Gold Coast next year.
The Raymond Terrace 27-year-old aims to claim her first Commonwealth Games medal in what will be her third appearance at the international tournament.
Scott, who debuted in Delhi in 2010 and also went to Glasgow in 2014,was on Tuesday named in the 10-person Australian squad for the April competition on home soil.
She will be joined in the Jackaroos team by Hunter product and four-time Bowls Australia international player of the yearAron Sherriff, who this week announced a 2018 move from Ettalong to Gold Coast club Helensvale.
On the weekend Scott wrapped up her Australian Championships campaign with one gold and three silver medals. In October she clinched a historic clean sweep of all four women’s state titles in one season.
Elsewhere and Teralba’s Mariah Williams is now a step closer to making her Commonwealth Games debut after being picked on Tuesday in the Hockeyroos squad for 2018 while five-time Cessnock medallistDan Repacholi rounded out his qualification period at the Shooting Australia Open in Brisbane on the weekend.
It comes after Newcastle basketballers Suzy Batkovic and Katie Ebzery were on Friday announced in the Opals squad for a Gold Coast training camp whileNovocastrian triathlete Aaron Royle recently missed out.
JACKAROOS:Kelsey Cottrell,Carla Krizanic,Karen Murphy,Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Barrie Lester,Nathan Rice, Aron Sherriff,Brett Wilkie,Aaron Wilson.