Andrew Smith retires from West End
Former South Australian and Australian bowling star Andrew Smith is this week retiring from his current job with Lion and West End, which has seen him play a major role in the partnership between the famous South Australian brand and bowls in the state.
Smith, who is a Bowls SA Hall of Fame member, was an Australian Squad member in 1986 and from 1997 to 2002.
He played 30 Test matches and represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002.
He won the Australian Fours, the Australian Champion of Champion Fours, the Australian Champion of Champion Singles and the Australia Champion of Champion Pairs.
Andrew also represented South Australia on 355 occasions and won numerous State titles in singles.
The SA Super League best and fairest award is also named after Andrew, as a result of his efforts on the green and his work through West End as partners with Bowls SA and the SA Super League.
Bowls SA CEO Mark Easton thanked Andrew for his ongoing support through his role with West End.
“We appreciate everything Andrew has done for bowls in South Australia while working at West End,” he said.
“Andrew’s efforts and his success on the greens are well-known, but some people might not know about his efforts off the green.
“When you combine those two factors, he really is an icon of the sport in South Australia in every sense of the word.
“We wish Andrew all the best in his retirement and look forward to seeing what he can achieve on the greens with a bit more spare time on his hands.”