Kate climbs the ranks as National Squads announced
Kate Argent-Bowden’s promotion to the Emerging Jackaroos Squad headlines an exciting day for South Australians, with the release of the 2022 National Squads by Bowls Australia.
Kate’s step up from the Pathways Jackaroos to the Emerging Squad, caps off a big year for the 16-year-old, who won the South Australian Women’s State Singles, South Australian Under 18 Girls’, and the Australian Open Under 18 Girls’ titles earlier this year.
Kate joins fellow young guns Josh Studham and Nathan Black in the Emerging Jackaroos Squad for 2022.
Wayne Ruediger is once again part of main Jackaroos squad, while Jayden Zeller, Tyson Wilson, and Grace Moloney all remain in the Pathways Jackaroos Squad, which was created last year.
National Coach Gary Willis is buoyed by the 2022 list, and is excited at what it will bring ahead of a stacked calendar of events, including the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, noting that Argent-Bowden’s commitment has been exemplary.
“I am ecstatic for Kate, her results and commitment to the HP program have been sensational, I’m so proud of her efforts and look forward to her progression,” Willis said.
“I am equally as excited with the new additions to the Pathways Squad and it is wonderful to see new talent coming through from Western Australia.
“I know that they will be extremely well supported by their pathways coaches along with the entire HP team.”
The finalised Para-Jackaroos Squad will be announced following a trial in mid-November, held by the high performance program.