World Junior Championships Set to Begin in Queensland, Australia

Ottawa, Ontario | November 7, 2014

Canada will be well represented at the World Junior Championships in Queensland, Australia next week.  Stirling Wood and Grant Wilkie both won the 2014 Junior Championship qualifier earlier this summer in Toronto.  The Championships run from Monday, November 10th to Sunday, November 16th, but with Australia being almost a day ahead of Canada, make sure to check in this Sunday for opening ceremonies.

Wood is from Midland, Ontario while Wilkie is from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and both have already represented Canada internationally.  As members of the winning team at the North American Challenge in Arizona last month, both are looking forward to competing abroad again; “I am so trilled to be representing Canada at the World Juniors” said Wood “we have worked so hard since winning the qualifiers and know we will make our country proud”. 

The pair spent some time in Australia before the competition practising and getting ready for competition to begin.  They were even able to get come training in with Commonwealth Games silver medalist Ryan Bester, “Ryan has been a great host.  He is like god here and truly is an inspiration for our junior athletes” said David Anderson, coach for the juniors.  Wood and Wilkie will be playing singles before coming together in mixed pairs to finish off the competition.

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Mikaela Martin
Communications Coordinator, Bowls Canada Boulingrin 

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