Annette is bowling over the best in the state
BUNDABERG'S Annette Goldsworthy made her first tilt at a Queensland title at the State Multi Disability Games at Aspley and starred in her big time competition debut.
Carving her way through the preliminary rounds it was going to take a lot to stop her in the finals and there was only one player good enough to halt the rampaging Goldsworthy.
Beaten in the semi-final by Serina Nichols, who went on to win the Queensland singles title, Goldsworthy was not disgraced, and instead she received an honour she didn't think was possible.
Just competing for a state title was a dream for Goldsworthy, she had no idea of what was coming her way.
After making an impression with the selectors Goldsworthy was picked as one of four women to wear the maroon of Queensland at the national titles.
The Burnett Bowls Club member is excited to have the chance to represent not only her state, but her home club and town as well.
The national titles will be held on the Gold Coast from October 11-16 and Goldsworthy has plan in place to be well-prepared for the championships.
Along with playing club games in the lead up to the event, Goldsworthy has the chance to learn from one of the best in the sport's history.
She has been given an invitation to play with Bowls Australia hall of fame member Robert Parrella OAM on the greens the national championships will be played on, Musgrave Hills Bowls Club.
Parrella was inducted into the national hall of fame in 2011 and is a Commonwealth Games gold medallist, an Australian representative from 1982-1994 means he has a wealth of knowledge to draw on, and he asked Goldsworthy to play with him in a game prior to the event and his experience will be invaluable to her in the of competition.
Goldsworthy thanked the Bundaberg community for its support in getting her to the state titles.