KEY PLAYER: Kurt Brown will keep playing for the Kawana Thunder, despite moving to Bundaberg.
KEY PLAYER: Kurt Brown will keep playing for the Kawana Thunder, despite moving to Bundaberg. Warren Lynam

Thunder to retain services of state champ of champions

LAWN BOWLS: One of the state's best players has left Kawana to link with Across the Waves in Bundaberg but Kurt Brown will still line-up for the Thunder in the Premier League Queensland.

The state champion of champions representative has gone back to his old stomping ground, closer to family.

"But we're really excited to have him still playing for Club Kawana," coach Ian Schuback said.

"From a Sunshine Coast point of view, we're thrilled he's agreed to come down with young Nick (Cahill) and play premier league for us."

The 2018 Premier Leagues Queensland will be one of the strongest editions yet, with Commonwealth Games participants set to be in the mix.

"All clubs have been recruiting rather heavily but we've recruited well and we're pleased to have Kurt, along with Nick," Schuback said.

Brown has already made a mark at ATW since shifting there, winning the district pairs there with talented 15-year-old Cahill.

And such is Cahill's talent, he actually defeated Brown for the club singles title.

COOLUM Beach Bowls Club will this weekend host four players on the cusp of Australian selection for the Commonwealth Games, at the club's pairs event.

The national squad was initially expected to be announced this week but will now likely be revealed early next week. The Jackaroos contingent at Coolum will be among those in line for spots.

SUNSHINE Coasters Rose, Rebecca and Connie Rixon, along with Wes Hedges, took part in a Team Malta national training camp at Broadbeach during the weekend.

It represented their last chance to impress, before a squad is announced for the Commonwealth Games.



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