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News Team Henselite Two new Jackroos for Team Henselite
July 22, 2016

Bowls Australia last week announced the twenty-two players that will make up the Australian Squad for the remainder of 2016, adding 3 fresh faces to the 19 existing players making up the squad.

Two new Team Henselite players to be joining the ranks are South Australia's Scott Thulborn and New South Wales' Dawn Hayman.

Scott Thulborn, at 32, has been a Jackaroo in previous years but was no less delighted at his selection this time round. "I have been in the squad before but, its a real honour to be named alongside the best players in the country!" he said. "I look forward to playing alongside any one of the current Jackaroos squad. They are all great players and friendly people."

The current good form of the 2014 and 2015 Australian Champion of Champions made him very difficult for selectors to ignore. As well as some stand out performances in and for his home state of South Australia, winning back to back fours titles at the Australian Open in 2015 and 16 and a gold medal in 2015 in the mixed fours in the Asia Pacific Merdeka Championships, made the Adelaide Endurance star an irresistible choice.

With a berth in the prestigious invitational Golden Nugget coming up in August, the Helensvale 5-a-side and the World Champion of Champions later in the year, there will be plenty more chance for Scott to impress selectors and make a play for an Australian representative spot.

For Dawn Hayman, last week's announcement represented the realisation of one of her long held goals.  "It’s like a dream come true I have been working so hard to get into the Jackaroos squad and now that I have I am going to grab the opportunity with both hands and work even harder."

The St Johns Park rising star has represented Australia at junior level, at the World Under 25 Championships but is excited to be taking the next step and is determined to make the most of the opportunity. "I am looking forward to being around the players that have been on the scene for quite some years and gain lots more experience off them."

"I’m most looking forward to playing alongside Karen Murphy because she has been my idol ever since I started playing bowls."

After winning the Australian sides championships with NSW and being named in best performed rink this year, Dawn's goals are "to do well in the Australian indoor singles and also in Hong Kong Classic and to eventually make a team for Australia" . 

Both Dawn and Scott have been using Henselite Dreamline XGs. 

"I like XGs because the feel comfortable in my hand and work well in windy conditions", said Dawn. For Scott the XGs offer "a friendly and consistent line on the draw and runners on all surfaces."

The selection of Dawn and Scott takes the number of Team Henselite players in the Australian squad to over half with 12 players using Dreamline XGs out of the 22.

In the women's side, Dawn joins Henselite team-mates Kristina Krstic (22, Manning Memorial, WA), Carla Krizanic (26, Sunbury, VIC), Chloe Stewart (20, Broadbeach, QLD), Ellen Ryan (19, Cabramatta, NSW)
and Rebecca Van Asch (28, Invermay, TAS).

Scott will play alondside Team Henselite Mark Casey (34, Club Helensvale, QLD), Aaron Teys (22, Warilla, NSW), Nathan Rice (37, Club Helensvale, QLD), Wayne Ruediger (39, Grange, SA), Aaron Wilson (24, Clayton, VIC).


Two new Jackroos for Team Henselite