The International Indoor Bowls Council (IIBC) and World Bowls will be staging the World Under 25 World Championships at the East Kilbride Indoor Bowls Club, Scotland from 4 – 8 December, 2023.
This years Junior Championships featuring Men’s and Women’s singles and a Mixed Pairs event with a fantastic array of young players from many countries from around the World of Bowls.
Seventeen Women and Men will be competing in this prestigious event from eighteen nations providing a platform for these rising stars to shine and make their mark on the global stage competing against each other to win a World Championship title.
This year has been a busy year for a number of female players, many of whom have already competed in the 2023 World Championships and Champion of Champions on the Gold Coast, Australia. Jordan Kos (Canada),Gloria Ha (Yat Ting) (Hong Kong China), Women’s Pairs silver medalist Rebecca Rixon (Malta), Women’s Bronze triples medalist Shauna O’Neill (Ireland), Aleena Binti Ahmad Nawawi (Malaysia) and Shae Wilson (Norfolk Island), are all expected to feature at the pointy end of this event.
Muhammad Idham Amin Bin Ramlan (Malaysia) is expected to be hard to beat whilst last years champion Harry Goodwin from England is returning and hopes to go back to back. Bradley Buchan from Scotland aims to go one step further than last year’s semi finals finalist and it’s exciting to see an emerging and developing nation in Bowls Hungary, entering two players to compete in this year’s event – Sarolta Schrank and Mate Dobos.
Ryan McElroy part of Ireland’s High Performance Squad and Australia’s newest Right at Home Jackaroo squad member Nathan Black will mark their debut at international level. Also in this year’s field is John-Pierre Fouche from Namibia following his participation at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The IIBC and World Bowls are very thankful to four local guest female players who have agreed to play in the event, to ensure all players are teamed up to play in the mixed pairs event.
World Bowls CEO, Neil Dalrymple is excited to see a strong field of players participating, “I thank our Member Countries for supporting this event together with the members of IIBC. This event provides many of our young and emerging bowlers the opportunity to experience an international competition and test themselves against some of the best young bowlers across the world. Thank you to the members and volunteers of the East Kilbride Indoor Bowls Club in Glasgow, Scotland for hosting the event and I am sure all players and officials will enjoy this event and hopefully take away many positive memories and results.”