Cabramatta bowler Aaron Wilson selected for Australian Commonwealth Games squad

On target: Bendigo lawn bowls product Aaron Wilson will represent Cabramatta at next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: Simon Bennett
On target: Bendigo lawn bowls product Aaron Wilson will represent Cabramatta at next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: Simon Bennett

The old adage is: those who can, do; those who can't, teach.

Aaron Wilson is proving that theory wrong.

The Cabramatta Bowling Club high performance coach has been selected for the Australian Commonwealth Games squad.

His selection for the Jackaroos continues his rapid rise in the sport which saw him debut in the green and gold only last year.

The 26-year-old will be hoping to replicate his performance at the 2016 World Bowls Championships when he won gold in the pairs and silver in the fours.

“It’s a big thrill to have your name on the board and I just want to do the best for my country,” he said.

“There is nothing better than representing your country at the highest level.”

The Bendigo product is from a lawn bowls family with his three brothers and sister all involved.

Wilson, who still owns a lawn bowls shop in his Victorian home town, said joining Cabramatta has helped take his game to a “new level”.

“There is a great culture at Cabramatta with good people behind it,” he said.

So what’s the secret to his success that has seen him medal at the Trans Tasman and Gold Coast Multi-Nations in 2017?

“A lot of purpose-practice,” he said. 

Fellow Cabramatta bowler Karen Murphy will be looking to add to her four medals after being selected for her fifth Games.

JACKAROOS: Kelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic, Karen Murphy, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch, Barrie Lester, Nathan Rice, Aron Sherriff, Brett Wilkie, Aaron Wilson.