Aaron Teys will take the next big step in his Jackaroos career after earning a spot in Australia’s five-man squad for the 2019 Asia Pacific Championships in June.
Teys has been elevated from Jackaroos squad member to play Triples and Fours for Australia at the championships on the Gold Coast from June 18-28.
The 25-year-old Warilla star is, along with clubmates Corey Wedlock and Jesse Noronha, considered the future stars of the Jackaroos.
The Asia Pacific Championships will be Teys’ debut for Australia as a designated starter. Teys has already won some of bowls’ biggest events including the 2015 Australian Open Singles, men’s World Singles Champion of Champion crown and Australian Indoor title.
The national Indoor success earned Teys the right to join defending champion and Warilla clubmate Jeremy Henry in representing Australia at the World Cup at Warilla on March 5-13.
Meanwhile, Teys will be joined by Cabramatta star Ray Pearse, Club Helensvale duo Nathan Rice and Aron Sherriff, and Melbourne-based Barry Lester in the Australian team for the Asia Pacific Championships.
The event will feature 18 nations playing Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours and is a qualifier for the 2020 World Bowls Championship, also on the Gold Coast.
Pearse has been rewarded for an outstanding 12 months by claiming the prized Singles spot and will also play Pairs with Rice, while Teys will play as the second in Triples and Fours, with Sherriff the skipper.
The Australian Women’s squad is Kelsey Cottrell (St Johns Park), Lynsey Clarke, (Helensvale), Carla Krizanic (Sunbury), Rebecca Van Asch (Invermay) and Natasha Scott (Raymond Terrace).