Three weeks to go before Tasmania Tridents kick off in BPL#14

by Rob McGuire

Three weeks to go before the Tasmania Tridents kick off in BPL#14 in Moama from 21-25 February 2022.

Thanks to sponsorship from the Tasmanian Government, Tasmania has its own team in the Bowls Premier League (BPL) which kicks off in Moama, New South Wales in just three weeks time.

The Bowls Tasmania-owned Tridents have secured the ninth licence in the $125,000 prize-money biannual competition, through funding contributed by the Tasmanian Government as part of an election promise and have filled their roster with an all-Tasmanian line-up headlined by the state’s preeminent player.
 
Dual Commonwealth Games gold medallist and world champion Rebecca Van Asch will guide the Tridents’ maiden journey, alongside the experienced hand of former Australian Indoor Championships runner-up Mark Nitz and reigning Tasmanian Champion of Champion winner Taelyn Male, with one-time Australian Jackaroo Mark Strochnetter assuming the coaching duties.
 
The three-pronged Tridents moniker was chosen to represent the three regions of Tasmania and the three Tasmanian players that will carry the state’s hopes on the national stage.
 
Tasmania has long wanted to be part of the BPL competition to promote ourselves on the sport’s biggest stage. The provision of a pathway for bowlers in the state to progress their bowls and aspire for greater rewards has been limited in the past; the Bowls Premier League now provides that vehicle for which we can now showcase the tremendous talent that we have in our state.

The event will be shown live on Fox Sports, Kayo and Sky Sport NZ from 4pm-10pm AEST each night from 22 – 25 February 2022, with additional Rinkside Live live-streaming through Facebook during the daytime rounds.

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