Brett Wilkie (AUS)

CLUB: Club Kawana, QLD

OCCUPATION: CEO of Bowls Queensland

AEROBOWLS USED:

  • Aero Optima (most surfaces)
  • Aero Groove (in the UK)

WHY DO YOU USE AEROBOWLS? Same line every time!

CAREER GOALS: To continue to promote and develop the game in QLD into the future

MOST ADMIRED PLAYERS: Kelvin Kerkow & Alex Marshall

FAVOURITE GREENS: Portable Rink at Potters, UK

FAVOURITE QUOTE: "No regrets!"

OTHER HOBBIES & INTERESTS: Spending time with family and watching sport

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Australian debut: 2009 in the Trans-Tasman Series v NZ at Hendra Nundah Bowls Club in Brisbane, Brett was presented with his Australian Cap by 1990 Commonwealth Games Singles Gold Medallist Rob Parrella. (Queensland debut in 2001, 243 games).

  • Cap number: 130

  • International appearances: 253

  • International playing achievements:
    • Winner of 7 Trans-Tasman Men’s Test Series v NZ
    • 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Fours Silver
    • 2017 Gold Coast Multi-Nations Fours Silver
    • 2017 Gold Coast Multi Nations Pairs Bronze
    • 2016 Christchurch World Championships Pairs Gold
    • 2016 Christchurch World Championships Fours Silver
    • 2016 Christchurch Six Nations International Triples Gold
    • 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Fours Bronze
    • 2013 Glasgow Multi Nations Pairs Silver
    • 2012 Adelaide World Championships Overall Men’s Team Gold
    • 2012 Adelaide World Championships Fours Gold
    • 2012 Adelaide World Championships Triples Silver
    • 2012 SA International Series Pairs Silver
    • 2012 SA International Series Overall Men’s Team Gold
    • 2011 Asia Pacific Championships Overall Men’s Team Gold
    • 2011 Asia Pacific Championships Singles Silver
    • 2011 Asia Pacific Championships Pairs Silver
    • 2011 World Cup Singles Bronze Medal
    • 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Triples Silver
    • 2010 Delhi Eight Nations Test Event Pairs Silver
    • 2009 Asia Pacific Merdeka Indoor Championships Triples Bronze medal
    • 2009 World Champion of Champions Singles Gold medal – Ayr, Scotland
    • 2008 International Open Singles Runner up – Burgess Hill, UK

  • Australian playing achievements:
    • 2018 Bowls Australia International Player of the Year
    • 2017 Australian Fours Champion
    • 2016 Australian Open Singles Runner Up
    • 2014 Bowls Australia Male Bowler of the Year
    • 2014 Australian Open Singles Runner Up
    • 2014 Australian Indoor Singles Runner Up
    • 2011 National Champion of Club Champion Singles Winner
    • 2011 Australian Open Triples Runner Up
    • 2010 Australian Indoor Singles Champion
    • 2009 Australian Open Singles Champion 
    • 2005 Australian Open Pairs Runner Up
    • 2003 National Champion of Champion Pairs Runner Up
  • Winner of all QLD Titles: State Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours; Champion of Champion Singles, Pairs and Fours

  • Major Singles Event victories: Golden Nugget Singles, Salisbury Singles, Ballina Summerland Singles, Yallourn Singles, Mad Dog Singles, North East Valley Singles NZ

  • 10 Premier League QLD Titles; 5 State Pennant Titles.

  • Represented Australia in Indoor Bias Bowls from 1997 – 2001, retired from the game as current QLD, Australian and Australasian Champion to concentrate on the outdoor game.

  • Interesting Fact: Donated bone marrow to a boy in Germany in 2008.