Gilbert Hicks – Lawn Bowls
Gilbert Hicks first began his career in Lawn Bowls, bowling from a wheelchair in 1980. During this time he has won or been in a team that has won every club championships every, year since.
In 1996 Gilbert picked up his first State title coming third and obtaining Bronze at the Open State Championships for NSW. This was followed by Silver in 1997 and Gold in 1999 at the NSW singles. Since then Gilbert has accumulated a tremendous 17 medals, including; 8 Gold medals, 5 Silver and 4 Bronze. This impressive medal haul includes a Gold at international level in 2008 at the Australia Vs South Korea Fours and most recently Gold in the 2015 National Pairs.
Lawn Bowls is a truly multi-disability sport where people with a physical disability can participate equally with able-bodied competitors. There are no rule changes to rules and competitors can compete on both normal green and synthetic surfaces.
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2016 WS NSW Singles Classic
Date: Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th April
Venue: Bateau Bay Bowls Club, Bateau Bay
2016 MultiBowl- Multi-Disability Bowls National Championships
Date: Sunday 22nd-Friday 27th May
Venue: Clearview Bowling Club, Adelaide, South Australia.
2016 WSNSW State Championships
Date: Tuesday 23rd- Saturday 27th August