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Team Henselite Jo Edwards Jo Edwards
Country of Birth: England
Club: United Bowling Club, Nelson, NZ
Bowl Used: Dreamline XG
Why do you use this bowl? I chose this bowl for its reliable line and I feel confident in its finish.They are a great all round bowl.
How and when did you start bowling? 1992. I entered a sports all rounder competition in 1989 and played 17 different sports, bowls was one of them. Found it very challenging. The next couple of years I played in a business house league and took it up seriously the next year.
Career Goals To continue to enjoy playing at the highest level (as long as my mind and body let me)
  • 2017 NZ National Fours Champion
  • 2016 World Bowls Singles Bronze
  • 2016 Golden Nugget Invitational Singles Champion
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games singles gold.
  • Was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of merit (MNZM) in the 2014 Queens birthday honours list.
  • 2009/10/11/2013 World Cup Indoor singles gold. 2009/11/13 Tweed Heads Golden Nugget singles gold.
  • 2012 International female bowler of the year.
  • 2011 World Champion of champions single gold.
  • 2004/08 World Bowls Pairs gold.
  • 2002 Commonwealth Games pairs gold. Asia Pacific 4 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze. 
Who do you most admire? Phil Taylor
Which other bowlers do you enjoy playing with or against? Val Smith. We have been great friends for over 30 years. I enjoy playing along side Val and I think that we bring the best out of each other when competing. I enjoyed playing with Sharon Sims and Marlene Castle also. Karen Murphy. We started out in our respected countries academy teams and our paths have continually crossed.
What would you do if you weren't bowling? Getting the handicap down in my golf game. Fishing. Watching most sports.
Why do you choose Henselite? Henselite offers a great range of bowls for all surfaces.
Jo Edwards