Dandenong Club President Charlie Daly announced another boost for the Club’s BPL ambitions with the signing of Jeremy Henry as coach of the Club’s BPL team, the Melbourne Pulse.
In making the announcement, he said, “The BPL is a seriously tough competition to win. The best bowlers in the country come together twice a year for this competition, and whilst we have been in the main extremely competitive, we haven’t yet managed to perform to the level we would like.”
“We are grateful to the management of Warilla Bowls in agreeing for Jeremy to be a part of Pulse and confident that having him onboard provides our team with the genuine opportunity to advance further. “
Henry is the Head of Bowls at Warilla, where he has he has had ongoing success working with the likes of Gary Kelly, Aaron Teys and Corey Wedlock. He has spent many years playing in the BPL, and the move to coaching Pulse will be a great fit.
Henry has been a star in the sport, winning two gold medals in the World Indoor Championships and three Commonwealth Games medals.
He has also won six outdoor Irish National Bowls Championships the 1996 and 2001 singles, 1990, 1994 and 2003 pairs titles and the 1993 triples title. He has won the singles at the British Isles Bowls Championships in 1997.
In 2006, he won the Hong Kong Singles Bowls Classic singles title.
He won the 2004 World Indoor Bowls Championship pairs title with Ian McClure. He has six World Cup Singles title wins in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
In a ten-team competition where only the very best compete, every BPL team looks for an edge. Signing Henry to run the bench for the Pulse adds a new dimension to a team already boasting Irish gun Gary Kelly and Jackaroos Ellen Ryan and Barrie Lester, each regarded by many as Australia’s premier front end players.
In accepting the Pulse offer, Henry said, “I am excited to be on board.”
We have a team where every player makes an impact when it is their turn, and I am confident that the Pulse has a lot to build on from its debut seasons.”
With a recently refurbished undercover venue and booming levels of participation, Dandenong Club is making a significant contribution to bowls at all levels of the game.
It was named Club of the year by Bowls Australia and Bowls Victoria in 2021, proving ideal for significant events. The Club last year hosted the National Titles and The Australian Champion of Champion Finals.
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