Dandenong Club President Charlie Daly has announced another boost for the club’s BPL ambitions with the signing of Mark Casey as coach of the Club’s BPL team the Melbourne Pulse.
Rob Wilson, who coached the team in its inaugural BPL season will remain at Dandenong Club as Club Coach and the man in charge of the Club’s, 2019 Champion UBC team.
“We learned a lot about this competition in our debut year and proved to be competitive but to take the next step, we felt we needed to make some adjustments. It is fantastic to have Mark on board and we hope this coaching change takes Pulse another step closer to a championship title.” Charlie said
Casey is a Bowls Australia Hall of Famer who enjoyed an illustrious career as an Australian player, making his international debut in 2003 until his retirement in December 2016.
During his years representing Australia, Casey amassed 292 international caps, as well as a swag of titles, accomplishments and golden medallions including Commonwealth Games and World Championship Gold Medals.
He has an intimate knowledge of the BPL having begun there in 2013 when he helped steer the Brisbane Gold to the inaugural Bowls Premier League (then called Australian Premier League) title.
The Pulse finished third at their first attempt in the BPL at Pine Rivers in November 2019 and sixth at Moama In February this year, just a single win behind the top placed team.
In an eight team competition where only very best compete, every BPL team is looking for an edge. Signing Casey to run the bench for the Pulse adds a new dimension to a team already boasting Irish gun Gary Kelly and a former team mate of Casey in Barrie Lester, widely regarded as Australia’s premier front end player.
In accepting the Pulse offer Casey said, “I am really excited to be on board.
I’ll be using some of the footage of the recent BPL event to help form plans for the coming season.
It is important 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 season
I really enjoy the BPL event, and I look forward to helping the Pulse have success! “