Caerphilly’s Marc Wyatt has been named in the Welsh Lawn Bowls squad to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer.
The 36-year-old will compete in the triples and fours categories as part of a squad of 15 with an age-range between 25 and 71.
Wyatt was the youngest member of the men’s bowls squad at the last Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 and boasts a gold medal in the 2006 Welsh Fours as well as two bronze medals from the Atlantic Championships of 2009.
Bowls is one of Wales’ most successful events in the history of the Commonwealth Games with two gold, three silver and three bronze Commonwealth medals already won by just two members of the squad and the bowlers will be heading to the Scottish city next summer aiming to add more to their collection.
Commonwealth Games Co-ordinating Manager for Lawn Bowls, Hazel Wilson, said: “The bowlers have been working hard to earn selection and knowing they’ve secured their place will now allow them to focus on their preparations for the Games.
“There’s a great mix of youth and experience amongst the team which will stand us in good stead and I’m confident that we can continue with the medal-winning ways previously shown by bowlers at Commonwealth Games.”
Wales won 19 medals in each of the last two games and will be looking to add to that total this time round, meaning medals from the bowls team are essential.